I'm 15, female and I want to start lifting weights to tone up and build some muscle.
But I don't know how much weight to start with?
Any rough ideas?
....I was thinking about starting with 2kg...is that too light?
(I don't go to the gym so I'm just going to have to buy the weights so it'll be a good idea to have a rough idea of what weights to buy because I don't want to waste money on weights that are either too light or too heavy for me.)
I'm 5'3 and weigh 125lbs (if that matters).
And any other tips/advice on weight training would be much appreciated. =D
02-16-2012, 09:51 AM #1
I want to start lifting weights...how much should I start with?
02-16-2012, 10:03 AM #2
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A female, wanting to build muscle?
That's absurd. Women/girls should stick to cardio.
I'm sure there's many programs that this site can offer you.
There's lots of women at my gym who lift heavy, and it follows the same/similar program that the men use.
For any beginner, it's a good idea to start slowly. "strength' training is what most people pursue before dedicating themselves to a further complicated lifting routine. This strength training allows your body to become adjusted, as well as prepares you.
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02-16-2012, 10:35 AM #3
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02-16-2012, 12:11 PM #4
It honestly depends on whether or not you have done any prior weight lifting/intense exercising. A safe bet would to be start around 10-12.5 lbs. There are some weights that you can buy that you can add weight onto them. In my opinion, they would be a great investment. Remember to take it easy for a couple of weeks so your body gets used to the new treatment. In addition, you also have to watch your diet. Make sure you are eating clean/more protein. I am by no means a registered nutritionist, but you can check out Jamie's 12 week challenge and it will give you plenty of meal options! Good luck!!
02-19-2012, 07:02 AM #5
02-19-2012, 08:06 AM #6
Whatever weight you use, you want to be able to get at least 8 reps, but no more than 12, so some exercises will require a lot of weight and hit your wallet pretty hard. Is there any particular reason you can't go to the gym?So, it turns out you can't kill a tumor with vodka...
10/22/13 - BP: 120 x 4, 104% BW. Bwaha.
02-19-2012, 01:28 PM #7
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