Hi all, another newb question, sorry!
In the NROLW book, it says to try and use more weight "in every exercise, in every workout." Does that mean that I'd try to up the weight between sets of a particular exercise, or that I'd just want to try and up the weight from the last time I did that workout? I've just been adding weight the next time I do the workout, but using that new weight for both sets, is that right?
Also, is it safe to progress that fast when you're a beginner? I'm not afraid of hard work, not at all, but don't want to get an injury and not be able to do anything. It just seems like other exercise I've done, it's always recommended for beginners to take it slow, while with this weight training program, it's saying to push your limits every time, and I just want to make sure that's good advice. Doesn't seem like this book even acknowledges that someone "obese" would try this, so I thought I'd ask the pros here, in case there are special considerations.
So far, I've been using weight where the first set is hard, but doable (I could do a few more without rest, but don't wanna), and the second set is evil but I push and make the reps (I could probably do one more if you threatened me with a branding iron, maybe, lol). I'm loving it, just want to make sure I'm not setting up for an injury!
The only exercises I'm not pushing with are the squats and deadlifts, because I feel like I've not gotten the form down yet. I think I have the lift movement most of the time, but lowering it, I mess that up more often than not, on the deadlift at least. Might have to just wait to get some coaching on those from someone with experience.
The gym membership is on hold until I can scrape the funds for an expensive repair my one-and-only auto needs.