The idea that there's a specific exercise that you do to “tone" muscle rather than to build muscle is ridiculous. It's one of those long standing myths that keeps getting passed down because people don't bother to look into the scientific facts. It is impossible to “tone" a muscle. Muscles can get larger (or smaller obviously) but they cannot be toned.
"But I Want To Look Toned!"
You can. What people mean by this word is a high amount of muscle definition. The reality is that this look is caused by a combination of larger muscles and less body fat. So in order to gain this look you must burn body fat and build muscle size. Pretty simple really. Combine muscle size and lower body fat and you've got what you are looking for. The exercises you want to do are for larger muscle size.
"How Do I Build Muscle Size?"
With low rep, high resistance training. Your muscles do not grow unless they are pushed. You are much better off doing 6 reps that you can barely do than doing 40 reps that you can do easily. Remember that muscle only get larger, there's no such thing as “toning" a muscle. You are not toning anything by bench pressing 25 pounds 100 times. You are simply wasting your time!
"How Do I Burn Body Fat?"
Most importantly with a fat burning diet. Sure cardio exercise can help you supercharge your fat burning and gaining muscle will also help you burn fat faster (each pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day even at rest) but you must be on the right diet if you really want to get your body fat percentage low. Do not choose a low fat, low calorie, or low carb diet. Instead choose a diet that you can stick with long term that is specially designed to burn body fat.
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