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Old 07-08-2008, 09:41 AM   #1
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Does anyone knows any exercice to tone arm and have my arms slimmed down (less fat in them), exercises that don't require any equipement ?
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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Take a bottle of water in your right hand - raise your right arm straight above your head and flex your arm back at the elbow - slowly up and back 20 times - do the same with the left arm - do on each arm every day! It really works!
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Tricep dips can be done on a chair, on the floor, etc. Here's a link or do a google search:
http://exercise.about.com/b/2004/08/...ricep-dips.htm

Also pushups are great for toning the whole upper body and require no equipment. You can do them against the wall or my favorite, the kitchen counter top, if you can't do them on the floor.

You can't really just lose the fat in your arms (you have to lose all over body fat ), but you can tone them up. Can you get some light dumbbells or a resistance band?
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Yeah ... losing fat requires losing fat all over. You can't spot lose. And toning - as such - is a myth. The only thing that will shape up your arms is to lose fat (all over) and build muscle.

There are tons of good body resistance exercises that you can do w/out machines, but if you can invest in a couple of hand weights (in the 15 lb range), that will help a lot. You can get a pair of weights at Target or Walmart for around $25.

A set of resistance bands will also help - it'll allow you to do things like curls and butterflies w/out a weight set.

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Thanks a lot you guys...does push-ups against the wall and ''women'' push-ups really work in toning the upper body ? because i can do those but i cant do men pushups..i thought they didnt do the job as good.

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Old 07-08-2008, 12:09 PM   #6
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Well, they work better than not doing any at all-LOL!
Do them that way until you can do the "real" ones
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but do they tone upper body muscles ?
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Um, yes they willl tone your upper body muscles.
I also do isometric holds in various push up positions.
Get in the pushup position on the floor with your hands close together and your elbows in close to your body.
Lower down a couple of inches and hold it for 30 secs to a minute. You should be shaking This will work the triceps, shoulders, chest and upper back. Experiment and try holding at different levels of the pushup position.

It's all good

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but do they tone upper body muscles ?
No. But they will strengthen and build upper body muscles!

I started off with pushups on my dresser. Now I do them on my cedar chest (about the height of a weight bench) and on the floor, alternating. It's actually better to do wall and counter pushups than it is to do the "girly" ones on your knees. When you hold your body straight, you work your arms, shoulders, back, and core, even if you're doing it at an angle, rather than flat to the floor.

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