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how to get rid of the fat between breast and underarm?


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I have done pilates, dance, but no weight (don't have any handy).  I want to get rid of the hanging parts between my breast and underarm.  I have been moving my arms hard when I dance, using 2 books in each hand for the weight with the hope they will shrink.  They don't seem to give up as quickly as other parts in my body.

Can someone give me advice on how to work out on this part?  Thank you.
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My advice would be run, bike, stairmaster, eliptical... whatever your poison may be.  I am assuming by hanging parts you mean parts that are a little more "fatty" than other parts of your body. 

If it is just muscle that hasn't toned up I would guess bench press, flys, pushups?  Someone else would definitely know better than me on that part.

I know the parts you mean.  Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to shrink them either, apart from losing body fat in general.  Tricep work does have a small impact.

I've just learned to dress to camoflage -- when wearing strappy tops, choose ones that have straps that come straight up.
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pozesara:  thank you for you input.  I think they are just fat, not muscle.  Someone told me that I should stand up, stretch arms on both side, same height with my shoulders, and move both arms in circles, both directions and it would help.  I have been doing that I notice a very little progress.

pompey:  yeah, that's THE part i am talking about.  I am also very conscious about wearing shortsleeves or tank tops.
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my sister does this great exercices...I'm not really sure if it helps but I did it for two weeks when I couldn't exercice and was only allowed to do non-cardio stuff and I could swear I already saw a change after a week... 

You have to stand up straight (and I mean perfectly straight not with your shoulders leaning forward) and then hold your arms in front of you (away from your body!) with your palms touching as if you were praying, your elbows pointing outwards and try to keep it level (chest level). Now just press your palms against one another other. You should feel your muscles working at exactly the point where you want to lose, if you can't feel it that good you might have to lift your arms a little higher and don't hold them too close to your body.

I really think it helped me, sadly I can't tell you more because I stopped doing it. Just don't have time after practice. But my sister does it every day and it really toned her body (she is 37, not 20!). It also helps building muscles on top of your chest where you tend to lose more when you are losing weight (resulting in hanging breasts...) 
Hey yall, I have small boobies so I am trying to salvage the fat there...but anyway about the underarms--ure triceps.

Ok from what I understand to work ure triceips u gotta max them out. So doing dips, or backward curls with weights, or whatever it is, you gotta do it till they are sore before they start responding.

hope that helps
CARDIO!!!  Also, push-ups.  I do standing wall push ups and normal ground pushups.  4 sets of 15 reps. (Notice I don't know that appropriate way to spell p-ups so I used it 4 different ways)
There's no way to spot reduce fat in any area of the body.  Lose the fat, and you'll lose it there too.  Proper diet and exercise are the way to go for any fat, no matter where it is.
I second plaidpooka's comment.
You can't spot train to reduce fat. What you get is tightening the muscles on that area. By doing that, the result varies depending on what areas; i.e on abs, a lot of crunches may make your abs looks/feel bigger if the fat layers on top is not shed. On arms, may make it look/feel smaller to a degree, but the fat is still going to hang on there.

Suggestion, do whole body workout. Cardio etc will help you rid of the fat. Do latt muscle exercise and your complete arm workout - biceps, tricep, and side lift (forgot the name of the muscle used there). That way you lose fat and get definition. That is the make up of a "toned" arms.

Liked the advice of the Pray position; you can really feel the muscles contracting.  I was in a very bad car accident and sedentary for 9 months and could not exercise.  After 2 years just getting back into shape and I also found that the "shake weight" that is advertised on T.V. and on the web for just $19.99 is also a great toner for arms, chest, shoulders, AND that dreadful underarm fat! 

Whoa... zombie bro-science....

diet. More specifically, calorie deficit created by diet and exercise. Heavy lifting always has its benefits in this regard as well.

for how many minutes do i have to do that?

Some of the replies you received seemed genuinely helpful, other's just ignorant. I have gone from a size 12 to between a size 4 to 6, depending on the clothing make. Most of my life I have been a 0-3, but that was before being happily married  in '96 & stopping my "dance" exercise with my girlfriends, so that is my size structure I am returning to.

The fact I have gone down half my size (12 to 6 & somethings a 4) is awesome, & I'm almost to my "ultimate" weight, now my main issue is the dang fat under the arms, on the side of the breasts. At 127 I do not have a lot of fat to get rid of, thus need specialized training for that area! 

Lots of muscled, ab muscles, looking good- but  that one area lowers one's slf-esteem. I'm under BMI, Expected lb rating, Fat %, etc. Yet,  I have the same questions you do. Don't let anyone make you feel bad! I was disturbed by some's comments. Its an honest question & I want an honest "work-out", training answer!!!!!!!

 

I do not have much "Fat" left- thank goodness- but more fat then I need in this area.....

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my sister does this great exercices...I'm not really sure if it helps but I did it for two weeks when I couldn't exercice and was only allowed to do non-cardio stuff and I could swear I already saw a change after a week... 

You have to stand up straight (and I mean perfectly straight not with your shoulders leaning forward) and then hold your arms in front of you (away from your body!) with your palms touching as if you were praying, your elbows pointing outwards and try to keep it level (chest level). Now just press your palms against one another other. You should feel your muscles working at exactly the point where you want to lose, if you can't feel it that good you might have to lift your arms a little higher and don't hold them too close to your body.

I really think it helped me, sadly I can't tell you more because I stopped doing it. Just don't have time after practice. But my sister does it every day and it really toned her body (she is 37, not 20!). It also helps building muscles on top of your chest where you tend to lose more when you are losing weight (resulting in hanging breasts...) 

thanks for sharing your tips. This will help me a lot and I will always keep in mind these tips while doing exercise.

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i don't know if the palm excercise mentioned really works,but i did this after a shower looking in the mirror and i did see muscles moving. so hopefully this will help some

Original Post by plaidpooka:

There's no way to spot reduce fat in any area of the body.  Lose the fat, and you'll lose it there too.  Proper diet and exercise are the way to go for any fat, no matter where it is.

This is as true today as it was 7 years ago when this thread started.

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