Misconception of “Getting Toned”

Often times when you ask someone what their goal is they will say “I want to get toned,” or “I really want to tone my arms and and tummy.” The biggest misconception that many people have is that you have to spend all your time in the gym or at home doing cardio. At the start of my health/fitness journey, I fell victim to the misconception that cardio=toned.

Then I got a little news flash: You cannot get “toned” with out lifting weights.

For the longest time I thought that weight lifting would make me bulky, but it does the complete opposite. You can’t target fat loss. You cannot get toned from only cardio. You have to have lean mass (muscle) under your body fat in order get a “toned.” appearance. By integrating weights into your workout routine it will help increase muscle mass and give you a toned body. Cardio is a great way to take care of your heart and get your calorie expenditure up. Establishing a cardiovascular and strength training routine will help get the desired toned definition everyone talks about.

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