Getting toned.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by TSE, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Last year beginning of university as a freshman I was a 6'0 165 lanky dude, no muscle.

    I began seriously lifting yada yada yada and am now 6'0 209 and decently sized, but want to start toning.

    I go to the gym every other day to lift. I have begun doing more reps over doing more weight with my workouts, but I have a question.

    Would it be good to, every other day, to do cardio instead of weight lifting?

    Like:

    Day 1: Lift
    Day 2: Offday
    Day 3: Cardio
    Day 4: Offday
    Day 5: Lift

    etc.?

    I admittedly do not have much time to go to the gym everyday.
     
  2. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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    After I had my daughter a few months ago I was a woman posessed, but I lost 30lbs and am now 6lbs under my pre preggo weight and I did...

    Cardio 3/4 times a week, for at least 30mins pref 1 hour. I did running and my rowing machine.

    Free weights and resistance combined with squats 4 times a week.

    I got the results I wanted but the results you get depend on which areas you focus on, for me it was all abs as i didn't put on weight anywhere else...

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    I just realized most of what I said will mean nada to you since you're a guy and won't be losing babyfat.

    But it toned me :p
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I'm on the Golden Age Program:

    1) lie down on the couch
    2) get up to eat
    3)lie down again
    4)get up, mess about on the computer
    5)lie down again
    6)go to bed

    Keeps me strong, toned, ripped, and cut up.

    Some days I just rest, though.

    :rolleyes: :D :p
     
  4. soloer macrumors 6502a

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    If you have time to hit the gym every day, I'd do lift / cardio / lift / cardio, etc. Or, if you don't have time to go every day, try to fit 30 min or so of cardio in before or after your weights.
     
  5. eric/ Guest

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    Up your weight, lower your reps.
    5x5s are ok, 4x8, pyramids -5-4-3-2-1 is good

    Cut out the cardio based on your schedule.

    Also, toning doesn't exist. It's just a buzzword that describes low body fat.
     
  6. (marc) macrumors 6502a

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    Day 1: Stop being vain.
    Day 2: Start doing useful things.
     
  7. 725032 Guest

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    Did you really expect your 6' height to change?!
     
  8. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    There's no such thing as "toned." There is only more or less muscle or more or less fat.

    It sounds like you wanna reduce your body fat while maintaining the new muscle you built. A worthy goal, but not one that cardio is going to achieve for you. The leanest people in the world are bodybuilders, and they achieve that through diet. Look for a bodybuilder pre-competition diet, and follow it for a couple weeks and you should get what you want.
     
  9. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    That's why you opted for the "Eve" Halloween costume. :D Showing off the goods.
     
  10. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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    Aha, exactly, that and who doesn't love dressing up?

    I'l just wait for the hoard of people who are all "me".
     
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  12. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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