06-25-2009, 09:16 AM
I'm just finishing up stage 1 of NRLW (special workout B today, week off next week). I was looking ahead at the exercises for stage 2 and I have a question about weights. In stage 1, I've been doing squats with two 30lb dumbbells and shoulder presses with two 10lb dumbbells. The first exercise in stage 2 is a front squat/push press, which looks like a combination of a squat and a shoulder press. What weight should I use? I only have dumbbells, no bar. With the 10-lb dumbbells I can barely do 8 reps of shoulder press, but I could probably do 100 squats with two 10-lb dumbbells. I can't even lift the 30-lb dumbbells up to my shoulders so I couldn't use those.