Grandma Sag ---- under arm flaps --- how do you get rid of them? seriously.

@coffeebreak (17829)
United States
August 10, 2010 6:58pm CST
Need some help getting rid of "grandma sags", "arm flaps"... whatever you call them... that hanging fat/skin between elbow and shoulder. I have it. My problem is I am not able to do vigorous exercise due to a head trama and now with knee surgery I can't walk like I used to. So while I lay in bed recooping... I have some 5 lb hand weights I used while walking, what kind of exercise can I do with these in bed to help this area? Hold arms outward and pull up and forward, bend at elbow and do the same? Anyone know of what the best would be to focalize on this particular area to help "loose the weight" there? Thanks!
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@kukueye (1762)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 10
I guess beside surgery to remove those chicken wings, another method is plain exercise,there is lot of tutorial exercise for specific area to target in exercise i guess taking light weight , stretching and also certain exercise like using chair handle to lift the arms , pumping can tone up the arm. Beside that certain cream can tone up the skin and muscle in that area, however this is mininum.
@coffeebreak (17829)
• United States
12 Aug 10
I will be giving that a try Was doing similar while back and no luck but then when the walking allowed me to loose 10 lbs.. I kind of focused on that instead.
@lolo58 (55)
• United States
11 Aug 10
The absolute toughest spot to "fix". I've been in fitness for about 20 yrs. not a body builder just trying to keep it from falling down and staying put. The grandma flags are very difficult. But, there are things you can do with the 5 lb. weight. The question I would ask first is about the knee surgery. Is it knee replacement, meniscus (spelled it wrong I'm sure) tendon? Can you sit in a chair? If you can try this: take the weight, hold it over your head with both hands clasped around it, bend it behind your head only at the elbows so your elbows are still straight with your head - because it's a light weight you can do as many as you wish until you tire. Also, if you can sit. Take the weight and hold it out to your side so your arm is parallel to your shoulder - not above, not below - even..hold it for 5 seconds and then take it slowly down to your side. Do this with both arms. Start at a few and build up. This is more difficult than the first - it will build the muscle and the grandma flags will be a little firmer, not perfect, just better...Remember, good things take time and improvement won't be seen for about a month or two...due to your head trauma - keep everything you do light.
@coffeebreak (17829)
• United States
11 Aug 10
I can do these two you mention... and will. The knee is getting better and I look for the day I can do my power walks again. Didn't help this problem, but did help me other ways. But I can only go about 20 minutes before it over powers my head and I get dizzy. Nothing I can do about that.. but these.. heck I can do them while watching tv. SO I really appreciate your suggestions and I will be starting them tonight! Thanks very much.
@zzyw87 (1264)
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
I am sorry but I cannot help you with this. I have the exact problem. My problem is I want to get rid of these flabs too but I don't want to develop arm muscles. So I guess lifting weights is out of the solution for me. I can lose weight by dieting. But I find it very hard to diet.
@coffeebreak (17829)
• United States
12 Aug 10
I'd choose the better of 2 evils and go with the muscles...but of course, that is easier said than done! I can't loose weight by dieting, and even exercise doesn't help that much. Stupid body I got!
• United States
11 Aug 10
You could try lifting a dumbell backwards to see if that works. Arms at your side and lift your elbows back tward your back was an exercise I was taught in the gym moons ago. Beyond that they'd probably say loose weight & get surgery. I'd rather loose weight like most any person... the surgery thing I'd rather NOT! GL w/ your knee surgery recovery.