After losing about 60 lbs and doing what I thought were "toning" exercises for years, I just started lifting and am loving the quick results I've seen! I started with the plan outlined at Stumptuous.com
and have been doing it about 3 times a week for a couple of weeks.
She says in that routine to so 2 sets of 12-15 reps for most exercises, but my boyfriend does 3 sets of 8/10/12 with varying weights and I've seen others use that as well. I was wondering if that was something that a newbie should be worried about, or what the benefits of doing it that way would be. Right now I'm really focusing on form and doing it with one consistent weight per exercise.
Also, she has a lat pulldown in the first workout, and I'm doing this at home with a free weight set. I've noticed that it seems like I'm not working my back enough. Does anyone have an exercise that I could add at home (besides dumbell rows) that would help?
Thanks in advance! I've been reading this forum and you guys are always so helpful. I can't believe how much fun this has been so far