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Postby sunshine » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:59 pm

Does weights actually tone you if you do lots of repetitions rather than lift heavy weights? I want to do this in conjunction with my cardio, so when I lose the weight I will find my muscles!!!
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Postby Mummyof3 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:27 am

In my experience, yep weights will definatly tone you... weights are awesome, I love them, personally, they will also help lose weight so including them into your training will benefit, with weight and body tone.

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Postby Mandie » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:37 am

Also, doing weights helps you lose fat, as it keeps your metabolism humming along at a faster rate :D
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Postby Chelle » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:57 am

incorperating weight with cardio workout will help you burn more calories & help lose weight quicker
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Postby lng86 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:20 am

I agree with everything that has been said!

I do both... Weights and cardio! And I think that the weights are the reason I continue to lose so many cm!
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Re: weights for toning

Postby fi_112 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:52 pm

you can lift heavy ones with less reps (still gotta do 12-15 tho) too... that way you really develop ur muscles. Well that's what my PT told me.. rip them apart haha
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Re: weights for toning

Postby Shea » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:35 am

In total agreeance... Weights are an important and essentail part of overall fitness! Doing high repititions (say 20 reps, 3 times) of a light weight is great for toning (lean muscle). In saying that you would have to do weights for hours a day for years to "Bulk up" on low reps of a heavy weight anyway (most of us are not at risk of this). With the extra muscle mass you metabolism will be boosted and you will burn more fat all day long. Don't forget tone is a combination of muscle gain AND fat loss (even if you are only 70kgs)!!!
Weight training is also very important to promote bone mineral density (stong bones)!
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Re: weights for toning

Postby sunshine » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:57 pm

This was my original post of over 12 months ago and I am just now starting back at the gym. Thanks so much for posting.
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