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over 40-45 ladies what are you doing to accomplish slim toned arms?

kimber0607kimber0607 Posts: 686Member Member Posts: 686Member Member
Ive been at this for almost 2 months and not seeing the difference I would hope
Im going the Tracey Anderson method arms/3 pound weights....
I tried this system 5 years ago and was pretty happy content with the results
I turned 46 on Saturday and never played sports or have been consistent w working out..what can I do to get slim tones arms?

any advice appreciated
thanks

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  • VioletRojoVioletRojo Posts: 556Member, Premium Member Posts: 556Member, Premium Member
    Three pound weights aren't going to do much. I lost as much weight as needed and do compound lifts with heavy weights.

    But your arms look pretty slim to me.
  • 33gail3333gail33 Posts: 224Member Member Posts: 224Member Member
    I am 54 and have been strength training for a couple months and my original goal was to get rid of upper arm "flab" (tricep area) and I am super happy with the results already. I concur that 3 lbs weight is probably too light. I have been doing lat pulldowns, tricep pushdowns, barbell curls, bench press, military press and deadlifts with progressively heavier weights. It is working for me even at my age.
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Posts: 398Member Member Posts: 398Member Member
    kimber0607 wrote: »
    Ive been at this for almost 2 months and not seeing the difference I would hope
    Im going the Tracey Anderson method arms/3 pound weights....
    I tried this system 5 years ago and was pretty happy content with the results
    I turned 46 on Saturday and never played sports or have been consistent w working out..what can I do to get slim tones arms?

    any advice appreciated
    thanks

    Pretty sure Tracy Anderson has no formal training in exercise science or nutrition. Probably not the best program.

    Look at a program/information developed by actual professionals, Perhaps "The New Rules of Lifting for Women".

    https://www.amazon.com/New-Rules-Lifting-Women-Goddess/dp/1583333398

    Best of luck.
    edited June 11
  • HermanLilyHermanLily Posts: 217Member Member Posts: 217Member Member
    PullDowns, Bench Press, Military Press and Dips
  • PoesiaSagradaPoesiaSagrada Posts: 26Member, Premium Member Posts: 26Member, Premium Member
    Working on staying as lean as is healthy for my body and lift weights. I LOVE weight lifting! Started doing it because of my age (ensure the maintenance of bone density), and wish I had discovered it when I was younger and had better collagen. 😁
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Posts: 4,446Member Member Posts: 4,446Member Member
    Basically lose all the fat and slowly build muscle. Calorie deficit and lift. And lots of push-ups😉
  • VegasFitVegasFit Posts: 1,193Member Member Posts: 1,193Member Member
    The last time I used 3 lb weights was in physical therapy for my shoulder. My purse weighs more than that 😂 I agree with the other posters as far as lifting heavy.
  • Machka9Machka9 Posts: 14,562Member Member Posts: 14,562Member Member
    I use 2 kg (4.4 lb) weights when I'm starting out and haven't lifted anything in a while. I agree with the others ... increase the weight. If you're comfortable doing 3 lb, it might be time to try 4 or 5.

    I've also started rowing 3 days a week and am noticing a slight difference.

    And I'm going to physio run pilates 1 day a week.
  • CahgetsfitCahgetsfit Posts: 1,838Member Member Posts: 1,838Member Member
    Your arms already look slim. If you want them to look more "toned" you will need to build a bit more muscle or "pump" the muscle you currently have in there.

    Increase the weight of the dumbbells for starters and maybe look into a different program. Even just on YouTube. Google "dumbbell exercises for arms" and off you go.
  • CahgetsfitCahgetsfit Posts: 1,838Member Member Posts: 1,838Member Member
    I don't want slim toned arms though, I want huge muscular ones. So I do a variety of bicep curls and tricep exercises, plus lots of shoulder stuff, as well as compound lifts that work everything. And blood flow restriction training. So, for example, I will use a light dumbbell but with occlusion straps and for a bazillion reps until my arms feel like they are falling off.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,463Member Member Posts: 25,463Member Member
    Cahgetsfit wrote: »
    I don't want slim toned arms though, I want huge muscular ones. So I do a variety of bicep curls and tricep exercises, plus lots of shoulder stuff, as well as compound lifts that work everything. And blood flow restriction training. So, for example, I will use a light dumbbell but with occlusion straps and for a bazillion reps until my arms feel like they are falling off.

    BFR is the debil! >:)

    Do you think OP will even come back?
    edited June 12
  • kimber0607kimber0607 Posts: 686Member Member Posts: 686Member Member
    hellooooo....Ummm yes..LOL... I came back to check responses:)
    I should add profile pic was a few years ago when I was about 8-9 pounds lighter

    Will take the responses into account and look at doing some heavier weights/different exercises

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