Muscular-arms Be-Gone (SOS)
- 08-17-2007, 01:31 AM
Muscular-arms Be-Gone (SOS)
As a longtime lurker on this site, I have wanted to post this question. However, I'm unsure if this is the place to do so....but here it goes.
I'm 5'5, 135 lbs. I eat small meals every 2-3-hrs....not always the best choices. Sometimes I give in to sugar cravings, especially ice-cream late nights, or a few chips. The later I'm awake the more tempted I am to snacking. I do good during the day however. I'm having trouble disciplining myself w/that. I know the more I give in, the more I'll crave....so who has a possible solution for that....besides just plain will-power & wiring my mouth shut after 7 (lol)?
I just learned about the HIIT on the tread, and have implemented that into my regular daily cardio. The majority of my workout is cardio. Twice a week I use 3-lb dumbells and resistance bands. The fitness ball bothers my back. Can't really lift heavy weight due to auto accident, and would not want to anyways because I've done the heavier weight under a certified-trainer, and I was looking like Baby-Swartzeneggar (sp). I don't like the bulk on me, it makes me look too masculine for my taste.
I'm interested in toning up more. But my main goal is to slim-down my naturally-muscular upper arms. I want the slender feminie arms that I had 3yrs ago. I am a female & I know that muscle is desirable for most due to many health reasons, aging, etc. But I still believe I can be healthy w/slender toned femine arms too.
I have about 1 1/2-inches of loose skin in the underarms. I am currently using the CLA & EC, ON Shakes & fasted-cardio. 60-min day on tread (30-mornings fasted & 30 evenings). Also difficulty falling asleep due to the caffeine I guess. I do take multi-vitamin, Omega-3,6,9 capsule & liquid, Biotin, iron, B-12, Vit-C, Calcium w/vit-D, 2-TBSP Flaxseed Meal day, tons of water (4 caffeine-free diet cokes a day also...I just gave up 6-8 caffeine diet cokes)....just empty calories there but I'm getting much better w/the sodas.
Sorry I can't post pics at this time. But can anyone suggest how I might accomplish my goal here? I think I would almost have to lose some muscle in the arms (scary thing to say on here...lol); or would I have to keep losing until desired weight is achieved, then tone the arms up? I'm fairly small & petite, but I have these big Serena Williams arms that I do not find attractive for my fairly-small frame. Please advise. Thanks in advance.
- 08-17-2007, 12:02 PM
- 08-17-2007, 03:35 PM
08-17-2007, 03:56 PM
08-17-2007, 04:11 PM
In all seriousness, I have noticed that it takes will-power for a week or two - after you have managed to go week or two without, you'd amazed how quick your body will forget the addiction you have developed by making the choice to consume those snacks and acclimatized your body to that extra sugar.
By making the opposite choices your body will be become de-acclimatized - freed from that addiction - just as quick. But for that one or so week, in my mind, yes, you need to exert some will-power.
08-17-2007, 04:25 PM
Do more cardio then if you do give into the cravings you haven't really made things as bad.
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08-17-2007, 04:43 PM
Lots of good suggestions here.
If you do find that are cheating too often I would suggest trying some Healthy Cheat Foods Low Carb Chips: Low Carb Chip Mix (3 lb) By Healthy Cheat Foods
A little salsa probably wouldn't hurt either. This isn't an end all answer, but it will help on those nights that you cave to your cravings
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
08-17-2007, 06:57 PM
08-17-2007, 07:32 PM
DRink Green Tea alot. I was at 3 cups a day and noticed more tone. I was also at cardio 2x a week and a "lighter" diet, not much though.
EDIT: Not sure about Arizona and all those brands but i am talking Green Tea packets. Especially before a run, and then right after.
08-17-2007, 08:06 PM
08-18-2007, 01:44 AM
Are you just adding this for taste? If so I don't need it. I usually put the packet in my mouth after i drink th cupp to to get ALL of it...hahaha yea a bit crazy but its so pure. I almost ripped one open once and just ate it to see how it went....still havent tried it.
08-18-2007, 04:01 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome.
This is great advice. I am going to follow all your suggestions as much as possible; I know you guys/gals are the real-deal. Thanks so much for all your suggestions.
ARZI75 I'm going to do my best to commit to exerting will power.....I know that's really key to getting & staying fit.
Makavelithadon I take it the hoodia is to help w/falling asleep? I've never tried it.
MentalTwitch...I completely forgot about the green-tea. I have plenty of the bags also. I'll start w/that tomorrow morning.
Crowler Pretty clever.....that's exactly what I keep trying to do....but I've been trying to burn the additional after cheating versus prior...right now I think I'm just breaking even, so now I'm going to follow your suggestion.
Stxnas Good looking out!!! I'll replace my unhealthy snacks w/a couple of healthy cheats....and hopefully I won't like them if I get that urge. I've cleaned-out my cupboards & frig b4 (of the unhealthy snacks), but only to replace them w/worse. So I'll try replacing my chips & ice-cream for healthier versions.....for now....just incase.
Hope I didn't miss ne1. I can't thank you all enough...really!!!
08-18-2007, 10:00 AM
08-18-2007, 05:36 PM
08-18-2007, 05:42 PM
I have tried it. And to my surprise it really did work. But you have to take it fairly consistently throughout the day. Like for instance, one dose in the afternoon won't last you through the entire rest of the day and through the night until you go to bed. I took it morning, mid afternoon, and then AGAIN when I got home from the gym at around 7 or 8 to last me through the night til I went to bed.
Also I decided to do the mega hoodia from NOW foods, since I have always had good luck with there products. They generally make solid products IMO.
That's my two cents on it anyways
08-18-2007, 05:54 PM
08-18-2007, 06:13 PM
hey mama welcome to the best board this side of the nut house.... .....alot of good people on here!!
