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How toned can you get in two months?


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Hey all, just a simple question... not really... I'd like to get "toned" by the end of this year and  I just wanted to know how much of a difference does two months of weight training have on your body? Does it take long to notice a change and if not,  is it really noticeable?
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help clear this up for me.

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A whole bunch more noticeable than NOT weight training for two months. 

Really, depending on intensity, what you have to lose/gain, and diet, you could see some results in as little as two weeks - Without knowing what your current status is, all I can say from experience is that at higher body fat percentages, I notice more of getting smaller than muscle definition.  At lower percentages, small losses or gains in lean mass are more noticeable as muscle definition.  I still have plenty to go though.

In six weeks, assuming you have a legitimate workout strategy that fits your goals, and that you stick with it, you could have really noticeable results.

PS.  Don't be the person doing 100 reps of reverse wrist curls or 2 lb tricep extensions.

You can get a lot done in 2 months..3 months would be better but after 60 days of me working out 6 days a week and eating right i was starting to see some differences...more definition in my stomach and arms and my back had muscles showing as well.

When i started mountain biking seriously same thing, after about 60 days my calves had shape and my upper legs had muscles bulging...that was after doing at least 30 miles a week.

I know i could have done even more than this in those 60 days as i was still drinking every other weekend and cheating on occasion with food.

Just build up your motivation and willpower and kick your own ass. Get into a program , track everything from food intake to reps on working out and push yourself...you will notice differences. Dont dwell on them tho, your first concern should be your health and the difference there. you will see the biggest differences there.

 

There is no way i would have been able to even bike 5 miles let alone 30 in one swipe a year ago...i would have killed myself trying.

PS.  Don't be the person doing 100 reps of reverse wrist curls or 2 lb tricep extensions.

 YES...THIS!

 

That makes me want to throw a dumbell at the dumbell...stop wasting time! If you dont feel it on the 9th 10th 11th rep (or 12th 13th 14th if you are looking for lean) then you are lifting too light.

Agreed.

I lift as much as I possibly can to squeak out 3 sets of 8-10 reps.

Feels great.

After three weeks I could see nice tricep definition. (I had lean arms to begin with)

 

You will see a difference within the first 2 weeks of lifting weights. I started to see definition in my ams, chest, butt, thighs, and abs right away. My calves, they don't need to get any bigger- but it really does improve your shape.

I say go for it. Weight training is good for anyone- who is willing to do the work.

Amen to that! In just a few weeks of powerlifting or doing sets of 7-8 to muscle exhaustion, I can see a noticeable difference in my legs and triceps. My biceps and abs were already decent, so less noticeable with them. 

Plus there's the fact that all the guys are impressed when you don't lift Barbie weights like all the other girls. I laugh at the raised eyebrows I get every time I grab my 40lb weight to go do deep incline sit-ups with.

Ha.. you guys are funny. No, I've read enough on these forums to know that high reps of tiny weights do diddly-squat. Trust me, I wont be one of those girls flapping around with a 2lbs. weight. At the gym they've got me on the machines and, after explaining how to use the machines, left me to my own devices pretty much. I've still got a few more questions, but I'll probably just ask them in another post or check if anyone else has already asked. Okay, thanks heaps for all your advice everyone. I'm really keen to start lifting now.

Ciao, Jen.

Original Post by horsinaround23:

Amen to that! In just a few weeks of powerlifting or doing sets of 7-8 to muscle exhaustion, I can see a noticeable difference in my legs and triceps. My biceps and abs were already decent, so less noticeable with them. 

Plus there's the fact that all the guys are impressed when you don't lift Barbie weights like all the other girls. I laugh at the raised eyebrows I get every time I grab my 40lb weight to go do deep incline sit-ups with.

 Nice abs!! Maybe i should start using free weights with deep inclines =P 

 

I can feel my abs but i cant see the damn things...i know i know...its all diet.

 

So what is your diet like?

Abs are diet and cardio.. RUNNING, to burn that fat. The abs rips are right under those love handles and soft spots. My abs started to show real definition with all that running, and my love handles are just about gone. I think you can find the abs diet at..

www.rippedabs.net

I edit this to add the right link. I hope one of these helps u.

i've been strength training consistently (3x/ week, 3 sets of 12 reps, upping the weight each week) for 3 weeks, and i've noticed better definition in my upper arms, upper thighs (my thighs!!), and i have noticeably less fat on my calves. the muscles there are really something! of course, i also do 60 to 90 minutes of cardio 4-5 days a week, even on my strength training days. and i mostly stay within my calorie limits. i think i messed up one day out of the past 3 weeks.

the point? if you wanna see real results, you have GOT to be dedicated to it!

edit: i still have nearly 80 pounds of fat to lose. so if you don't need to lose serious weight like that, you should look incredible in the next 2 months!

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