loosing weight and toning up?

  • crush09

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    Jun 18, 2008 2:45 AM GMT
    okay so im loosing the weight, but i dont have that toned look, is there anyways i can loose weight and tone up at the same time. or is time to put on some muscle mass or what?....
  • iHavok

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    Jun 18, 2008 12:23 PM GMT
    RJ Should post some FAQs.

    try searching for your answer bud. This question is probably the most asked one in the Forums. Good luck!
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    Jun 18, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    In order to get toned you have to have muscles. And the more muscle you build, the more fat you will burn. I would develop a weight lifting regime and supplement it with cardio. You have to get your base of musculature down first though.

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    Jun 18, 2008 4:44 PM GMT
    cat
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    Jun 18, 2008 4:44 PM GMT
    ^^ What Ben said.

    The more muscle you have the higher your resting metabolic rate with be. Thus, burning fat all the time. Cardio should not be ignored.

    But to look toned, you have to have muscle underneath. The less fat you have the more defined you will get.

    And I personally think weight lifting is way more enjoyable, and even better when muscles start popping out.

    Best of luck
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    Jun 18, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    I love it when muscles pop out!! icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
  • crush09

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    Jun 18, 2008 7:20 PM GMT
    oh okay guys thanks for the advice i will do what you suggested.
  • tokugawa

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    Jun 18, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saidI love it when muscles pop out!! icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif


    It feels like your muscles are like balloons.

    Rules for muscle growth by way of weight lifting:

    1. Avoid injuries. Start slow. Always do some warm up stretching before using weights; and do some "warm down" stretching after using weights.

    2. No pain, no gain. Always go to failure. It is only necessary to do one set, as long as you go to failure. By going to failure, that muscle group sends a message to your brain: "need more resources," and the brain devotes some of your bodies resources to the repair and enlargement of the muscles in question. If you don't go to failure, the message to the brain is: "have enough resources to perform function, no additional resources needed, no growth required."

    3. Your potential for growth is constrained by your genetics. Arnold S. would have been massive and a winner of bodybuilding competitions even without steroids because of his genetics.

    The basic body shapes are thin, fat, and muscular, or some combination of the three. You can't change your genetics (although the genetic engineering people are working on it.) So if you are genetically thin, you will probably be a "hard gainer," someone who just can't seem to gain much weight.

    4. Join a gym. You can get advice from more experienced weight lifters. You can get a spotter. You might even make a friend or get a date.

    5. If you have the financial resources, hire a personal trainer.
  • crush09

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    Jun 18, 2008 10:27 PM GMT
    thanks for the advices...
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    Jun 18, 2008 10:30 PM GMT
    I've always read not to do warm up stretching. That's one way to injure yourself. Instead do 5-10 mins of cardio to warm up. And start with a warm up set.

    But stretch in between sets and after.