Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
AMBER42210 Posts: 134
6/30/11 7:32 P

Okay, thank you! :)

SW- 155 to 165
CW- 124.2
MGW- 20
UGW- 115
HOWEHS Posts: 134
6/30/11 5:11 P

The way I understand is is:
Spot Toning: purposely increasing muscle in one area by working it (e.g. quads/obliques/lats)
Spot Train: trying to lose weight in just one "problem area" (e.g. love handles) by exercising that area.

Obviously when you do cardio or strength training, you don't get to choose where those calories come off so it's impossible to spot train. But you want to keep your muscles in balance so if you found that swimming is increasing your bicep strength you might want to add a couple tricep exercises to your fitness routine to keep your muscles in balance. In that way you would be "Spot toning" your triceps.

Hope this helped!

P.S. you can definately get toned from swimming. The water provides excellent resistance.

SW: 162 - Start Date June 13
CW: 143
GW: 135
AMBER42210 Posts: 134
6/26/11 4:46 P

So you can 'spot tone', but not 'spot train'?

SW- 155 to 165
CW- 124.2
MGW- 20
UGW- 115
BLACKLIGHT922 Posts: 11
6/24/11 4:12 P

I've seen my swimming friends tone up from just swimming. Keep trying it for a bit and see how it goes. If you see that you're not toning up as fast as you'd like, then maybe try some extra strength training on the side. Since your swimming already counts as cardio, you can pretty much strength train on whatever you feel needs work (legs, abs, arms, etc). Just my opinion.

"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

-Oscar Wilde
AMBER42210 Posts: 134
6/24/11 12:57 P

I don't have any strength exercises in my plan because I hate it -.-
But since I started swimming for the Summer swim team (around 2 weeks ago), it seems as though my arms have toned up a bit.. I mean, the muscles are definetly bigger.

So I know that it counts as cardio, but will this also tone me up some? Or do I really have to suck it up and start some strength training?

SW- 155 to 165
CW- 124.2
MGW- 20
UGW- 115
Page: 1 of (1)  




Other Exercise Central Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
is walking a cardio exercise 7/15/2011 8:27:02 AM
any good work outs for the inner part of your legs 6/27/2011 3:29:29 PM
P90X?? 7/8/2011 3:50:28 PM
Standstill 4/17/2012 2:16:35 AM
what did you do to start?? 9/16/2012 10:11:00 AM