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        09-18-2013, 12:04 PM
      #21
    Trained
    It shouldn't be an 'either-or' situation. I know hard-core joggers who can barely lift a cup of coffee, let alone a saddle. And I've known hard-core lifters who could pick me up with one hand, provided I didn't get a 5 foot head start!

    Balance & moderation...and yes, what you eat is also a critical part, and one I largely ignore.
         
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        09-18-2013, 12:11 PM
      #22
    Foal
    It definably isn't either or, but I find a lot of females think and are told that to get the toned body they want they just have to do cardio. I have seen many who when they don't get the results they want they diet more, run more, and end up forcing their body to break down muscle protein to keep it moving making them look rather sickly. There has to be a good balance of both, and everyone's body is a bit different so everyone has to find what that balance is. Very few ladies know how to get the body they want and are told to do aerobics or aerobics with light weights, which after awhile you're just wasting your time with. Get that body moving for at least 20 minutes and get those muscles working.
         
        09-18-2013, 01:10 PM
      #23
    Trained
    I find when I'm lifting my back feels way way better.
    As opposed to currently when it basically just hurts lol.

    I am totally with TS on the lift like a man thing. I do more trap work though - for riding. And core 2/4 days instead of one hard core day. IMO best core work out is still free weighted squats.
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        09-18-2013, 03:02 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    I also have to disagree with something, TwistedSerpent--ask any physical trainer decreased weight with increased reps will tone, increased weight with decreased reps will add bulk.

    At least, that's what all of my personal trainers, and anyone I've ever talked to, has said
         
        09-18-2013, 03:07 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    So basically... I have learnt yoga is good, running is okay ish and so are weights.. All in moderation :P
         
        09-18-2013, 03:30 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Zexious    
    I also have to disagree with something, TwistedSerpent--ask any physical trainer decreased weight with increased reps will tone, increased weight with decreased reps will add bulk.

    At least, that's what all of my personal trainers, and anyone I've ever talked to, has said

    Which is true if you're male, as females we don't produce enough testosterone to even begin gaining the size males do, so to us adding bulk produces that desired toned look and creates muscle definition. That crazy bulked look you see female body builders have is from steroids, that natural lean but strong fitness model look is from lifting heavy without chemical help. Plus if you find yourself getting a bit more muscle then you want,then back down a bit in weight and up the reps to maintain that look.

    How many females who work out regularly have you ever heard complain of having too much muscle vs how many of them want to be more toned? Toned basically is low body fat with muscle definition, to get definition you need to increase the size of the muscle, lifting heavy will do it faster then lifting lighter, its pretty much the same type of muscle. I can PM anyone pictures of myself after 8 months of heavy lifting as an example.
         
        09-18-2013, 03:34 PM
      #27
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    I find when I'm lifting my back feels way way better.
    As opposed to currently when it basically just hurts lol.

    I am totally with TS on the lift like a man thing. I do more trap work though - for riding. And core 2/4 days instead of one hard core day. IMO best core work out is still free weighted squats.
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    I hate squats, but they're so good for you! I prefer deadlifts, much easier on my back.
         
        09-18-2013, 03:49 PM
      #28
    Trained
    I don't know of any study showing heavy weights with low reps tones muscle better than low weights with enough repetition to induce failure. My legs are plenty hard from jogging and riding, which involves no significant weight.

    Want to Build Muscle? Light Weights Will Do

    Building muscle without heavy weights
         
        09-18-2013, 08:09 PM
      #29
    Showing
    I used a treadmill one winter as country living often means snowy roads and poor footing. I was getting tired of the usual pace of brisk walking. Couldn't get the rhythm to run on it. An article said to try super slow walking. Dang! In less then 5 min. My legs were on fire. I had more non concussive workout in those 5 min than in 20 or so at the faster pace.
         
        09-18-2013, 08:26 PM
      #30
    Foal
    Neither study defines exactly how much lower weight the study was on, when I'm talking about lower weight I mean 10lbs or less repetitively. From experience and talking to others I've seen results faster lifting heavy in general. We also then have to go into the fact that everyone's body is different and must be taken into account, I can't push myself with squats so its less weight then I know I can do. Also people following the less weight more often get lazy and stick with the same light weight instead of still increasing as their muscles grow to handle it and they will stop seeing growth. The main I prefer heavy is because I'm short of time usually, its much quicker for me doing heavier for less then lighter for longer.

    She will choose what works best for her, the only way you know is by diving in, the biggest thing is having a correct form no matter which road is taken.
         

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