However, a lot has been made lately of skinny arms. Namely, Angelina Jolie’s arms. I wouldn’t have thought about writing about this, until my teenage son brought it up. When I saw recent photos of Angelina I thought she looked abnormally skinny and did not appreciate the look of her unmuscled, emaciated arms. My son told me he and his buddies were watching the Golden Globes and thought she looked terrible – her arms looked like toothpicks. So, it wasn’t just me. I’m glad it wasn’t just my “arm thing”. I’m not sure her arms could withstand a push-up.
Of course, some folks have negative remarks to say about Madonna’s arms, too. I will admit some of the photos show them as particularly cut and veiny, so I get that, too.
Of course, there is a happy medium. There is a balance between the two. A gal can have a fit and strong body with arms that fit right in. These would be arms capable of carrying a load of groceries, a baby for hours daily – or heck, two babies at a time (!), move a piece of furniture without having to wait on a male species and hold a Plank pose for the length of a TV commercial. That would be a healthy, fit arm of a healthy, fit gal. I think that’s what it is all about.
Are you an arm person? Would you rather have Angelina arms or Madonna arms?