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6/4/09 10:37 P

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I started using 3 pound weight and was surprised at how sore i was!
I going to move up to five pound weights in level 2


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6/1/09 2:09 P

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I just recently started this workout and bought 5lbers figuring it should be something not too strenuous and you're able to workout with them. When I watched the video it looks like they use 3lbers which my partners use while we all workout together. I thought maybe I made a mistake because I was hurting way more than they were, but now I see I'm not the only one. I'm sticking with my 5lbers as I think it'll shred me even more :) 3lbers are just too light for me.

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5/31/09 10:17 P

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I swap between 3 and 5 lb'ers.
I'll be restarting shred tomorrow and will see what my level is at now. I've been strength training but still betting I need 3 lbs more than 5 lbs. I'm hoping to do the first reps with the 5 and the seconds with the 3 on all exercises.

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5/31/09 6:31 P

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I'm still in the beginning stages. I used 4 lb weights this week but my arms hurt SOOOO badly that I needed to take a day off here and there this week. SO I bought 2lb weights so hopefully that doesn't happen and will work my way back to the 4lbs soon (I hope!) :)

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MALLORYSMOM's Photo MALLORYSMOM Posts: 12
5/31/09 5:12 P

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I am on Day 2 of level 3 and i have been using 3 lb weights throughout the whole thing so far. My plan is to to go thru the whole 30 day process again with 5 lb weights after i am finished.

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SEMUSPARK's Photo SEMUSPARK SparkPoints: (60,165)
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5/30/09 6:24 P

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I use 5lb weights. I think that's a good challenging weight for me. On some exercises they're too light (like dumbell flies in level one) and in others they are BRUTAL (military presses and chair squats in level two).

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5/30/09 5:33 P

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I just started the Shred and I am using 2lbs weights. I'll move up to 3's when I get a bit stronger. I love the idea about using the spaghetti cans. I'm all for saving money!

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MOCACHOC's Photo MOCACHOC SparkPoints: (29,765)
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5/28/09 12:35 P

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I own threes, fives and tens. I'm changed my mind on some 25's that I saw on sale.



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5/28/09 12:26 P

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With the economy the way it is. I thought I would admit what I am using. I am using 2 - 25 oz Bertolli Spaghetti Sauce Jars. They weigh in at 3 lbs each. They fit my hands well and I have not had to spend the money on weights that I don't plan on using for long. :)

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5/24/09 11:58 P

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I started with 5s and was in pain for days! I bought some 3s and just finished without needing to stop for even a rep so I'll stick with these for a while. I feel like a wuss because my muscles are shaking as I type!

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5/24/09 6:47 P

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LOL. I started with ones! Yes, they actually make them! But day 2, I realized I should at least try the twos.

now I'm using threes and trying to complete level 2. I figure when I can do that, I'm going back to level one and using fives!

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5/24/09 5:36 P

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I was under the impression that I was using 5 #ers until my son asked me how much they were and I told him 5 #s. He said "Oh" and after a few minutes of watching me he said, "Well, what's the 3 on the ends for?" Doh!

~~~ i'm perfectly content with 3lbs for now!



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5/24/09 12:14 P

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I started out with 5# and still using them. In some of her exercises I could use more # but in others, 5# is almost too much!

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5/24/09 10:16 A

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I started out with 2lb weights and worked my way up to 5lbs and to date all I can do the Shred with is 5lbs. You don't need heavy weights with circuit training anyway. 5lbs should suffice. It's enough to sculpt and tone with. If you can go up to 8 to 10 w/o sacrificing form then do it!

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5/24/09 9:57 A

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Since I had been doing strength training with 10# & 12# previously, I've started 30 DS with 5# and found that effective for now. In time I look to move up to 8#.

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5/24/09 9:45 A

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I have completed 3 days on level one and I have been using 4 pound weights. But let me tell you, more than a few times I have wished they were 3, or even 2 pound weights emoticon But, by the end of the week I should be ready to move up instead of down. emoticon

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5/24/09 9:19 A

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I started using 2lbs and worked my way up to my 5lbs and now I am using 8lbs. It just takes time and repitition. When I felt a weight getting easier I introduced a new weight for one rep and then the 2nd rep I used the lower weight and you muscles will respond and get stronger! Yeah!

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5/24/09 8:43 A

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I started out with 3 & 5, but now using 5 & 190 on level 1.

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5/24/09 8:00 A

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I tried to do 8 lbs and there are just too many reps for me to use 8 lbs the entire video so I usually end up swapping out for 5 lbs and the v-squats I still had to use 3 lb. She makes me feel so weak!

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5/24/09 7:42 A

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I can only handle 5 lbs for the video. When I strength training normally I lift much heavier, but this seems more about endurance.

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5/24/09 5:19 A

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Hi, just wondering how much do your weights weigh when you are doing the 30 Day Shred. I started with 3.5 lbs and now am up to 5.5 lbs (killer) but I know Jillian said the girls in the DVD are using 8lbs.

It's amazing how many more calories you burn with heavier weights....but I can't even imagine using 8 lbs! emoticon

This time I am doing it right and I am doing it for me. And this time I will do it for Good and be DONE!


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