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User avatar #3573 - foreveraloneagain (07/12/2012) [-]
Hey guys, I'm kind of new at, well, any kind of exercise. My dad bought me a weight bench and a couple of dumbbells. I use it all occasionally, but I'm trying to start a regular routine with it basically. I just need to know if it's more affective to lift a larger weight with fewer reps or a smaller weight with a lot more reps. For example, 10-15 at 100 or like, 30-40 at 70 or something. or with the dumbells 15-20 reps at 40 lb or 30-35 or 40 at like 30 lbs. Thanks in advance
User avatar #3648 to #3573 - joshkroger (07/13/2012) [-]
When I started lifting in the 8th grade many suns ago, my strength coach focused on light weight and absolute nothing less than perfect form. After a week weeks of incredible light weight and form we added a bit with lots of reps (8-10). Just keep doing that until you feel like you can add more, then lower the reps (4-6).

I usually do 3 to 4 sets. about a year after I started I was able to lift what I never though I would be able to. But now I pretty much warm up with that lol.

Anyways I hope my information actually meant something, and good luck.

User avatar #3625 to #3573 - alphabethsoop (07/13/2012) [-]
RUN just two miles a day to begin with and you will start to feel amazing all I ever do is run and I have great abs and legs for it :) for the arms part push ups do wonders!
#3609 to #3573 - darthchobitz (07/13/2012) [-]
Its hard listen to some hype music that puts you ina good mood it always gets me  thrrough my routines no problemi  sometiems do a little extra cuz i dont want my music to stop good luck
Its hard listen to some hype music that puts you ina good mood it always gets me thrrough my routines no problemi sometiems do a little extra cuz i dont want my music to stop good luck
User avatar #3574 to #3573 - foreveraloneagain (07/12/2012) [-]
Also, what is a good way to motivate yourself when you start to tire out when you don't have any one else with you?
#3608 to #3574 - jigapoo (07/13/2012) [-]
Motivational Music and such, personally when i start losing drive (as weird as this sounds) I palm smack my forehead and scream "Heart" and "State" (Because I'm a wrestler trying to make it to State this year.) Really, screaming just gets anyone pumped up man, and hitting the forehead (not to hard) enacts the adrenaline in your body and gets you hyped as shit.
#3610 to #3608 - bukkakeninja (07/13/2012) [-]
I wrestle, and i never smack my forehead. Have i been doing everything wrong for the past 4 years?
#3613 to #3610 - jigapoo (07/13/2012) [-]
Haha it just gets me hype man, also your username is perhaps the greatest thing ever. Thumb for you.
User avatar #3578 to #3574 - rollipony (07/12/2012) [-]
Most people do 8 reps per set with high weight.
As for motivation: How bad do you want it?
User avatar #3580 to #3578 - foreveraloneagain (07/12/2012) [-]
Oh I want it pretty badly haha, that's what gets me up to start XD
I'm just a lazy kid though, and don't have much contact with other people to keep me working at it. Any thing you do to keep your goals fresh in your mind even when you're starting to wear down?
#3611 to #3580 - bukkakeninja (07/13/2012) [-]
For me personally I know the more you put in the more you get out and as over used and dumb this saying is it works for me "go hard or go home" If i start working out im not just going to pussy foot around and not do the best i can so I just think to myself "am i doing my best" and if im not I fix that and go harder. Think about what you want and take it because you're the only one that can.
User avatar #3583 to #3580 - rollipony (07/12/2012) [-]
Whenever I get tired and think about quitting I just keep thinking about my goal.
User avatar #3585 to #3583 - foreveraloneagain (07/12/2012) [-]
Thanks man. And also, do you have any tips to keep from wearing out so quickly? Or is it just that you start to get used to the strain and all?
User avatar #3586 to #3585 - rollipony (07/12/2012) [-]
You should start feeling like you can't do anymore at around 5 or 6 reps.
If you can go to 8 without feeling like you're going to die, use more weight.
If you can't get to 8 use less weight.
Keep in mind you're going to have to do more sets after the one you're currently doing when you're adding weight.
User avatar #3587 to #3586 - foreveraloneagain (07/12/2012) [-]
Thanks for the advice ^.^
User avatar #3588 to #3587 - rollipony (07/12/2012) [-]
No problem
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