I am the type of girl who is actually trying to build muscle so that I can then tone. I know, that probably sounds weird, but when you’re trying to ad curve to a stick you have to make something to work with.
I’d find it disgusting to try and build a figure by just eating sweets. Who wants to get fat?
There is a huge difference between people that want to build muscle versus toning. Most women want to go for toning while guys want to bulk up.
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when it comes to bulking up and toning your body along with some effective workouts and suggestions.
Toning is more of an end result to working out while building muscle takes hours at the gym and a strict diet of lots of protein.
So how do you do toning? It’s really simple– just increase the number of reps instead of the weight.
Toning works really well for women (or men) who are trying to lose weight. Obviously do a lot of cardio and then do reps which will turn the remaining fat into well-toned muscle.
But don’t be afraid to lift heavy weights when you are toning! The fun thing about toning is if you are doing it right you are increasing your strength.
Building Muscle what you want to do is to increase the weight faster while doing multiple reps. If you’re trying to get the bulky look like the man above expects to be spending at the very least two hours at the gym a day.
A good example would be doing a simple bicep curl. If I were trying to tone I’d keep lifting a 10lb weight with a goal of 60 reps with two pauses for rest in between.
If I were trying to build muscles I’d do 14 reps with 10lbs, 14 reps with 14 lbs, then 14 reps with 20 lbs. Though I’d be using a variation with my lifting including doing a bicep curl where I lifted it only halfway for seven reps, then all the way for seven reps.
I would also mix in doing bicep curls with my arms fully extended to the side and curling. Or Lateral Bicep Curls. (I do not recommend lateral bicep curls unless you have a spotter and have some strength in your muscles.)
Basically trying to work every single muscle in the bicep.
Now that is just an example of weaklings like me. If you’re really into muscle building you’re going to want to move up. My friend’s husband who sometimes supervises us at the gym starts off with 35 lbs and moves up to 50 lbs with his reps.
For me, if I am doing my total body conditioning I will do about 600-800 reps using different sizes to tire my muscles as much as I can.
Honestly, my end result is to have muscle tone, but right now I am in the bulking phase that is an increased diet to go with my fast metabolism. I’ve got a goal of gaining weight every two weeks versus losing it, and I’m just praying it is all muscle!