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    difference between tone and build

    "It is not necessary to move heavy weights in order to tone the muscles. Indeed, if toning rather than muscle-building is the aim, then instructors advise that a moderate circuit of a range of equipment is made no more than three times a week."

    Isn't muscle-toning the same idea as muscle-building ?
    Besides, what does it mean by making a "circuit" of a range of equipment?
    Last edited by Eway; 14-Nov-2006 at 05:23.

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    Re: difference between tone and build

    No, muscle toning is getting your muscles into shape, making them work better.

    Muscle building is increasing the size, making them bigger.

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    #3

    Re: difference between tone and build

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    "It is not necessary to move heavy weights in order to tone the muscles. Indeed, if toning rather than muscle-building is the aim, then instructors advise that a moderate circuit of a range of equipment is made no more than three times a week."

    Isn't muscle-toning the same idea as muscle-building ?
    Besides, what does it mean by making a "circuit" of a range of equipment?
    A circuit utilizes a number of machines designed to work on different muscle groups.

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