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08-18-2007, 08:31 PM
Since everybody knows I'd suggest setroids for a common headache or even a bad hair day,heres my advice,get your hands on same Anavar,10mg ED is a good starting point for a woman,and work with some Clen if you can handle it....My girl would give you this same advice but she's not into the whole forum thing,Up your water,people think by upping there water that they will hold more water weight,which can be true for a couple pounds but in the end more water is the best thing for weight loss besides cardio,just burn more calories than you take in,stick with a super clean dieat,of whole grains,veggies,lean protien,Plain Oatmeal,Egg Whites,chicken breasts,etc...,those small meals you are eating is good,just make sure your getting your protien in first then carbs,obviously stay away from ice cream and such,so much other tasty stuff out there instead,fat free sorbet,sherbert,etc...fresh fruit,etc....or like my girl does,chew some gum,gets that craving for the most part,Good luck....Anavar and Clen are your new best friends,you just have to kick it w/ them a bit'....
Tripdog is a perfect example of what a chick on Anavar will look like
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08-18-2007, 08:41 PM
08-19-2007, 10:59 AM
Welcome, MiniMama. It's great that you decided to start posting.
As far as the late-night cravings go, maybe you should try allowing yourself to have a food that you enjoy that is better for you than ice cream or chips. For example, have a tablespoon of peanut butter with some tea, or a small handful of walnuts (which will help you sleep) or some cashews. It can sometimes be easier to say to yourself, "Okay, I'm going to have some walnuts instead of those chips", because you are substituting a food versus trying to completely abstain from eating. The example foods I listed all have some protein, quality fats, and are low glycemic. I personally have some walnuts or some all-natural peanut butter before bed most nights.
Regarding your arms being muscular, it sounds as though you are a mesomorph body type. My wife is also naturally "muscular" so I think I understand where you're coming from. She has done a great job getting leaner recently and I've noticed that her arms are much slimmer, even though she is as strong as ever -- she can bench 100 with a spot, which is pretty respectable.
You are definitely not overweight (I am not saying that!), but because you are in good shape that means that if you lose another 5 pounds there's a good chance your upper arms will get leaner as well.
08-22-2007, 01:15 AM
08-22-2007, 01:20 AM
08-22-2007, 01:21 AM
I was thinking about this for na minute last night,I think what will help you lose arm muscle is an easy fix.....
Catabolism....when you work the muscle,and do not feed it properly(protien,carbs,etc)it will cannibalize itself and musclwe will dwindle down to whee you want....this is what all of us who bodybuild strive hard NOT to do,but losing the muscle is pretty easy,just keep doing cardio,do some high rep weights,and stay away from protien and fat,don't eat for a couple hrs after your workout...and you will see muscle dissappear fast,I know this for a fact...And in my girl situation,when her arms get bigger(muscle)her chest looks smaller,a larger chest(implants) defenitely makes your arms look smaller also,as she's been working out her arms are getting biger(toned) and she's ready to get her chest even bigger now...
08-22-2007, 01:36 AM
So fill-up on the Protein first huh? I definitely never knew that...Whew!!! I have lots to learn. I know a lady that says she takes Clenbuterol to cut her cravings for drugs. Is it suppose to cut food cravings as well? If so, she still eats excessively while on it....probably just her though.
What is the Anavar known for? I'm afraid of steriods.
08-22-2007, 01:45 AM
Well normally if your wanting to maintain and build muscle,you want as much protien as possible,however on the complete opposite if you want to lose muscle,basically if your not getting protien and working arms out a few times a week,you will put them into a state of Catabolism...which your arms will be over worked,cortisol kicking in,stopping them from growing and not getting protien,the muscle will feed off itself and dissappear on its own...and Clenbuterol is easily abused/misunderstood...but helps burn more fat,which will also lessen the size of anyones arms...You should look into Meridia...curbs the appetite...my girl takes meridia in the morning and she can barely eat until evening...very effective in appetite controll...also an ECA stack(Ephedrine,Caffiene,Aspir in) will burn alot of fat and spped things up...Protien is gonna maintain the muscle you have,however take the protien out and your muscle will go away fast...feel free to pm me your stats,i can tell you exactly what to do...your friend has clen?Will they hook you up if needed?Ask them if they can get you some meridia....or have you ever heard of MelanotanII...Gets you a dark tan,suppress's appetite,and makes you horny....They call it the Barbie drug...you will lose some weight on that stuff too,and get a crzy dark mtan also,which is a huge perk...
08-22-2007, 01:48 AM
Thanks Getswole I like the harsh reality of brutal honesty. That also motivates me.
I understand the time involved for overall weight-loss. However, it's my arms that I'm most concerned with slimming down. I know we generally lose weight evenly throughout, so I guess it all goes together.
08-22-2007, 01:53 AM
08-22-2007, 01:55 AM
You should post some pictures so we can see exactly what your talking about,seeing pictures I could suggest certain workouts to tone certain parts of the arms ,to keep them toned as they shrink,so your not just left with flab...which wouldn't be good
and yes anavar is a steroid,but is the one that is the most woman friendly,although still must be watched closely.
08-22-2007, 01:58 AM
On anotrher note,unless you can see veins popping up in your biceps and such,and arms are rock hard...then there is alot of fat on them,probably just normal,but still alot of fat that has to get burned off until you actually see the muscle underneath...women tend to carry alot of fat on their arms,the deck is stacked against you
08-22-2007, 02:02 AM
When I was smaller I did have slender arms inspite of my body-type, so you have an excellent point about losing more weight.......I've upped my cardio, water & implemented the greentea. I've taken lots of notes from you all & I can't go wrong w/all this good advice. Thanks so much.
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