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6/16/2009 3:19:50 PM
| The answer is both. I am a personal trainer and a pilates instructor. Building big muscles requires you to lift weights to failure. Do high reps with low weight and this will not happen. Muscle toning happens with bands and pilates but pilates is designed to work core muscles mostly if you only work on the mat. Alternating or mixing both into the same workout is fine. Remember, all mmuscles still need a day of rest between workouts. |
6/25/2008 2:02:33 PM
I've heard of this vibrating machine, that basically allows you to tone muscles, without building them up. also supposed to help with metabolism.
Yelm Washington Personal Trainer
5/19/2008 1:32:32 PM
| I would alternate for everyother day that you do pilates and bands. I do not use weights much either because of the fact that I run marathons and ultra marathons throughout the year.|
I would not do them every single day to start. but after a while it will not matter if you do. Also if you are not looking for alot of bulk, make sure that you are doing light weight high rep excercises.