It's an interesting dilemma for women. By merely doing lots of cardio and eating less they will become rake thin. They may even be ok at running.
For many women being rake thin means that clothes look good on them. So why do anything else?
As SM says with your athletic ability lifting those weights for high reps is pointless. Those routines are aimed at heavily overweight people and are about getting the idea of weight training.
At your stage you have to ask what body type you want. If you carry on with cardio and diet you will become thin. You may even be healthy.
If you want to become healthy, strong and "toned" (i.e abs) you need a programme of weight lifting with low rep, high weight compound movements (squats, deadlifts, overhead press and bench) - and you need someone to teach you how to make the moves. God forbid, you may even have to cut out a lot of the cardio ..
There is a reason that the majority of even "normal" weight women are not "toned" and that is because they will not take this last step...
Edited by: BOB240 at: 4/13/2013 (15:11)
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