Weight Loss Support - arms & legs

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02-24-2007, 05:01 AM
My main problem areas now are the tops of my arms (they are flabby), my legs (they are flabby too) and my love handles. I hate all of these areas.

I made a comment that if I cut my mid section out and replaced it with a skinnier one I would be completely happy with my body.

Is there anyway I can eliminate the weight from these areas? I mean I know u cant really spot reduce but are there any exercises that would target just these areas?

02-24-2007, 05:57 AM
I don't know the answer l00py but I'll be watching this thread for sure. I have a slender mid section and am quite happy with my body (from the front) from my neck to my legs. However, my arms and legs are repulsive, can't think of a nother word for them :(

02-24-2007, 07:50 AM
Weight training (with small, manageable weights) can help with arms and legs, but there may still be loose skin for awhile. Being active in general helps.

Some people have surgery because they want those areas to look different. It's an option for those who can afford it--I don't think I would choose it, but many do. The trouble is, one has scars after that. So, it's kind of a trade-off.


02-24-2007, 09:21 AM
Cardio is the only thing I know of that will help burn fat, but to build muscle and make the skin look less flabby, weights are the way to go. The upside is muscle has more calorie requirements than fat to maintain, so lifting weight helps up you metabolism long after you've finished working out, where as cardio doesn't.

02-24-2007, 11:56 AM
I credit weight lifting with really helping my arms shape up. I don't have a lot of flabby skin (chicken wings) any more. My upper thighs need some more help, though, and my poor midsection! I've got a lot of loose skin there...