do you have to do toning exercise, or will running alone tone you

i enjoy running but i hate with a passion doing weights or toning exercises. i went to an exercise class today and i was yawning my head off i was so bored, i dont have the patience for it. 

i want to increase my running, and say if i was running 6 miles 5 times a week or more, and i lost weight, would i look toned?


  • booktrunkbooktrunk ✭✭✭

    More toned yes, great for toning arms and legs, and can feel tummy muscles but it won't give you a six pack image to tone your core you probably need to do something else. Depends on your fat content really. 

  • literatinliteratin ✭✭✭

    I never got toned arms from running, but it takes less than 15 minutes a week to do some push-ups

  • If you have it in your mind that the gym stuff contributes to better running - particularly strength and stamina wise - you might look at it differently.  Dont go into the gym half heartedly - always have a plan in your head as to what you are going to do.  Making it structured means you might enjoy it more - I hope!

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