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Fitness Tip#280 - December 28th, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Muscle "Tone" is Misleading

Sorry, muscle "tone" is one of the most misleading concepts in fitness. Most people are familiar with this idea: Train high reps for "muscle tone." Only problem? High reps oftentimes won't make your muscles look more toned. It'll do the opposite.

In reality, there are two types of "tone": neurogenic and myogenic. That's a lot of jargon that fitness and science nerds tend to care about. What it means: You want myogenic tone, but that happens best with heavier weights at lower reps. That's exactly why women should be lifting weights--and not just the tiny ones.
Does this mean you can't get "toned" without lifting heavy? Of course not. Plenty of women have shown that this can happen with higher reps. But many more have proven that you'll get the lean look you want--FASTER--by using heavier weights. Push the intensity--whether you're a man or woman--and you'll be surprised how quickly your body will change in the way you want.

Have a GREAT weekend SPARKERS!!!!!!!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUN4FOOD 12/28/2012 8:51PM

    One of my goals for 2013, mostly due to your blogs, is to lift heavier weights with fewer reps.

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