How to tone up?!?!?!

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    Jun 22, 2007 6:14 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I had a quick question. Over the course of the last 8-10 months i've lost a lot of weight but did so through diet now I want to tone up and get lean. Do you guys have an suggestions or hints? I have no idea where to start.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 22, 2007 9:34 PM GMT
    Good for you that you lost some weight...
    well now you can look forward to speeding up the process and looking good
    it's always harder losing weight without exercise and you've done that already
    what I would suggest is a three day a week whole body workout...and you can do a search for beginner workouts on here
    don't expect a drastic change over night give yourself two months
    keep on a sane lo-fat high protein diet
    and do cardio....40 mins worth about twice a wk
    ...you're gonna like what you see...promise
  • cacti

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    Jun 26, 2007 7:42 PM GMT
    Yep, and I think part of that plan definitely needs to include lifting weights. And lots of protein.

    I've had so many friends that want to 'tone up' and think they can do it via tons of cardio and nothing else. (never works either) All that's going to do is burn fat AND muscle if you don't lift weights. As GQjock suggested, change will take months at a time so don't be afraid that lifting weights is going to make you 'bulky' cause muscle doesn't come that fast for a vast majority of the people. It takes a lot of built up muscle with low bodyfat to look what most people consider 'tone.' So with a good diet and lifting regimen(maybe higher reps with not as heavy a weight if you're really concerned about building too much size) you should be well on your way IMO.