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Madonna’s Arms
What in the world has happened to Madonna? The Daily Mail published these photos of her, taken "as she left her private members club in London's Soho to attend a business meeting," clutching a large designer bag. The sinewy appearance of her arms is attributed to "use of 'miracle' machine - The Power Plate," which apparently is some kind of vibrating platform offering "the same benefits of an hour-long sweaty gym workout in just 15 minutes with the machine burning the calories for you." Sure, it lets you get a full workout in just 15 minutes, but unfortunately it also turns you into a walking skeleton.

At first I thought the photo of Madonna's arms may have been photoshopped, like the Too Skinny images, but we'll have to take the word of the Daily Mail's photographer that the pictures are real. (via J-Walk)

Related post: Ann Coulter's hands

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Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 24, 2007


RUle of the Press #1

Never, EVER take what the Daily Mail says at face value. Trust me, they're probably blaming her muscular and sinewy arms on her constantly having to fight off the insane, rabid immigrant who are constantly brekaing into her home and trying to rob and rape her.
Posted by Renquist  in  Glasgow, Scotland  on  Tue Jul 24, 2007  at  01:14 PM
Eww...It's gross. Fake or not.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Tue Jul 24, 2007  at  01:46 PM
The electrical exercise machine has been around for over one hundred years, more or less. Ever since small electric motors were developed someone has claimed that their machine would do all the work for you and reduce your fat. These machines have never worked. If those are her real arms, she didn't get them from a machine.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Tue Jul 24, 2007  at  03:37 PM
She is like what.. closing in on 50 years old? My arms look like that but not so.. sunk in, especially when i lift something heavy. It's just my muscles straining. No big deal.. comes with age I suppose.
Posted by ting.gong  in  New York  on  Tue Jul 24, 2007  at  07:58 PM
Yup, she's getting on in years but still tries to look young. Unfortunately even the rich and famous can't avoid age for ever grin

Oh sorry, did I appear gleeful there? Can't for the life of me figure out why...
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Tue Jul 24, 2007  at  08:40 PM
Madonna's arms look like Joan Rivers' neck. And that ain't a good look.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Tue Jul 24, 2007  at  09:43 PM
hahaha Cranky Media Guy, you kill me dude....
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Tue Jul 24, 2007  at  11:53 PM
Reflex yourself
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Jul 25, 2007  at  01:49 AM
For those unaware of what the Daily Mail is... http://www.mailwatch.co.uk/

(RE: the free DVD, in Daily Mail reality World World War II is still current affairs)
Posted by zoo  on  Wed Jul 25, 2007  at  08:43 AM
Actually, when I was watching the Live Earth concert, I noticed her arms seems excessively sinewy and stringy - not as bad as the picture, but still not a good look, espcially as she was wearing a tea dress and trying to look like an English Rose at the time (note to Madonna - English Rose types do NOT look like they could sling a couple of paparazzi over their shoulder one-handed).

But the Daily Mail - if they told me the sky was blue I'd still have to go outside, take a good look and get scientific proof from an independent observer before I believed them.
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Wed Jul 25, 2007  at  09:11 AM
frankly I don't think that arm is hers. if you take a look at the pants that she's whearing and the one by the arm, you will notice, it looks like Madonna is wearing black dresspants and the skinny are is wearing dark blue bluejeans
Posted by Trysta  on  Thu Jul 26, 2007  at  05:07 PM
oh god! im glad you people share my loathing of the daily mail (or daily hate mail as i like to all it) my parents used to read the thing and i grew such a loathing of it. now im in new zealand and the only british paper we get is daily express, which is just as bad (opnionated, bigoted toilet paper)
Posted by JoOdd  on  Sun Jul 29, 2007  at  05:38 PM
please people madonna is great! en she's get older so what? look at you're self! not at this paparazzi pictures! madonna you're the best!
kisses from lynn!
Posted by lynn  in  the netherlands  on  Mon Jan 07, 2008  at  01:34 PM
Getting extremely thin seems to be another disturbing trend with celebrities these days... I thought this was out of style??
Posted by Muscle Buildling Expert  in  Toronto  on  Wed Feb 06, 2008  at  02:19 PM
Fake or real..The pic above looks disgusting..!
Posted by hyperpump  on  Sun Jun 29, 2008  at  02:09 AM
who cares what her arms look like. As long as she is healthy thats all that matters. People nit pick over everything this day and time. No wonder girls are so skinny! Quit nitpicking!!!
Posted by CC  on  Thu Oct 02, 2008  at  11:07 PM
I've thought for awhile now that she's taking steroids, it distorts your jaw and also gives muscle definition that no amount of exercise can do.
Posted by Chris  in  Las Vegas  on  Sun Nov 09, 2008  at  10:32 PM
Madonna has always had a weird looking body. But being a retired body builder, I would say, her arms look awful, she is not symmetrical, and I don't know what the heck she is eating, but I have never seen anything like that in my life, even on a female body builder.....awful
Posted by Elle  on  Fri Nov 21, 2008  at  02:15 PM
Madonna`s body looks awesome
she didn`t get her body from a power plate ah ah ah ah ah do people really believe that?
she got her physique with weight training and yoga helps her to stay flexible,she eats 6 to 8 times a day lots of lean proteins and complex carbs,high intensity training with weights can give you Madonna`s physique and lots of dedication and knowledge and consistency.
Madonna looks like a pro fitness competitor
She`s fantastic and she put teenagers to shame.btw Chris steroids help you 20%,they`re not magic tablets,not just bodybuilders take steroids but runners,cyclists etc take them as well
have u ever heard of natural bodybuilding???it is possible to build muscle without steroids.Madonna`s body is very healthy ,she`s ripped,that`s why she mantains a low level of bodyfat and she must eats at least 8 times a day and drink gallons of water to mantain her muscles.i`m a natural figure bodybuilder and i know how hard it is to be in shape
Posted by italianbabe  in  london  on  Sat Nov 22, 2008  at  11:01 AM
She does do Vibration Training, it does help build muscle quite quickly and it's much harder than weights but faster. But she does not use a Power Plate. It is plastic and built very cheaply in China. She uses a steel machine of much higher quality.
Posted by Alison Jones  in  New Zealand  on  Thu Apr 30, 2009  at  05:16 AM
I seriously doubt the claims of this exercise machine rendering you a skeleton by cutting down the workout time from an hour to just 15 mins. I suspect there is something else at play here to cause such dramatic muscle loss in her arms - the other commentors are right though it certainly looks awful!
Posted by James  in  UK  on  Sat Oct 03, 2009  at  11:00 AM
For her age she looking very good and moves great, i am practicing in the gym too and i can say that shes look like man on low carb diet ;D
Posted by Home making money gdi  on  Wed Dec 09, 2009  at  09:21 PM
It's really hard to say if this is real or not.
Posted by Chad O  in  USA  on  Thu Dec 10, 2009  at  12:41 AM
With the source being the Daily Mail, I would take anything they say with a huge pinch of salt. But there is no denying that she does now look ridiculously thin and certainly doesn't look healthy.

Whether or not this can be attributed to the Power Plate machine as claimed, I don't know, but whatever she is doing can't be good for her.
Posted by Build Muscle Fast Guy  in  Aberdeen, Scotland  on  Tue Aug 24, 2010  at  12:55 PM
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