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tone someone or something up

to make someone or something stronger or more fit, muscularly. I suggested an exercise that would tone him up and make him feel better. The exercises toned up his tummy muscles. I need to get busy and tone myself up.
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tone up

v.
1. To make something firmer or stronger: Walking to work has toned up my legs. I toned my stomach up by doing sit-ups every day.
2. To become firmer or stronger: My body has really toned up since I started this exercise program.
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Exercise such as running, swimming, aerobics etc are all great ways to burn off excess calories and in turn tone up the whole body.
IT'S A good idea to do exercises that target a number of different areas at the same time so anything that works your chest, arms and shoulders is good to tone up the bust.
The owner of Metabolic Project, a personal training gym in West Los Angeles, Person was tapped by the hard-bodied megastar to tone up an already muscular frame.
99: "This is good for speed and fitness, it helps you develop strength in your legs and helps you tone up.
JOHN Castellain gives his tips on the way to tone up like Big Brother star Adele:UPPER ARMS: Holding two bottles of water and bringing them in together across the chest is a good way to firm those traditionally wobbly areas.
Try these heart press-ups, which will help you tone up your upper arms and give definition to chest muscles.