Weight and Resistance Training - OK. Please tell me.

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06-16-2009, 11:07 PM
How much do you all lift? For biceps, triceps, etc.? I used three pound weights today for many reps doing turbo Sculpt and I am sore. What is a reasonable expectation for me to build up to? I feel like a wimp.:(

06-16-2009, 11:11 PM
NEVER feel bad for where you are starting! Everyone has to start somewhere, and if you're sore, your muscles are getting stronger! Great work...keep that up, and you'll be lifting heavier weights in no time.

I do most of my arm work with 15 lb dumbbells in each hand.

06-16-2009, 11:17 PM
We all start somewhere. Keep working on your goals and you will get there.

06-17-2009, 04:28 AM
3 pounds in better than I can do. I get sore just using my own arms - lol
You can get rid of the soreness by stretching more and shaking out the arms to get rid of the lactic acid befor eyou cool down.

06-17-2009, 07:30 AM
I started using turbo sculpt with 3 pounds and now I can do 5 pounds. I really think I can up to 8 pounds but can only do a few in certain moves with 10 pounds. You'll be able to move up if you keep up with it.

06-17-2009, 08:54 AM
Weight used for biceps: 0-180
Weight used for triceps: 0-220

06-17-2009, 09:54 AM
Don't feel like a wimp and don't compare yourself to anyone else.
If you try to lift more than your body is ready for you might get injured.

Use enough to see and feel results, but not so much that it hurts.
You want something that you can do for life, not an injury that'll put you out of commission for months.

Take care :)

07-21-2009, 08:25 AM
who cares what weights you use...atleast your doing it!!

btw 4 me it's:
arms in genereal:6-10kgDB
Triceps: 35-50kg

07-21-2009, 01:43 PM
My current personal records:

Bench Press - 65lbs
Press - 45lbs
Deadlift - 170lbs
Squat - 135lbs
Cleans - 90lbs

And yes... I started with 5lb dumbbells about 3 years ago :) IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU START WITH! As long as you continue to challenge yourself! I'm not sure my weights for dumbbell exercises like tricep machines, I don't use machines anymore. I'm guessing I do bicep curls at about 35lbs (2 35lb dumbbells, so 70lbs total).

07-22-2009, 04:04 PM
Where ever you are, that's just your baseline, your starting point. Write it down, and keep at it. In a few weeks, most likely, that's going to start feeling easy, and that's when you know it's time to go a little heavier. Some lifts will grow faster than others, because those are just your strong points going in. Some will take longer, but just keep a workout log, take notes for future reference, and you'll learn when to up the weight on different exercises. You're doing just fine!

07-23-2009, 06:21 PM
Everybody starts slow (if they are smart) and through hard work build up to higher weights. You want to do the weight that is right for you and shouldn't really care what anyone else lifts.

Having said that, if you are starting a strength training program, I wouldn't bother with iso exercises like bicept curls and tricep extensions. Get a trainer (if you are able) and have her/him show you some basic compound exercises like squats, deadlifts, shoulder presses, bench presses. Incorporate them into a whole body program and build up your overall strength.