Training Myths 102
The second training myth is that by doing higher reps and more sets is that you will obtain better muscle definition or get "toned". This is an absolute waste of energy, time and effort.
Doing higher reps will in no way help you achieve greater muscle definition. What will help you achieve this is by losing body fat. Now there are many ways in which to lose body fat ranging from doing cardiovascular based training, lifting heavier weights to increase lean muscle tissue and therefore increasing your resting metabolism. The key though regardless of which method you chose is to ensure that you have a specific and tailor made meal plan just for you.
As mentioned previously the key to getting this defined look is to drop body fat. You can lift high reps until the cows come home but unless your nutritional plan is adequate for you and not some cookie cutter one size fits all model you will never achieve that defined look you are searching for.
Also by doing endless hours of cardio will not help you achieve that look either unless your meal plan is either adequate for you or you are doing cardio 23 hours a day 6 days a week.
To achieve what you are after stop listening to those who think they know and search for and reach out to an expert. The key to success is to listen to those who know more then you and to learn from them. Achieving fitness results does not have to be difficult it is about finding out what works for you and then following the direction it takes you on.