confused about different methods of training
Hi there! I'm sorry, but I have sort of beginning question. I've been reading some of the weight training sites I found through these forums, and some of them have been telling me that there's no such thing as "toning" and that I should focus on lifting weights rather than doing lower-weight-high-rep activities.
I do a few exercises with weights (lat pull downs, chest presses, bicep curls, tricep curls) that I try to do at a weight that allows me to do 12-15 reps with good form. I also do squats sometimes while holding one of my free weights. Unfortunately, though, I find it hard to motivate myself to do these exercises as often or as long as I should though, so I was planning to rent the 10 Minute Solution: Tone Trouble Zone dvd from Netflix, which uses a resistance band to do various upper and lower body moves. Of course, I haven't tried it yet so I don't know how much resistance there's actually going to be, but would this be something that would give enough of a workout to help me build muscles? (I'm not trying to be a body builder or anything, I'm just aiming to get into good shape)
I think I could easily fit in a day or two of weight training at my office gym, but I really like the idea of being able to build muscle at home since there it fits best into my schedule and I'm more likely to stay with it.
Thanks so much for your advice!