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.