Five Minute Friday Q & A

Can You Actually Tone Your Muscles?
Are you struggling to TONE your muscles and get leaner?

Do you find yourself setting goals or asking your coach how you can become more “Toned”? .

Well you You CANT tone a Muscle ! . It’s not possible! You can only increase the size Of them or let them fade away, lose elasticity and atrophy ( shrink or become smaller)!

What you can do to preserve muscles and keep them Anabolic ( Greek word for growth or increase size) is:

A- lift weights 🏋️ regularly 3min -4 x week
B- Fuel them well each and every meal or apprx every 3-4h
C- Provide your body with 0.8g ( min for active individuals) per pound of bodyweight to ensure your not deficient in protein
D- Try to choose Grass fed, organic or wild range proteins , ( white meat chicken 🐓, turkey 🦃, fish 🐟 ) have less saturated fat then red meat 🥩. Choose beans/legumes, organic dairy products geek yogurt, cheeses protein powders, nuts and seeds!
E- Aim for 7-8h of sleep 💤 if possible. Muscles can’t get toned, they are already built lean, strong and very bundled together.

Fat is a totally different tissue, like oil and water, so stop making yourself get caught in the trap of thinking you want to tone your body when in reality what you SHOULD be saying is… you want to increase your 💪🏻

Muscles, Grow your Muscles and make them Stronger! . Love to hear your thoughts or comments! And if your stuck or struggling to find your motivation to get active during this covid 19 lockdown visit www.purefit.ca and register for your free 15 Day kids and adult training trial!!! Guaranteed you will love it!

Dimitri Giankoulas

Fascinated since an early age by the potential of the human body, I have devoted my career and much of my private life to pushing beyond my own limits – and to lead others to personal health achievements greater than they thought possible. My level of commitment to each and every client is unparalleled in the industry. I try to bring energy, optimism, and pure motivational power to every one of his workout sessions. I have been in the fitness industry since 1997, working as a personal trainer, nutrition consultant, and ultimately Personal Training Director at various well-known gyms across the GTA. Combined I have over 11,000 hours of hands-on personal training experience.