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anyone tried abtronic?? comments? what is toning? please

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Old 07-16-2001, 04:28 AM   #1
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Post anyone tried abtronic?? comments? what is toning? please

anyone tried the abtronic...??? do you think something like this would be a waist of time? and any ideas what exactly it will do for me?? i know it will tone you up, but like what exactly does that mean??

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Old 07-16-2001, 07:59 AM   #2
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You know, that's an interesting question you ask about the meaning of "toning". It isn't a specific physiological term, but it is one that is used over and over again in the real world. As a physiologist, I am stumped by its meaning. In my mind, you can train a muscle to become stronger through an increase in muscle contractile protein or you can train a muscle to become more aerobic and fatigue resistant by increasing mitochondrial protein. Whether this is "toning" or not beats me.

Sorry I babbled but this is a question that I have also asked. I think in most people's minds, toning means making the muscle more firm and lithe, but not bulky.

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