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Toning muscle requires regular strength training to build up the muscles. Also regular aerobic exercise and a solid nutritional plan will help to decrease body fat. In order to lose body fat you must lower your caloric intake. Regular strength training does increase muscle tissue, which increases your overall metabolism and decreases body fat. By adding 1 LB. of muscle tissue you can burn up to 50 more calories a day. A pound of fat burns only three calories a day. Whether your goal is to tone or increase strength, you should weight train at least three times a week with compound exercises that target all the main muscle groups. Compound exercises are multi-joint exercises that are more effective at burning calories and stimulating muscle growth. The core muscles make it possible to stand upright and move on two feet. These muscles help control movements, transfer energy, shift body weight and move in any direction. A strong core distributes the stresses of weight- bearing and protects the back. Core conditioning exercise programs need to target all these muscle groups to be effective. Every action has a reaction so be pro-active while participating in sports Golf, Tennis and more.