is this the correct way to tone up?

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    im not really a gym person i prefer to do it all at home, so i went on youtube and looked for specific workouts that suited my needs and downloaded em.

    im a slim girl (size 8) so the routines ive got is just general cardio and toning certain parts of my body. im not after losing weight.

    while doing these workouts ive been eating more food so i dont end up losing weight (i really dont want to lose it) as a result of doing exercise.

    tips would be appreciated
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    Do heavy deadlifts, squats and bench press. You'll "tone" (the term you're looking for is recomposition) excellently.
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    (Original post by AlexFam)
    Do heavy deadlifts, squats and bench press. You'll "tone" (the term you're looking for is recomposition) excellently.
    i dont want to tone my arms tho
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    (Original post by mkap)
    i dont want to tone my arms tho
    There's no way to avoid that. What you're talking about is losing fat and gaining muscle. Losing fat happens all over the body, not where you want it to.

    Also: you're a woman. You're not going to get huge unless you start taking some PEDs or eat a bunch. Your upper body will always be much smaller comparatively. Consider the health implications of disproportionately training muscle groups. You will be incredibly unbalanced and be prone to both injuries and general discomfort as your posture will be terrible.
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    (Original post by mkap)
    im not really a gym person i prefer to do it all at home, so i went on youtube and looked for specific workouts that suited my needs and downloaded em.

    im a slim girl (size 8) so the routines ive got is just general cardio and toning certain parts of my body. im not after losing weight.

    while doing these workouts ive been eating more food so i dont end up losing weight (i really dont want to lose it) as a result of doing exercise.

    tips would be appreciated
    Its a myth and you should spend soem time to appreciate how it really works.

    Cardio is really for cardiovascular health- good heart and lungs plys burns calories.
    Resistance is fior muscles and strength.

    Diet reduces bodyfat.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/content/...of-toning.html
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    No, you cannot "tone" a particular bodypart, looking toned is a function of low bodyfat, which is achieved with a calorie deficit (diet), you will need to lose weight and ideally lift weights if you want to tone up.
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    Can I just sort this out: muscle tone is the resistance to stretching of a muscle. Losing fat isn't toning.
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    (Original post by mkap)
    just general cardio and toning certain parts of my body. im not after losing weight.


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