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    Flabby Arms

    I am not sure if this is the right place to post... but I will just go ahead and write this. How do you get rid of flabby arms?

    It's not uncommon to see things like "10 exercises to tone flabby arms" on the web, but isn't it unable to turn fat into muscles? So if the flabby part is just fat, how can you get rid of it by just doing push ups, or am I missing something?

    I always have flabby arms even back then when I was doing a good deal of Darebee exercises last year. I consider myself pretty light at this point but I can still see the flab flying if I shake my arms. I can squeeze the fat, too.

    It's not like they are huge or anything but they are just hanging there forever.

    #2
    The statement "x exercises to get rid of flabby arms" or "Do x to get rid of your belly fat" is always a misleading thing you'll hear / read in the fitness "industry" to get you to buy their product. It's pretty much click bait. There is no one thing that solves that issue entirely.

    "Toning" usually means making something look more defined. How do you do that? Depending on how much body fat actually covers the area in question you could either build more muscle, which stretches the existing body fat and makes it less apparent or you could train to reduce your body fat to unveil the muscles you already have. Ideally you would go for a combination of both.

    The last few percents of body fat are always the hardest to get rid of, so it's not unusual to still have areas with a bit of body fat even if you're very slim otherwise. That's where the expression "skinny fat" comes from. Here the same thing goes: you can either train to lose that last bit of body fat (which, again, is harder than losing the previous amount. So you need to increase the intensity), or work on building muscle to make the area look more defined at the same body fat percentage.

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      #3
      TheRaven Thanks, it makes sense that increasing the muscles stretches the fat, making it look less fatty. That's probably what happens with my legs. I bet there's fat in my thighs since they are quite thick with little definition but if I squeeze them it will feel tight and dense, actually much harder than the arms to be squeezed.

      I can see myself doing more intense workout in the future, yay. I think my body fat percentage isn't high but it's definitely not that LOW.

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        #4
        As you wrote that you have a higher %fat,you may lose fat with calories deficit to lose also fat from your arms
        Also you can do weight lifting (bodyweight workouts if you have not equipment) to tone your arms.
        The last weight lifting workout of darebee has exercise for the arms
        https://darebee.com/workouts/catalyst-workout.html

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          #5
          kandy ... "chicken wings", mostly a 'problem' for older women.You can not exercise the problem away. That's the Bad News.
          The better news is that doing push ups and the like will build muscles that will 'stretch' that fat (that just will not 'go away') and will anchor it.
          They may not have gone away, but they should be less obvious ... to other people. Chances are you will always be sensitive to them being there.
          Portion control, deleting sugar from your diet ... these, too, may help. But these fatty deposits may be the last to go. Sorry.

          Should some jerk mention them, smack them in their shoulder and say "yeah, I know ... sorry, did that hurt?". (no, don't ... please)

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            #6
            Thanks, everyone!

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