Getting Started with Weights: How Much Weight Should You Lift?
Start light: When you’re new to weightlifting, it’s important to start with lighter weights to build proper form and avoid injury. A good starting weight for a beginner is between 2-5kgs for upper body exercises and 5-8 kgs for lower body exercises.
Focus on form: Good form is more important than the amount of weight you’re lifting. Make sure you have proper form before you increase the weight, and never sacrifice form for heavier weights.
Gradually increase: Once you feel comfortable with the weight you’re using and have good form, you can gradually increase the weight. Aim to increase the weight by 1-2 kgs every two weeks, or until you feel like the weight is challenging but still manageable with good form.
Listen to your body: Finally, listen to your body. If you feel pain or discomfort, stop and decrease the weight. Don’t push yourself too hard, especially when you’re just starting out.
Log your weights and reps for every exercise in the app to keep track of your lifts and progress every week!
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