New female to DAREBEE, looking for help on a program to reduce arm fat/tone

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    New female to DAREBEE, looking for help on a program to reduce arm fat/tone

    36yr old female, large arms, currently cycling and losing weight from the waist down but arms are very large. Looking for help on a plan or workout to reduce arm size. Any suggestions are appreciated as I have no clue where to start.
    thank you

    #2
    Hi, Welcome to the Hive.

    It is effectively impossible to spot reduce fat on the body. You lose fat equally across your entire body as you progress. What you can do is to tone the areas that you are concerned with, though this is not necessarily going to have the specific effect that you are looking for. If you feel like you are on the right track, then just keep going, you will get there.

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      #3
      What I have found from years of exercise, weight loss and weight gain is that your body "wants" to keep certain proportions. You can lose fat all over, and then the fatty parts look smaller, and you can build muscle, and then an area that gains volume will probably look firm and attractive. What you can't do is slim down individual areas, like CaptainCanuck says. It is not our nature.

      If you have no experience at all with upper body training, I recommend you go to workouts on the website, not programs, filter "upper body" and "light intensity" and just do the workouts that looks interesting. That's what I did because I thought my abilities were very unbalanced. My arms aren't thinner, but there's some more "shape" to them.

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        #4
        Cycling is great for improving cardiovascular fitness and reducing overall weight, as well as toning your legs. To tone your arms, you might, as Laguiri suggested, look at adding some upper body, or whole body exercise. Pretty much anything that uses your arms will improve their appearance. An increase of muscle won't necessarily mean a reduction in overall girth, but will make your arms look and feel firmer. That said, there is also nothing to say that doing those exercises won't reduce the size of your arms! Have a look at the workouts, see what attracts you. Don't be put off by things you can't do currently, but just do things to the best of your ability. Adapt if you need - nothing is written in stone, and nobody will tell you off for doing things a bit differently. ask any questions you need, get clarification if needed, try things out. And welcome to the Hive!

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          #5
          Welcome!

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