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    Trying to get back in shape from what college life has done to me....what are some workouts that are geared more toward toning up or adding definition and losing weight more than building bulk.
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    Traditionally any time you're wanting to just tone up you're going to want to do higher repitions with lower weights. Lot's of cardio is good to, jumping rope, olyptical, bike. There's really alot of different stuff you can do it's just all about what you feel works best for you and a descent diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41
    Traditionally any time you're wanting to just tone up you're going to want to do higher repitions with lower weights. Lot's of cardio is good to, jumping rope, olyptical, bike. There's really alot of different stuff you can do it's just all about what you feel works best for you and a descent diet.

    I talked to a trainer who told me that the high rep/ low weight is crap. He said eat healthy, and do cardio along with lifting weights. (8-12 reps per set max)

    I usually do 12 reps max, and my low is 6. I'll do for example 5 sets of bench press (12, 10, 8, 8, 6).

    I think your diet really what you need to focus on if you want to get toned up. If you workout hard and still eat junk, it will take forever if it even happens at all. Eat right, do cardio, and mix in some weights and you will be toned in no time. Oh, and another good thing (I guess this could be considered cardio) is try some sort of martial art. Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Judo etc.

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    The Nutrisystem diet WORKS! I have lost about 30 pounds so far on it and my purpose was the same as yours, Leslie Eagle Fan. I haven't cheated on the diet and I do some type of cardio everyday. Even if it is just going out and walking a few laps at the track. A good diet and LOTS of cardio will do the trick!

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    I do what HB20 does and it works well for me. I am getting ready to start a Jiu Jitsu class to. Hopefully I don't get beat up to bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swforever
    I do what HB20 does and it works well for me. I am getting ready to start a Jiu Jitsu class to. Hopefully I don't get beat up to bad.

    Jiu Jitsu is very fun!

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    I might make it in UFC 300 with my skills lol.

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    Eat less and exercise more...

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    I don't know about everyone else but the more I exercise the more I want to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swforever
    I don't know about everyone else but the more I exercise the more I want to eat.

    Eating right isn't really all that difficult IMO.

    Here's some simple rules I try to follow.

    No soda. No fast food. Eat more than 3X per day. Try and eat 5 or 6 times a day but eat SMALL meals. Do not over eat. It is smarter to eat more small meals than it is to eat fewer large meals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20
    Eating right isn't really all that difficult IMO.

    Here's some simple rules I try to follow.

    No soda. No fast food. Eat more than 3X per day. Try and eat 5 or 6 times a day but eat SMALL meals. Do not over eat. It is smarter to eat more small meals than it is to eat fewer large meals.
    That is what is so great about Nutrisystem. You eat 5 times a day, but each meal is small. And amazingly, you don't get hungry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20
    I talked to a trainer who told me that the high rep/ low weight is crap. He said eat healthy, and do cardio along with lifting weights. (8-12 reps per set max)

    I usually do 12 reps max, and my low is 6. I'll do for example 5 sets of bench press (12, 10, 8, 8, 6).

    I think your diet really what you need to focus on if you want to get toned up. If you workout hard and still eat junk, it will take forever if it even happens at all. Eat right, do cardio, and mix in some weights and you will be toned in no time. Oh, and another good thing (I guess this could be considered cardio) is try some sort of martial art. Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Judo etc.
    Ha sorry perhaps I should've been more specific. 8-12 reps to me is high, in fact anything more than that is pretty much a waste, unless you're just curious to see how many you can do. After 8-10 reps your body and mind both start to give in certain aspects. It takes as much mind controll as it does muscle. Plus anything over twelve reps and chances are you're just tearing up the muscle and probably risking injuries to your joints and ligaments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41
    Ha sorry perhaps I should've been more specific. 8-12 reps to me is high, in fact anything more than that is pretty much a waste, unless you're just curious to see how many you can do. After 8-10 reps your body and mind both start to give in certain aspects. It takes as much mind controll as it does muscle. Plus anything over twelve reps and chances are you're just tearing up the muscle and probably risking injuries to your joints and ligaments.

    Which is why I never do more than 12

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    A very good warm up though that I found in a work out program actually works very well and has helped me alot in building strength and even my form when lifting.

    Take what ever your 3 rep max is. Do approx 50% of that 12 times, rest for two minutes then do it ten times. Rest two more minutes and then do approx 65-70% of that max for 6 reps. Two more minutes and then 80-81% of the max for the reps, and then rest two minutes and due 90% for 1 rep.

    I know it sounds long but it REALLY REALLY works. The first 3 are mostly to get the blood flowing to the muscles, while the last two are to get the muscles aclimated two doing the heavier weight w/out fatiguing the muscles. If done properly you should be able to do that 3 rep max around 4-6 reps following your warm up.

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    We, my brother and I on chest day do this
    (Buckeye Workout)
    first set 8 reps(We started at 240 the last time)
    add five pounds
    2nd set 6 reps
    add five pounds
    3rd set 4
    add five pounds
    4th set 3 reps
    add five pounds
    5th set 2 reps
    add five pounds
    6th set 1 rep(Ended at 290 the last time) I did it for 2 reps because I felt good.

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