muscle tone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n muscle tone normal tonicity of the muscles "exercise improves muscle tone"
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Usage

In literature:

By contraction of the pharyngeal and laryngeal muscles they also imitate tones from a distance.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Barney felt her relaxed muscles tone up into firmness.
"The Doctor" by Ralph Connor
He straightened up on his knees and shouted in such stentorian tones that all in the room jerked their muscles in sudden fright.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
Working alongside of them were Tom and Rita, Lil's parents, sleeves rolled up, forearms bulging with new, toned muscle.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
It expands the chest, strengthens the body, and gives tone to the muscles of the abdomen.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The limp, relaxed school cannot secure them, for there is no tone without tonicity and vitality of muscle.
"The Renaissance of the Vocal Art" by Edmund Myer
Perhaps it is the poor ventilation, perhaps it is the lack of the exercise necessary for good muscle tone that brings about this result.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
It might be almost impossible to produce correct tones if we thought constantly about every muscle in action.
"Vocal Mastery" by Harriette Brower
By the time they'd learned, their muscles had lost all tone.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Muscle tone was good.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
It then proceeds to tell the unction of each muscle and cartilage and the part it plays in tone production.
"The Head Voice and Other Problems" by D. A. Clippinger
Each of these sets of muscles has its function in tone-production.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
This exercise strengthens the muscles that reserve the breath and support the tone.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
Gentle frictions daily with spirits and water will give tone to the muscles.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
The powerful tones of the muscle horn now resounded through the woods, and our friends announced the approach of Rarik.
"A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1" by Otto von Kotzebue
Changes in muscle tone may arise and lead to exaggerated or decreased reflexes, often varying from day to day.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Tones so produced will ultimately show their bad origin by the effect left behind on the misused muscles.
"The Mechanism of the Human Voice" by Emil Behnke
See the toning of the muscles?
"Voyage To Eternity" by Milton Lesser
He was then neither tone-bound nor muscle-bound.
"London Days" by Arthur Warren
An idle mind loses its tone and strength like an unused muscle; the mental powers go to rust through idleness and inaction.
"Thought-Culture" by William Walker Atkinson
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In news:

For Better Muscle Tone , Go Lighter and Repeat.
A Craze for Muscle Tone Long Before Jane Fonda.
Study finds behaviors aimed at increasing muscle size or tone are widespread among teens.
It will also tone and strengthen the muscles along the sides of your body.
Skinny Jeans Workout tones core muscles so gym-goers can zip their skinny jeans.
You'll get those muscles toned.
When it comes to color muscle, Tobi Fairley is trained, toned, and unafraid to flex.
A federal judge on Monday tentatively approved a $40 million settlement between Skechers USA Inc and consumers who bought the toning shoes after ads made unfounded claims that the footwear would help people lose weight and strengthen muscles.
Over the last 6 months, you've probably heard me talking about my successful weight loss and now that the weight is gone, I have been maintaining and starting to tone up my muscles now.
"It really helped me tone my muscles.".
Sitting in a chair while doing this exercise helps you focus on isolating the triceps, which can be a tricky muscle to tone .
In addition, there's actually no such thing as ' toning ' a muscle.
Muscle-training program with lightweight toning sticks.
Jumping on trampolines has been proven to tone muscles, burn fat, and reduce stress.
I am amazed at the changes in my strength and endurance as well as the muscle toning I am getting.
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In science:

Strength (muscle tone): directed tasks, primarily, to the lower limb muscles with your own body weight or using external loads on weights machines.
The physical condition from the perspective of complexity: Application of a physical activity program for Alzheimer's disease
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