Light Weight High Reps – Horrible Advice For Increasing Muscle Tone

March 25, 2014 | 75 Comments


What do the following 2 things have in common:

1) Lifting light weights for high reps will increase muscle tone

2) Taking penis enlargement pills will make your penis bigger

Well the answer is that they’re both flat out lies. We want to believe they work and only use them because we’re told so by so-called “experts.”

But in the end, lifting lights weights for high reps is not the answer for muscle tone. In fact, it’s quite the opposite as I’ll soon reveal.

And for all my female readers out there, I’m sorry I had to drag penises into the conversation. But lets face it, penises are funny. And no, I have never used penis enlargement pills (we all know those are a scam).

Miranda Kerr has very nice um…. muscle tone

Lifting light weights for high reps only pumps up your muscles

If you’ve ever lifted light weights for high reps, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Whenever you lift weights in this matter, the only thing that happens is that your muscles get a really good pump.

This is why guys love to do endless sets of dumbbell curls for 15-20 reps, because it gives them a pump and makes their arms look extremely tight and muscular. But this is only temporary, and only happens due to the build up of blood and lactic acid in your muscles.

This pump will make you look leaner and more muscular than you actually are. But after about 1-2 hours, that pump goes away and your back to looking like normal. Sound familiar?

So how do I get more toned?

The only way to increase muscle tone and definition is to lift heavy weights.

There’s really no other way around it.

But I don’t want to get bigger, I just want to get more toned

I hear you. But lifting light weights like a little pussy isn’t going to make that happen. So how do you increase muscle tone permanently without getting bigger? Just follow the strategy below:

  1. For any exercise, pick a weight that you can only lift for 6 reps. No more, no less.
  2. Lift that weight for only 4-5 reps. Stop 1-2 reps short of failure.

So for example, let’s choose an exercise like the bench press. If you can lift 135 pounds for 6 reps, then you would only do 135 pounds for 4-5 reps. This will allow the muscle to contract harder since you’re lifting a heavier weight, and the harder your muscle contracts, the more muscle tone it will display.

And by stopping short of failure, it will be very hard to induce any sort of muscle gain.

Will this work for women too?

Absolutely!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a man, woman, or dog.

Lifting weights in this manner will work either way. This is especially great for women if they are aiming to look slim and feminine and not overly bulky.

This is different than what you read in magazines

If you read magazines like Shape or if you watch shows like The Biggest Loser, then lifting weights in this manner is going to require a leap of faith.

But if you truly want to build an impressive looking physique, then you need to sculpt your body, and the only way to sculpt your body is by lifting heavy weights every now and then.

Do you lift light weights for high reps or do you go heavy? Let me know below.

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  1. Rusty here. I’m Recovering from a TIA. I was 95-97% Blocked in My Neck. Scary. Almost a Dead On Stroke. Well I Quit Smoking and I Needed Something to Fill that Void. So I Turned to Food . Got up to 335 ish? wrestling with size 48 Jeans. And I Said ” I’ve Got to Do Something Drastic.” That was Thanksgiving 21. I started Benching and Curling. Walking Ect. Eating High Protein Very Low Carb. Working out every other Day. Benching low Weights 135 × 10 ×6 set. Then 7 set on to 10 sets. I’m Starting 185 today for the 6 week forever program. I’m Turning 59 in October.

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