Thread: trying to tone
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Unread 01-21-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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If you weightlift, you probably already know this, but here goes. Doing less set/reps with higher weight builds muscle. Otherwise known as "maxing out". On the other hand, doing more sets/reps with less weight tones and defines muscles. This is what your looking to do.

If you like to bench press, dead-lift, or do anything with the bar, I'd probably do around 40% of your max weight. (If you don't know what your max weight is, I'd say something around 75-100lbs on your bar would be good. That's what I do at least).

Other than that, you can take the free weights (dumbbells) and go around the gym doing lunges, squats, etc. Maybe even run with small weights attached to your legs/arms?

Anyways, the point is, less weight, more reps and sets. Try running, increasing your flexibility, etc. Good luck and if you have any questions, you can PM me

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Last edited by Michi : 01-21-2012 at 06:13 PM. Reason: merging a double post
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