Check out J.J. Watt’s bat wings. (J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans.) Why doesn’t he DO something about those? Look at that sagging flesh. It looks just like yours when you wave, doesn’t it?
I can’t tell you how often I treat women over 40 with shoulder pain due to an over-aggressive exercise program. Why? Not because they want to get strong, but because they want to get rid of those nasty bat wings on the underside of their arms they see when they wave at themselves in the mirror.
So I wanted to show you what J.J. Watt looks like when he waves, so you can see no matter how big you grow your triceps, there will be wings. You cannot escape the bat wing. Can’t do it. Give it up. If your husband makes fun of them, get rid of him, because it’s easier to do that than to get rid of the wings.
Why worry about wings? Because we care. We pinch them. We lift our arms and jiggle them in front of the mirror. We obsess over them. We think they’re ugly. Do you think #99 ever waved at himself in the mirror? Hell no! First of all, he doesn’t wave! Secondly, he just doesn’t care. It’s not on his list of things to worry about.
I want you all to stop caring about the wings… and stop waving like that. Why do we do jiggly waves? When you wave, keep your arm down to your side. And last but not least…COVER THEM UP! You cannot lift heavy, hard, or long enough to make them go away, and you’re hurting yourself in the process. Exercise for your health. The presence of wings means you’re still alive! Love the wings. Love yourself.