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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current weight: 208.2
Fitness Minutes: (9,651) Posts: 729 5/31/09 10:17 P
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.
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!) :)
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).
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. :)
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!
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!
current weight: 193.4
Fitness Minutes: (62,016) Posts: 4,707 5/24/09 12:14 P
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!
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 But, by the end of the week I should be ready to move up instead of down.
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Fitness Minutes: (93,755) Posts: 11,681 5/24/09 9:19 A
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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Fitness Minutes: (50,655) Posts: 3,464 5/24/09 8:43 A
I started out with 3 & 5, but now using 5 & 190 on level 1.
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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!
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!
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