Make the most of your workout!
This is a great question that everyone should ask before working with weights. Work with a weight too light and you waste time in the gym. Too heavy and you could really hurt yourself.
Here are my tips for choosing the weight that’s right for you. Before beginning any new exercise with weights, do this TEST set to help you determine the right weight for you. Remember, what’s right for anyone else is not necessarily right for you – don’t try to keep up with someone else in the gym just for your ego.
As you keep doing a particular exercise, you get stronger (that’s the point!), so remember to constantly “check your weight” and insure that reps 10-12 are “very hard.” This will mean you will likely be increasing your ideal weight by 2-5 lbs every 2 weeks or so.
With these tips you are sure to get your maximum results from weight training.