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How do I tighten and tone without bulking up?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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In order for you to “bulk up” your muscles have to be stimulated to undergo hypertrophy. This is accomplished through specific repetition ranges and high volumes of isolated resistance training. If you maintain a repetition range between 12 and 25 per set, the likelihood of “bulking up” is minimized.

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