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how to get rid of the dreaded "bat wing" arms?

I am 4 years out from gastric bypass and have lost 150 pounds. I really need to know the best way to tone up my arms to try and get rid of my bat wings?? Any suggestions?

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You can implement some light weight strengthening & toning exercises in functional form hitting the entire arm, biceps & triceps (visit the workout planner & view the exercise videos), but at the end of the day, a lot of it will boil down to excessive skin in conjunction with the need to tone the muscle underneath the skin.

I have seen so many folks who have lost a great amount of weight as you have with similar challenges. Your skin may tighten a bit & it’ll do so based on a host of things like your age, DNA, skin elasticity, your health & wellness resume, etc.

You might want to get an assessment from a professional & weigh all your options.


Tony Nicholson 141k
6 years ago

That is a very difficult area to tone. Tricep exercises (and there are a lot of excellent tricep exercises and videos under the Fitness tab above) could help, but that is often an area that requires surgical intervention to remove the excess skin.

Give the tricep workouts a try-- they really do help!Happy

Vicki Bowland 53k
6 years ago

My arms are my least favorite body part for this exact reason. They are are bit jiggly. I did recently connect with a personal trainer at my club and I stated my upper arms and my lower abs as my areas of concern (I am pretty close to my goal and really just wanted to break through a plateau). He's given me a whole body circuit training approach- but really hitting the triceps and abs pretty hard. And about 6 weeks from when we started I have noticed the jiggle getting less and less, I assume it is because I am building up muscle to fill that skin in. So, it helps, but I don't know that it will ever be perfect.

sarahk11 32k
6 years ago

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10/27/2011 at 11:39 AM