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|10 Jan|5 mins

Toning Hacks We Really Want To Try

All from the comfort of your living room. Win.
Elle Glass
10 Jan
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Toning is the holy grail of training. But what's the best way to tone up this year? We checked in with Lean Bean Fitness’s founder Lizzie Bland for what will hopefully be some shortcuts. She’s helped us through workout how to’s in the past – running us through stretches we should be doing on the daily, last minute training hacks and how to take your training to the next level.

Here’s her toning how-to’s…

Advice
|10 Jan|5 mins

Toning Hacks We Really Want To Try

All from the comfort of your living room. Win.
Elle Glass
10 Jan
Share:

Toning is the holy grail of training. But what's the best way to tone up this year? We checked in with Lean Bean Fitness’s founder Lizzie Bland for what will hopefully be some shortcuts. She’s helped us through workout how to’s in the past – running us through stretches we should be doing on the daily, last minute training hacks and how to take your training to the next level.

Here’s her toning how-to’s…

And, pulse!
“Yes it hurts, yes it burns, but – oh girl – does it work,” she says. The trick here, she tells us, is to make this pulse business a habit.

“Try adding 10 to 20 seconds of pulsing at the end of whatever exercise you’re doing.”

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Up your reps
It’s time to step it up. This, though, doesn’t mean going hard all the time.

“Think lighter weights but more reps, and go until total fatigue,” Bland tell us.

And yes, she insists, “you can ALWAYS do 5 more reps.”

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Slow it down sister
Slow, isolated exercises are where it’s at, says Bland.

“Slowing an exercise down means your muscles are under tension for longer, resulting in them getting stronger and more toned.”

She points to pilates and barre as perfect examples of this. Better lace up those ballet shoes of yours

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Abs are made in the kitchen
When Bland told us this, we thought, great! Multitasking! Something we’re good at. Sadly, though, she was not talking about eating dinner while toning.

Well, not really.

“The old – and annoying – phrase is still right I’m afraid,” she tells us.  “What you eat really will impact your ability to tone up.

“Think cutting back on foods that contribute to water retention like highly processed, salty foods and opt for fresh and colourful natural produce.

"Smaller, regular meals are good for those with gut issues as our bodies can't process large amounts of any food.”

Elle Glass
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