If you ask anyone for their reason on getting back into the gym after a layoff, you will most likely hear that they would like to become more toned. Whether the person is a man or a woman, it does not matter. Most people just want to get their body fat percentage lower and maybe add on a bit more muscle mass. Rather than try out the latest fad diet or expensive workout program, you would be better off using a common sense approach to toning that you will be able to keep up as the years go by.
Have Your Diet on Point
Just like the old saying that abs are made in the kitchen, this applies to your body fat percentage in general. You can’t out-train a bad diet. If a person is eating heavily processed foods, sweets, and soda, they are not going to look like the picture of health. Instead, you have to approach your everyday diet like you have stepped back in time to the prehistoric age. Stick with the caveman diet as it soon will become part of your lifestyle. This means you are only allowed to eat whatever the cavemen could eat back in the day. Basically, your diet will consist of meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and water. If you follow this path, you will be consuming a high protein diet that will have your body fat melting away.
Strength Training and HIIT Cardio
If you want to have a toned appearance, this means that you must do strength training a few days a week. With a smart diet, your muscles will grow and become more defined. However, don’t forget the cardio. HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is all about short bursts of intense cardio as it is better at burning away the fat but keeping muscle mass on your body. With the combination of these three things, you will be able to look more toned in no time at all.