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I'm a little less than 6 months out and 80 lbs down (my goal is -150). I didn't want to go back to the gym until I had lost about this much weight...I don't really have a reason why, I just feel more comfortable going now and things hurt/jiggle less. LOL. Anyways, I've noticed my arms are looking horrendous. So much so that I don't want to wear short sleeved shirts (let alone sleeveless). I've spent most of my time walking outside but now I'm ready to start with the weights. I'm wondering if, though, I've waited too long. With starting at 330 lbs, I kind of figured I'd have to have some work done on my arms, but as plastic surgeons have told me, it's a good idea to start doing some toning on my own and not just relying on surgery. I'm wondering how what kind of results I can expect and if anyone else had had good results on toning their arms.

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You can build muscle in your arms to make them look better, but not good.

It really depends on how much skin was stretched out there. Building muscle in the triceps is difficult but can be done. I've been working on it ever since I was sleeved and I only see a slight improvement.

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Get the shake Weight! It has really helped to tone my arms.

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When I started, my arms were HUGE! The kind that had folds in them. Well, one fold but enough to cringe... I've been going to the gym and it's only recently that I haven't. But I have noticed a lot of improvements in my arms. They've gotten smaller and my triceps are tighter. However, I don't think it will go away and I will most likely have to resort in getting surgery. Even though my arms are well-toned, there is just too much excess skin to do anything about it.... And I started out at 332 lbs. But my advice would be to start strength training asap. If you're ready for the gym, then that's great. If not, buy yourself a set of weights, target those muscles, and always do a good amount of reps. I wish you success!

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