How do I get rid these masculine arms?

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by Guest
05 Aug 07 21:10

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Please tell me how to slim down my big muscular arms. I'm female, 140 lbs, and I hate these Serena Williams looking arms. There's no definition (not cut) because I have a couple of inches of flab; and I don't want the defined cut look. I want the slender feminine-looking arms I had a few yrs ago.

I know losing weight will help the flab, but I need to lose the bulk and the muscle is too big. I know muscle is good for this that and the other, but I don't want the big muscles there. I want slender, feminine arms, without definition; and without bulk. HOW CAN I GET RID OF THESE MANLY ARMS....I LOOK LIKE FOOTBALL PLAYER FROM BEHIND!! :cry: I'm too embarrassed to go sleevless.

I do a few dips. I'm afraid weights will bulk me up even more. I tried them in the past & I looked like Baby Swartzeneggar (sp). Do I first need to lose a lot of weight first? PLEASE HELP...THANKS IN ADVANCE.

by miderno
11 Nov 07 17:32

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I kinda had this problem when I was pregnant with my son. I had somewhat larger arms.
What I did was do low weight, high rep arm curls, tricep push outs and shoulder exercises. All with very low weight and high reps. Worked for me.

by Zeb
14 Nov 07 07:48

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Anonymous wrote:Please tell me how to slim down my big muscular arms. I'm female, 140 lbs, and I hate these Serena Williams looking arms. There's no definition (not cut) because I have a couple of inches of flab; and I don't want the defined cut look. I want the slender feminine-looking arms I had a few yrs ago.

I know losing weight will help the flab, but I need to lose the bulk and the muscle is too big. I know muscle is good for this that and the other, but I don't want the big muscles there. I want slender, feminine arms, without definition; and without bulk. HOW CAN I GET RID OF THESE MANLY ARMS....I LOOK LIKE FOOTBALL PLAYER FROM BEHIND!! :cry: I'm too embarrassed to go sleevless.

I do a few dips. I'm afraid weights will bulk me up even more. I tried them in the past & I looked like Baby Swartzeneggar (sp). Do I first need to lose a lot of weight first? PLEASE HELP...THANKS IN ADVANCE.



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Body Fat reduction should always be the primary aim, the weight loss will follow.

You say you have muscular arms and then say you have a couple of inches of flab. Flab is not muscle and therefore not muscular. My Mum who is 70 has lots of flab on her arms & I tell her she needs to increase the muscle with resistance exercise(i.e. weights).

NOW, as a woman you will only get big and muscular IF you either have 1) Abnormally high levels of testosterone, or 2) Take steroids. Female bodybuilders who get big, muscular & male like take steroids which mimic testosterone (which is the muscle building hormone). Men build muscle a lot easier because they have much higher levels of testosterone.

Check this video from Steve Turano:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMGVHZOIcLY

The same weight training exercise that men do to build muscle normally builds a slim, slender figure in women.

The next thing is, are you really muscular or is this YOUR perception of yourself. Ask other people, in particular people who are knowledgeable of exercise, as what you see as a baby schwarzenegger may be different to someone else. I've known women who get big muscular arms from playing squash, or at least that's their perception, although I could not see it as such.

Generally to lose weight effectively one needs to consume less calories than they burn. Eat a good diet, no junk foods, high in fat and no cola's/soda's etc, which are the drink equivalent of junk food.

Exercise, consisting of:

1) Cardio, remember with exercise that you only start to burn fat after about 20 mins of exercise, when you have depleted your glycogen stores, so if you are doing cardio alone you need to do at least twice that time.

2) Resistance or weights, as the above video says...you need to train hard AND...if your doing cardio & weights in the same workout do your weights FIRST, that way when you start your cardio you will be fat burning straight away.

Hope this helps

Zeb
TheFatBurner.net

by carrie11
27 Nov 07 07:04

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Perhaps you can try lifting weights so tone your arms, do some bicep/tricep curls. It works, just have the patience to do it regularly. Here's a link of some exercises you can do. abc-of-fitness.com/info/fitness-exercises.asp

by kgh
16 Jun 08 22:09

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You Dont want to do heavy weights if you feel your arms already have to much muscle. Dont listen to the people that tell you heavy weights will make you look more like a woman and a man more like a man. That is NOT ture. I worked with a trainner that told me the same thing and all he did was build muscle on my arms and make them bigger. Therefore I know what Im talking about.

First you need to work on doing lots of cardio, at least 30 to 45 min , at least three days a week. This will burn fat and muscle. I would do this for about a month, maybe two. Then start doing light weights, and more reps. I am doing five lbs and about 15 reps three times each arm. This is helping me alot.

It cost me alot of money to learn a lesson that not every trainner knows what they are doing when it comes to a women wanting to tone her body. You just have to find what works for you because every body is different, but the carido is the place to start to burn the fat and the muscle off your arms.

Goodluck...

by carrina
18 Jun 08 15:23

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I think toned and shapely arms are very sexy on women. I agree that huge arms don't look good. I love how Madonna's arms got when she was working out. They were slim, but they had a lot of shape. I just cant stand the super skinny arms that have no shape.

