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Why Women Have Saggy Upper Arms

Women have “saggy upper arms” not because they are fat but because the “triceps brachii”, the muscle which runs along the under part of the bone in the upper arm, is “seized”.

Cellulite” occurs above and only above our “seized muscles”. This is why, our cellulite only appears in certain locations. This is also why, even though we may exercise for many hours over many months, still we have loose skin that droops, wrinkles and refuses to move.

The belief that “exercise is good for us” is false.

It is a “short term delusion” that creates long term damage .

For treatment advice see “Seized Muscles – What Can You Do?

Women tend to do most of their lifting with the arms out to the side; for example, carrying brief cases and shopping bags or holding a child and hence, women develop the “saggy upper arms”.

This activity damages in particular 3 major muscles;
1. the “triceps brachii”,
2. the “latissimus dorsi”,
3. the “teres major”.

Muscle Damage Causes Our Upper Arms to Sag

Muscle Damage Causes Our Upper Arms to Sag

When a muscle is under strain then for “self-protection” it contracts, shortens and pulls upon its bones. This “pulling” causes the muscle to “tear or fray” all along the muscle to bone “join line” and as a result but also by design, tiny internal scabs medically termed “oedemas” are created.

These oedemas act like a “glue” to hold the “fraying muscle tissue” onto its bones but equally, these “oedemas” (our body’s “mechanism for self-repair”) create “blockages” that hinder the flow of our blood.

Everyday our body creates millions of body cells to replace those that die. Dead cells and cell waste i.e. our “body cell debris” is normally carried away by our body in the passing blood flow.

However, as our body becomes strewn with thousands of tiny oedemas then in time, over years our “body cell debris” begins to “snag on” and “build up” around these “blockages”; further damming and slowing our blood supply and therefore “our bulges grow”.

Exercise only tears more muscle fibres leading to more "repairs" and more "padding".

Exercise only tears more muscle fibres leading to more "repairs" and more "padding".

Top Stomach Roll

The “latissimus dorsi” is a large muscle in our back that connects our lower back and hips to our arms. It covers both sides of our middle back from our hips and is joined to our spine just below our shoulder blades. It is from damage at this “joining point” below the shoulder blades that our first “stomach band” grows. The accumulating “body cell debris” grows and droops around our body to form the “top stomach roll” that sits just below the breast.

Saggy Upper Arms

  1. The “triceps brachii” attaches from our shoulder bone, the “scapula” to the back of the humerus bone, the bone in our upper arm. This muscle then connects along the whole length of that bone until it crosses over the elbow and attaches onto one of the bones below in the lower arm.
  2. The “latissimus dorsi” also attaches to the back of the humerus bone.
  3. The “teres major” connects our shoulder bone, the “scapula” to our arm and it also joins in the upper arm on to the back of the humerus bone.

Once the “triceps brachii” muscle has seized and the “repairs” for the 3 fraying, “muscle to bone” connections are in place; then our “protective padding” of “body cell debris” just grows and grows. Until soon, the weight of this bulk is too much for our skin to hold and “our upper arm sags”.

Cellulite

The thickness of skin does not change and so the expression “loose skin” when used to describe the bulk that is hanging from our upper arms or inner thighs, is misleading. It is not just skin that is hanging; but skin, laden with “body cell debris”. It is sagging under the weight of the internal “body cell debris” that is accumulating between the skin and our muscles.

As the body bulges grow, they “push out” and strain against the “mesh structure” of our skin, creating the “orange peel” look which we call; “cellulite”. As the bulges grow larger, they push out more. Under pressure, parts of the skin’s mesh structure fail and “fatty nodules” burst out thus completing the picture of;

“lumpy, dimply, wrinkly, skin-sagging cellulite”.

The amount of cellulite that we each have, is solely dependent upon the length of time that the muscles beneath have been seized; the longer time, the more cellulite.

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Women have “saggy upper arms” not because they are fat but because the muscles in their upper arms are damaged and they have “seized”.

So, What’s the Answer?

Do not exercise.  Exercise doesn’t work and here’s why.

Instead learn all about your body and how it works then you will understand how to fix it.  Learn how and why your posture has changed, how and why you have those “fatty bulges” and learn why EXERCISE is BAD for YOU.

If you would like some more specific information then have a look at my blogs;

The Delusion of Exercise” and “The Truth of Exercise“.

For treatment advice see “Seized Muscles – What Can You Do?

The ideas expressed in this blog are the original concept of  Linda Dodds.

All rights reserved. Copyright © Linda Dodds 2008.

 

Once the “triceps brachii” muscle has seized and the “repairs” for the 3 fraying, “muscle to bone” connections are in place; then our “protective padding” of “body cell debris” just grows and grows. Until soon, the weight of this bulk is too much for our skin to hold and “our upper arm sags”.

February 8, 2009 - Posted by | * Why Women Have Saggy Upper Arms | , , , , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Perfect!

    Comment by macromedia | July 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Thank you, very much.
      Vielen Dank.

      Comment by fitnessnothealth | July 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. hi,i like your weblog

    Comment by Dara Mcglothian | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you, very much.

      Regards,
      Linda Dodds

      Comment by fitnessnothealth | January 8, 2011 | Reply

  3. wow. I never thought about this in that way

    Comment by Volledig Casco | January 31, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you for your comment.

      It makes a lot more sense to have a physical explanation of why women’s upper arms sag, doesn’t it? It is a far better and logical answer than that offered by current convention which states that, almost all women on the planet over the age of 40 are lazy and they have eaten so much food that now their upper arms sag.

      Regards,
      Linda Dodds.

      Comment by fitnessnothealth | February 14, 2011 | Reply


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