Your fitness goal may be to look and feel toned. This is achieved through basic weight-lifting and fat burning. Yes – weight-lifting!
There are a lot of myths surrounding how to tone up and so we thought we better debunk a few of them!
1. Lifting weights will make you look bulky. A lot of women are scared to pick up the weights as they fear they will end up looking too bulky. Lifting weights is important to tone up as it will add a bit more muscle to your body and make you look leaner. Whereas to “bulk up” involves spending a lot more time in the gym and adhering to a strict diet that promotes muscle gain.
2. Preforming more repetitions is better. You are better off doing about 8 to 15 repetitions with a heavier weights than more with lighter weights.
3. Sticking to the same routine is the best way to get results. Although there is some truth in this, your muscles get accustomed to the work you do and stop growing so you need to change up your routines once you aren’t feeling as fatigued as you once were.
If you need any more advice on achieving your fitness goals – why not come in and visit us!