Welcome back to Let's Chat, Myths! In this episode, we explore muscle "toning". We establish early doors that the word toning is very subjective and essentially nonsensical.
In most cases, we find that the word toning is a marketing word used to attract mainly women. Workouts like "Bums and tums toning session" are most definitely aimed at some women. Do these workouts do what they say? Do they "tone"? It depends. We go into all of that on the episode and also in the follow-up blog post on our website chatshitgetfit.com
Although we are not fans of the term toning it's clear that it may work to get people up and moving. To some, it's a happy, safe word that may motivate you to exercise. Example being 2 workouts the same and achieve the same goals. "Get toned abs with this great workout!" Get shredded six-pack abs with this workout!" The language used will sell the workout to a different audience. As you'll hear in the episode even Domyos and the NHS are guilty of using this terminology. The issue comes with a lack of further education. If you are overweight do these "toning workouts" but neglect the work in the kitchen then you will not suddenly see defined muscles. This is where it can become misleading when certain products/programmes promise toning but neglect to give you the full picture of what's required to actually "tone". We explain it all.
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