Weight Lifting to Reduce Muscle Bulk

by Jeff Thaxton |   Date Released : 13 May 2008
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Jeff Thaxton

About the author: Jeff Thaxton

Jeff Thaxton is a Certified Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise. He earned a BS degree in Exercise Science at Eastern Washington University in 2001 and has continuing education certifications in human movement, advanced program design, nutrition for special populations, counseling for health and fitness professionals, overcoming fitness plateaus and others. He is the owner of an in home personal training business called Fit for Life, and he has volunteer experience in physical therapy clinics and cardiopulmonary units.

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Webb, Murray | 10 Feb 2011, 00:10 AM

The reference to muscles becoming toned just means that the amount of fat covering the muscles will be reduced. Yes muscles can only shrink or grow. They can be large and toned or small and toned. Either way the word toned usually is a reference to low body fat.

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Adams, Jon | 17 Jan 2010, 14:58 PM

"her muscles will soon appear smaller as they become leaner and more toned" ? Isn't fat just covering her muscle? I thought muscle could only become larger or smaller. Can you provide any reasearch to validate muscles becoming more toned?

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