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Truth or Myth? Lift less weight with more reps to get toned

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Lift less weight with more reps to get toned?  Hmm…..
crossfitThe truth: People who want to look lean and toned often skip heavy barbells in favor of lighter weights with lots of repetitions. But that won’t give us the physique we’re after. To get toned, you need larger muscles and less fat. Challenging your body through heavier lifting is a big part of this equation. Lifting heftier weights won’t transform you into a bodybuilder; achieving that look requires eating a high-calorie diet and a long-term power-lifting regimen. Try doing higher reps (12 to15) and lower weights for about four weeks and then switch to lifting heavier weights for fewer reps (8 to 10). Alternate your workouts month-to-month after that to keep the stress on the body constantly changing. Muscles respond to resistance, so if it’s too light, you won’t see good results.

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Author: Jacqueline LeClaire

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