Exercise! - flabby arms

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09-02-2008, 08:16 PM
I noticed that since I started loosing weight and exercising, that the back of my arms (where my triceps is) looks even more flabby..Am I doing something wrong ? My biceps looks kinda good though.

09-02-2008, 08:21 PM
Sometimes your skin tone will look worse before it gets better.

Have you been doing exercises that will help develop the tricep muscle?

09-02-2008, 08:22 PM
I do push-ups for my arms, I don't know if this works my triceps or biceps.

09-02-2008, 08:24 PM
well it'd mostly work your biceps and chest. Although pushups are great, its hard to rely on one exercise to work your entire upper body.

I would do some tricep dips and look into things like tricep pushups (your hands are closer together to help work your triceps).

09-02-2008, 09:00 PM
ok thanks a lot...i'll try that

09-08-2008, 04:43 AM
I do push-ups for my arms, I don't know if this works my triceps or biceps.

Push ups don't work your biceps. Biceps are a 'pull' muscle that work with your back muscles in exercises like rowing and chin ups.

They work your pectoralis major (chest), triceps and anterior deltoids.

Good tricep exercises:
push downs on a cable machine
kick backs with a dumbbell
french press
dips on a bench - or sometimes gyms have machines for this.

Otherwise, an overall fat reduction would get the 'arm flab' down, since you can't spot reduce, only strengthen the muscle underneath.