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Oh the shame of having to post this..but here I go<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
I'm getting..well uh..firmer bit by bit which is really great. However I'm having real problems with two places.<br><br><br><br>
1.The bottoms of the tops of my arms..(the actual tops have become vaguely reminiscent of the Hulk so thats no problem)<br><br><br><br>
2. The inside of my thighs.<br><br><br><br>
I really do not know how to target these places so any help would be appreciated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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Are you doing cardio? 45 minutes of cardio 4-5 times a week will help you lose the flabby bits. But--your body shape is largely determined by genetics so you might not ever be able to eliminate all the flabby bits. Learn to love them!
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Schoska</i><br><br>
1.The bottoms of the tops of my arms..(the actual tops have become vaguely reminiscent of the Hulk so thats no problem)<br></div>
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You need to work your <a href="http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/ArmWt.html#anchor122387" target="_blank">Triceps</a>. I recommend the <a href="http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/BBLyingTriExt.html" target="_blank">Lying triceps extension</a> which can be done with low weights and still be very effective.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">2. The inside of my thighs.<br></div>
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Jogging and working the <a href="http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/ThighWt.html#anchor1943047" target="_blank">Hip adductors</a> should be your focus.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Thanks people!!<br><br>
I want to do it now!! but it is half past midnight..maybe I should start tommorrow haha.
 

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Yes, jogging REALLY works the inner thighs. I had been doing cardio to videos for a looong time, and I hadn't been out for an actual jog in awhile. Well, this morning I went for a nice jog. My inner thighs are not happy right now! heh...
 

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O no...we don't even want to discuss flabby bits. I just lost over 100 lbs and have flabby bits like you can't imagine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> !!! I'm afraid that one day I will wave to someone and be knocked unconcsious by the flab under my arms <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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I don't know this from personal experience, yet, but I have heard that Pilates if done correctly can help target some of those little used flabby areas i.e. inner thigh.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by sandiemac</i><br><br><b>O no...we don't even want to discuss flabby bits. I just lost over 100 lbs and have flabby bits like you can't imagine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> !!! I'm afraid that one day I will wave to someone and be knocked unconcsious by the flab under my arms <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"></b></div>
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LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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As you can see from the plastic surgery post, I have had some work done....would you like to know something interesting? The inner thighs are nearly impossible to get really thin through body contouring. I had some lipo done the, but they still touch. The surgeon who did me said that A) you have to leave some fat there because it "dents" really easily if over lipoed B) it's one place where, because you DO have to leave fat there, it comes back. The fat on the inside of your inner thigh seems to be a different type of fat - alpha fat - which is nearly impossible to elimiate through diet and exercise. And since it isn't a great place for lipo - he DID do it, but to me to be very realistic on my expectations - not easy to rid from your body.<br><br><br><br>
He also does UAXL ultrasound (during and after any body conturing) and has had as much luck with that as anything. You might find a board certified plastic surgeon who does the non-surgical contoring using ultrasound. It's not expensive (in the hundreds, not thousands) and it has been proven very effective in many areas (arms and face, too).<br><br><br><br>
Remember that, as women, we are genetically designed to carry pockets of fat, and our bodies are resistent to losing those pockets. As we age, more and more of our fat converts to "alpha" type, which can not be lost through diet and exercise alone.<br><br><br><br>
If they really bother you, I would consult a board certified PS, and have a consultation. You might be happy with what you learn. If anyone would like a recommendation from my surgeon for someone in your area, he as taught all over the world, and very active in the PS community. He knows the good ones, and is willing to pass that knowledge on....
 

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have thought about PS but....kinda also thinking will keep my flabby bits as a reminder of where i was and where i am now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> just have to make a concerted effort to not wave to anyone just to be safe. wouldn't want to injure them (or me )
 

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hehe I feel like I have wings.. it's embarrasing.<br><br>
I don't think I could ever go down the plastic surgery road.. it is tempting. But my problems were caused by me so I feel I need to do as much as I can by myself. If some things can't be rectified, well so be it.<br><br>
Plus, if I started, I couldn't stop. Things I've learnt to live with I would want changed, and..well then I wouldn't be me anymore...<br><br>
Argh,..very very tempting though
 
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