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It is fair to say that women worry about their body fat percentage more than men. Most men that want to lose fat will just lift weights and do a little bit of cardiovascular exercise. Women, on the other hand, are more prone to just doing high intensity cardiovascular exercise because their bodies are naturally supposed to be lighter. Even if a woman is obese, she will still never get the same muscle growth as a man. Therefore, women that want to tone up should focus on cardiovascular workouts to burn the fat and high repetition weight lifting for toning the muscles.

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When we say “cardiovascular exercise,” it means any exercise where you are consistently elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. This would be exercises like running, jogging, bicycling and so on. Women should do this kind of exercise for at least 20 minutes consistently every day. Afterwards, they should work with light weights to tone up their muscles by doing 8-15 repetitions in their set. For example, if a woman wants to get definition in her biceps then she should do curls with enough weight that will let her do over 8 repetitions. After about 5-8 sets of high repetition weight lifting on each muscle every week, a woman’s body will tone up very quickly. She just has to make sure that she sticks to proper eating habits. Not only should a person be eating all natural foods, but they need to be small meals eaten every three hours throughout the day. That way the body can digest the food easier and it will keep the metabolism burning fast, which is what will burn fat off the body. When you mix fat burning with weight lifting, you will have muscle definition revealed in the end.

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