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J-girl
01-24-2003, 07:56 AM
Is there any place i can find out @???

JEFF7322
01-24-2003, 08:12 AM
It depends on your goals in the gym. What you want to work towards looking like. But in each exercise in the beginning level find the weight where you can do 10 reptitions with per set. This should be a weight that 10 reps with is challenging but not so heavy that you barely get them or not so light that it's too easy.
-JEFF

J-girl
01-24-2003, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by JEFF7322
It depends on your goals in the gym. What you want to work towards looking like. But in each exercise in the beginning level find the weight where you can do 10 reptitions with per set. This should be a weight that 10 reps with is challenging but not so heavy that you barely get them or not so light that it's too easy.
-JEFF
oh okay i get so its more like trial and error...
i have another question regarding the barbell
... do we need to sets with barbell as well or do we just do it like an excercise

JEFF7322
01-24-2003, 09:11 AM
... do we need to sets with barbell as well or do we just do it like an excercise

I'm not sure I understand the question. But ok exercises that are done with a barbell or dumbbells are what they call "free weights" rather than simillar exercises done on machines so yes if you are going to do say barbell curls for biceps or rows for back you would do it the same sets/repititions as other exercises. Example would be 3 set of 10 so....

As you get better it's a good idea to start doing 8 - 10 or 10 - 12 reps where when you can do the higher number (10 instead of 8 or 12 instead of 10) it's time to add 5(1 sided exercises) or 10 lbs.(2 arm or 2 footed exercises) to that exercise.
I hope this answered the question.
-JEFF

J-girl
01-24-2003, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by JEFF7322
... do we need to sets with barbell as well or do we just do it like an excercise

I'm not sure I understand the question. But ok exercises that are done with a barbell or dumbbells are what they call "free weights" rather than simillar exercises done on machines so yes if you are going to do say barbell curls for biceps or rows for back you would do it the same sets/repititions as other exercises. Example would be 3 set of 10 so....