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How to know how much weight to start with?

Deltafi
Deltafi
Posts: 4
Joined: 2018/09/02
Canada
2018/09/03, 01:27 AM
Hi All

Starting out tomorrow and would like to know how much weight I should start with without burning out by set #2

Fi
Jac48
Jac48
Posts: 103
Joined: 2004/04/23
United States
2018/10/03, 08:08 AM
It all depends on your goals.  Are you looking to bulk up or just get back into shape. I think a good general rule is 3 to 4 sets of each excercise with 6 to 10 reps per set.

Since you are just starting out, I would stay away from too heavy and make sure your form is correct while performing sets.  It's easier to keep good form with less weight.  As you develope your muscles add weight.  Start with a simple 3 sets of 8.  Once you are doing sets of 10, add weight rinse and repeat.