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Question DetailsAsked on 2/15/2012

What can I do about my arms which are BIg and flabby -I'm 35 to 40 lbs. overweight and I'm 64 yrs, old? I've been working out on rowing mac

I am 35 to 40 lbs. overweight but my arms look like I'm about 80 to 100 lbs. overweight and I'm being very honest about that. They are big and flabby. I'm 64 yrs old and I've started working out on the rowing machine trying to work my arms. Do you know if I have any hope for reducing them and
also that they won't be flabby. They are BAD! I willing to take a little flab but they are so big at my elbows. I'm going to Weight Watchers trying to lose the weight but at the same time I would like to get these arms smaller and I'm at a loss as to what I can do if anything.

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Try these exercises: http://www.livestrong.com/article/328446-arm-toning-exercises-for-seniors/ They may sound complicated at first, but they're very easy to do. If you do them every day, you should notice a difference in muscle tone in less than a week. I use 2.5 lb. hand weights, which would give you faster results, but the point is to keep doing the exercises, with or without weights. I even do them while I'm sitting in a chair, talking on the phone, watching tv, anything, as long as my hands are free. It's actually fun!


Here's a video to show you proper technique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuDw6IxMIvI There are more videos at this site.


I suspect the rowing machine is only toning your back muscles, not doing much for The Dreaded Arm Flab. If you're "rowing" in a gym, ask someone to give you a quick lesson in using another machine that targets that specific area.

Answered 7 years ago by Oleron




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