Cardio and diet is going to get you to where you want to be. You can still lift weights, but just keep the weight low and the reps high.

-Carrina

by toomuchmusclegal
17 Jul 08 16:42

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I never work out my arms for fear of them getting even larger, and i dont do anything more strenuous than the average girl-- i guess im just genetically dispositioned for these honkers, but im not a guy so i hate them. in sleeveless numbers i look like a man and hate it! how the heck do i get rid of arm muscles :cry:

by Browser
10 Oct 08 15:39

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kgh wrote:You Dont want to do heavy weights if you feel your arms already have to much muscle. Dont listen to the people that tell you heavy weights will make you look more like a woman and a man more like a man. That is NOT ture. I worked with a trainner that told me the same thing and all he did was build muscle on my arms and make them bigger. Therefore I know what Im talking about.

First you need to work on doing lots of cardio, at least 30 to 45 min , at least three days a week. This will burn fat and muscle. I would do this for about a month, maybe two. Then start doing light weights, and more reps. I am doing five lbs and about 15 reps three times each arm. This is helping me alot.

It cost me alot of money to learn a lesson that not every trainner knows what they are doing when it comes to a women wanting to tone her body. You just have to find what works for you because every body is different, but the carido is the place to start to burn the fat and the muscle off your arms.

Goodluck...


I absolutely agree. I actually came in here looking for the said same resolution to that problem. Now although, some women like defined muscular arms, not all do. SOme women (such as myself) prefer long untoned slender arms. I had explained this to my trainer and he totally disregarded what I asked him. Rather, he constantly stated how "great" women look with a little definition in their arms as if it was his choice to decide.
Needless to say he had me lifting weights and doing, what was clearly inappropriate for my body type and my weightloss request. Instead, I gained 8 pounds, my clothes became tighter. I went from starting the gym at 138 to leaving at 146. I still hate my arms which grew in muscle mass.

In the end I would say, your body is your body and how you want it to look is a preference and Right of yours, not your trainer or anyone else, whether you want a muscular look OR a slim, undefined body, OR a heavier set body. Thanks

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06 Nov 08 00:53

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by GenevieveArnauld
28 Dec 08 20:47

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I have this kind of problem too. I am neither fat nor skinny but i have BIG arm muscle. Its kind of embarrassing to go sleeveless. I don't really have flabby stomach and stuff but when i was young, i lifted weights like a guy because i thought that would get rid of the fats on arms/stomach and it did but it was replaced by muscle. My brother even teased me about being a future wrestler because of it. Would i get rid of this arm muscle problem by just plain running and sweating?

by anonlon
01 Mar 09 19:34

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I have a similar problem, i have big arms that become very muscular with the lease bit of excercise. how do i get rid of the flab and/or muscule. I know everyone says do cardio, but I'm new to this exercise lingo, how do you do cardio for your arms???

by Heaven_Sent
24 Mar 09 17:55

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Please, if anyone out there can help me or give me advice or the name of a doctor -- I have masculin arms.  I am a beautiful african-american 25 yr. old but I am embarassed to where sleeveless shirts or dresses.  I have been like this for several years, at least since the last 10 years maybe.
I have never take hormone pills or diet pills or anyting.  I am 5'9"&weight about 155 lbs.  I really want to just go get surgery to get rid of the "cut" in my arms so that I can have a soft regular arm like other females I know.
Does anyone have any advice.  I live in Maryland&I have not been able to find any information online other than Siron pills which are usually taken by males who want to be women.
I was born a female&just want my arms to match the rest of my body -- femininity!

by Heaven_Sent
25 Mar 09 17:51

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What are high step reps?   Does this really help to reduce muscle in the arms of a woman -- my biceps are a little masculin to be a girl which I was born.
I am beautiful&have a pretty face but no matter how much people tell me I'm beautiful I do not believe this b/c I am not happy with my self -- simply because I cannot control the way I look as far as being able to reduce the muscle mass in my biceps on my arms.
If anyone has helpful info please let me know&write your reply here!
Thanks!
Heaven_Sent

by candy255q
27 May 09 12:46

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try wrapping your arms in saran wrap, and then place a heating pad on them for 30 minutes a day until you are satisfied...it worked for me. Plus, drink a lot of water and dont work out in your arms that much....if you do fast movements to burn, slow movements build.

by V
02 Jun 09 04:08

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Hi i have the same issues with my arms i don't like them too much. i play tennis so i work out with my arms alot and ive dedicated a bug chunk of my life to the sport and want it to get me through college so i'm not willing to quit but im unhappy with my arms. they are big and athletic and i guess that would be sexy... on a guy! but nah i was born a girl and i love my legs and flat tummy but i wish i could cut the muscle out of my arms. actually i'm okay with one arm because i am right handed and i don't use the left arm as much with tennis it isnt as toned. my issue is with my left arm. my suggestions for other people is to just deal with it and jst think when ur old and grey you wont have saggy arms like the other geezers instead u'll b fit and want to show off your guns to the world.
 
peace and love!

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