Toning your body

It’s no surprise that in the gym setting we often hear the desire to “tone” the body. But what does that even mean and how do you go about doing it?

Let’s breakdown what that REALLY means-
Having the appropriate amount of body fat percentage accompanied by dense, strong muscle tissue. 

“Adding a little bit more muscle to your body and decreasing your fat makes you look leaner, not bigger. So lifting heavier weights with fewer reps (eight to 12 on average) and working until you’re fatigued is more effective at toning muscles than lifting lighter weights. Not to mention that it’s more efficient, too.” –Nick Harris Fry

On this topic, we also hear the misconception around “bulking up”

“Lifting heavier weights build the strength of your muscles – and yes, the size to a small degree – thereby helping to increase your metabolism and burn fat. Adding a little bit more muscle to your body and decreasing your fat makes you look leaner, not bigger.”

Trust me, it takes an intense amount of dedication and focus to truly “bulk up” like a professional body builder. Instead, we help you create a manageable plan to make the necessary changes to your body composition to give you lean “tone” muscles and a healthy amount of fat.

Continue reading more about muscle tissue and fat tissue, here.