Toning is the same as building muscle. There really is no such thing as toning. To make your muscle look more firm, you need to build more muscle and reduce the amount of fat that is stored in and over it.
Picking your starting weights at first is kind of a trial and error thing. If 12 pounds is the absolute heaviest that you can curl for 6 repetitions, I'd guess that you should start at around 8 pounds for the 12 rep set. As you get stronger, you'll be able to start with a heavier weight and complete each set with a heavier weight.
Don't forget to read the book completely, including the explanations of how diet and exercise work to reshape your body.
Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.
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It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
9 years at or under goal weight!
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