3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Weight and Resistance Training

Weight and Resistance Training Boost weight loss, and look great!

Thread Tools
Old 06-25-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
slow and steady
paperclippy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Carmel, IN
Posts: 6,090

S/C/G: 185/see signature/135

Height: 5'4"

Default NRLW stage 1-2 transition question

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.
08/10/2004: 185 lbs 08/10/2005: 140 lbs 11/28/2005: 130 lbs!

paperclippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 09:21 AM   #2
Just Me
nelie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,707

S/C/G: 364/--/182

Height: 5'6"


Go with the 8lb dumbbells although is the exercise calling for 15 reps at the start? You may even want to use a lighter weight, like 5 or 6?

I'd say just concentrate on your form with the squat and use the weights you are able with the push-press.
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
nelie is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:24 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2