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lil fairy z girl
07-11-2006, 05:31 AM
just wondered what exercise would be best to lose weight on the upper body?
i have lost weight on my lower body but need to lose on the upper body. i thought of boxing? i dont wasnt to look muscular i just want to look smaller/thinner. what are your suggestions?
lil fairy z girl
07-28-2006, 09:50 AM
just bumping up...
07-28-2006, 10:46 AM
There's no way you can "spot" lose weight. If you are looking to firm and tone, overall body exercises are best such as yoga, high-rep weight lifting, etc. Boxing and any other martial art would be good for overall as well. I do a lot for lower body yet for upper body I've added Indian Clubs. http://www.lifestylesport.com/indian_clubs.htm
I also do Turbo Jam, hula hooping, walking, kayaking, qigong and Urban Rebounding.
lil fairy z girl
07-28-2006, 02:02 PM
thank you for your reply Revvell. i suppose it is more firm and tone. i have been doing cycling so my lower body looks better. i just saw myself in the mirror the other day and i thought i looked like i needed to look smaller on my upper body. i have got a boxing punch bag thing that i like for when i feel angry, but i havent used it on a regular basis, and since i have lost weight i wasnt sure if by doing boxing as well i would start to look muscular which i do not want. I have some exercise videos too so i should start doing them again,
so thank you for your reply. I checked out Turbo jam and rebounding and they look good.
07-28-2006, 03:32 PM
I checked out Turbo jam and rebounding and they look good.
You're welcome lil fairy. Interestingly enough, the people in the Turbo Jam and rebounding tapes have GREAT upper bodies. I'm wondering if it's just from TJ's and rebounding or if there's something else involved. I've not gotten any of the advanced tapes.
The Indian Clubs give the arms and shoulders a really good work out. Great for freeing stressed-caused tension.
Let us know what you choose. Sounds as though you've got what you need already, just need to use them, eh? Been there, done that meself.
07-28-2006, 05:24 PM
Get one of those big hop balls. It seems like it would work out your legs, but really you are essentially pulling up your own weight each time you hop. It's a real upper body workout! Also, try using some light weights. Unless you really push it hard with the reps and use heavy weights, you won't get huge muscles. Unless of course your natural body type is very muscular and then there's not a lot you can do.
07-28-2006, 10:11 PM
For upper body, I prefer a combination of quadrupedie, cat balance (http://www.urbanfreeflow.com/fundamentals/catbalance/index.htm), push ups, and handstand push-ups. However, most of these techniques are admittedly very difficult to do.
Cat Balance is good for working out muscles that you probably don't use very much:
08-01-2006, 06:52 AM
Losing weight on the upper body is more about getting in the Cardio and Diet.
You can use any type of resistence training to get good shape as you lose.
I would walk, jog, bike, swim...anything to get moving at a good heart rate.
08-01-2006, 09:33 AM
Thank you for this site. Quite enlightening and speaks to the primal part of me.
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