So what’s in it for me when I do toning exercises and what they can do to my body? I bet you have been asking and searching for answers to these two important questions, right?
Well, let me quickly snap it up for you what these exercises are all about and what you can get from them.
They are strength training which we ladies tend to overlook. We sort of focus more on cardio, which helps to improve our stamina for fitness, sports and daily activities. But what all the cardios in the world won’t do is help us shape our bodies into the forms we have always wanted.
Truth be told - toning exercises, when done properly and consistently, can cause you to undergo serious bodily changes as they work deep to strengthen and shape up your muscles and make you look fantastic with shapelier butts, flatter abs, sleeker legs, tighter hips and firmer thighs, without you having to spend thousands on a gym membership and/or expensive exercise equipment i.e. you can have all these beautiful body transformations just by working out at home!
Your body will response immediately and you will look better than you ever dreamed possible.
And you effectively lose weight as you sculpt and build muscle mass which burns off calories faster than fat.
What about this bonus – you become healthier, stronger, stand up straighter and have more energy than you have ever had in years?
How’s that for answering your two important questions?
This is one of the main reasons why the American Council on Sports Medicine recommends two to three strength training sessions per week.
Not convinced yet toning can transform your body? Why not zoom in to see the awesome benefits they bring you?
Strength training helps shape up your muscles as you develop lean muscle mass, meaning you have well-defined muscles that are stronger and denser. Apart from looking beautiful, these muscles power you to do harder and more challenging workouts.
Strength training and toning hike up your metabolic rate, making you burn off more fat/calories with the resultant muscle mass you pack into your body.
When inactive, you weaken your muscles and lose muscle tissue, which is eventually replaced by fat. If you are aged 30 and above, you are more prone to experiencing muscle loss and as a result, your metabolism will start to slow down.
I believe doing a couple of sessions of toning exercises per week will help boost your metabolism to burn off fat and maintain your lean shape.
When you engage in physical activities, you release both energy and stress. I encourage you to go for toning exercises as they are good channels to release your stress and stabilize your mood.
Several studies suggest that through strength training, you could enjoy psychological and cognitive health benefits that improve your cognitive function. This is quite true for toning exercises, which work to strengthen your memory and sharpen your mental perception.
have a mind-challenging job or you juggle with several responsibilities,
cognitive sharpness is definitely your greatest asset!
If you do strength training regularly, you are less likely to experience injuries say, when you pump up your cardio workout such as jogging, running and brisk walking.
This is because you have stronger muscles which protect your bones and vital organs from any hard impact and the resulting trauma.
Toning exercises don’t just give you a leaner and harder body that’s more capable of burning off fat… Researchers have identified more interesting advantages of doing these exercises, such as:
From my own experience, I can say that toning exercises help me build tighter, denser and stronger muscles. As a result, I see my body transforms into leaner, tighter, healthier and stronger shape.
With tighter and leaner muscles, I enjoy the elegant and beautiful body shape that gives me the luxury of slipping into any type of clothing and looking good in them! A chance to “flaunt” my body! Serious….
What’s your take-home lesson? Toning exercises are great workouts that can transform your body for the better, and as you’ve already seen, their positive impact goes well-beyond a good-looking physique!
Look what I have mapped out for you… An all-inclusive exercise blue print that has all components of a good, well-balanced exercise program:
That’s it, in just 50 mins of wholesome workout, 2-3 times per week, you will see and feel your body transforming itself into something different, something it’s never been before!