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Posted by: MORNE | 2009/10/12

WHAT' S THE DIFFERENCE?

I AM NEW TO THE WHOLE EXCERCISE THING. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN " BUILDING MUSCLE"  AND " BULK UP MUSCLES"  AS WERE EXPLAINED TO JACQUES?

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HI Morne

There's no difference between those two terms - if I remember correctly, I was explaining how Jacques could increase muscle size through diet and training. Building muscle is pretty much the same as the term bulk up. There's a subtle difference, because I guess literally, building muscles doesn't necessarily imply bulking (think Arnold or Rambo here), but they're usually used interchangably.

What is different is toning - this is where your aim would be to improve muscle definition, create a toned appearance (think most elite athletes), not necessarily to become bigger.

Hope that helps.

Ross

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Posted by: fitnessdoc | 2009/10/15

HI Morne

There's no difference between those two terms - if I remember correctly, I was explaining how Jacques could increase muscle size through diet and training. Building muscle is pretty much the same as the term bulk up. There's a subtle difference, because I guess literally, building muscles doesn't necessarily imply bulking (think Arnold or Rambo here), but they're usually used interchangably.

What is different is toning - this is where your aim would be to improve muscle definition, create a toned appearance (think most elite athletes), not necessarily to become bigger.

Hope that helps.

Ross

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