[quote]Chris The Great wrote:
Small weights with high reps, is the usual myth to tone your body, instead of bulking up and looking like a “freak on steroids”.
“I’ve tried that. I didn’t tone shit, maybe because the weight was too light, but when I raised the weights, I still gained SOME muscle and it didn’t look toned.” A quote from people I know, or people I’ve talked to.
I’m confused about this. Please explain it to me.[/quote]
They probably had their muscles take up nutrients for the first time in their life under an actually load being applied, so their new flab covered muscles looked kinda lame after 2 weeks and they stopped cause the scale wasn’t moving. Also a misunderstanding about how you want to lose fat, not weight and a whole other pile of misunderstandings about exercise etc
But yeah, toning is a myth in that regard, getting lean is what they really want to do. Unfortunately they read or learn myths like this and then never learn how to properly succeed in their goals.[/quote]
Excellent way of expressing yourself.
It’s a shame that people find these myths through their friends or fake websites.
I usually tell people to just go see a dietitian. I do, when I have the chance to, and she explains everything very thoroughly.(guess I should go pay her a visit)