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ERINTFG SparkPoints: (38,605)
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11/3/13 9:32 P

I have 3 pounders, 5 pounders, 8 pounders, and 10 pounders. Anymore I pretty much only use the 8s and 10s. I expect I'm going to have to buy some bigger ones, but I'm not quite ready yet.

FIELDWORKING SparkPoints: (25,569)
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11/3/13 6:05 P

I have 10 and 15 lbs here at home. I know that I could use some heavier weights for some exercises, while 15 works well for the chest press. I want to save up to buy some heavier weights.

BARBANNA SparkPoints: (107,556)
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11/3/13 5:06 P

15

TACDGB Posts: 6,132
11/3/13 4:51 P

depends on the exercise. I do calf raises with 80 lbs. I do squats with 51 lbs. chest flyes with 20 lbs. and chest presses with 41lbs.

JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,376
11/3/13 9:03 A

Oops double post, my connection is wonky this morning :/

Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 11/3/2013 (09:04)
JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,376
11/3/13 9:02 A

Lifting heavy is awesome, just use caution and don't hurt yourself.

I mostly do single sided strength training with free weights and kettlebells that involve a lot of core strength for stability.

Sets of 8-12 for most exercises.

Pistol squats - bodyweight
One leg dead lifts - 44# (my favourite kettlebell)
Bulgarian split squats - 44#
Turkish get ups - 20#
Step ups - 44#

Pull Ups with varying hand holds - body weight
TRX rows - body weight
One arm rows - 35#
Push ups - body weight/sometimes elevated feet
Chest flys - 20# just started doing this one again

Other favourite bodyweight exercises

Hanging knee raises
Planks
Mountain climbers
Burpees
Jumping lunges
Jump squats
Box jumps
Skipping
High knees

And last but not least yoga, lots of yoga!

Keep it up, your strong bones will thank you!


JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (76,282)
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11/3/13 7:23 A

Depends on what exercise I'm doing and my target reps. For isolation, anywhere from 15-45 lbs. For compound exercises I use a barbell with between 50-180 lbs.

"Time" isn't important when it comes to strength training. Challenging the muscle is. If you're lifting in the lower rep zone, you'll build strength faster than in the higher rep zone.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/3/2013 (07:31)
ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (103,313)
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11/3/13 5:45 A

between 15 and 80.

GRANDMAFRANNY Posts: 5,631
11/3/13 2:00 A

I WENT FROM 12LB TO 17 AND IT WAS emoticon BUT I HANDLED IT CAUTIOUSLY. BUT W/ THAT IT SEEMS MY TIME OF emoticon DROPPED A LOT SO WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEST?

SPARK YOU LATER !!!!!

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