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Saturday, March 02, 2013

"Toning" workouts = lifting lighter weights for high reps are best for women looking for muscle definition.

Truth: forget about it! You need to lift heavier to see results! Studies prove that lifting lighter weights ( less than 70% of maximum effort) for 12 reps or more is simply going to produce muscular endurance without much muscle growth, meaning you'll be able to lift for a higher number of reps but won't see any physical difference. Looking toned means more developed muscles and low body fat which you get by lifting heavier weights (70-80% of max effort) for 8-12 reps per set to, or near fatigue!
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JANETTEB553 3/2/2013 11:19PM

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LJCANNON 3/2/2013 9:30PM

    emoticon I Love the Feeling of ACCOMPLISHMENT whenI Lift Something heavier than I did LAST Week. Even if it is 'Only' 5 Pounds More, it is MORE!!

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GETSTRONGRRR 3/2/2013 5:11PM

    Absolutely right! and when you push that hard, it not only develops well rounded muscles, but toughens up your mind & spirit too!

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