What is the Perfect Pound Load for Your Weights ...


Congrats on making the choice to add weight lifting to your exercise routine. Strength training is a great way to build lean muscle mass, which boosts metabolism and helps you carve out the toned figure you’ve always wanted. When you decide to start lifting, it’s important to not jump right in and pick up the heaviest weights you can find. Here’s how to figure out what pound load is perfect for you. Of course, you should always talk to your doctor before starting a new workout routine.

1. Test out the Dumbbells or Kettlebells First

Before you decide how heavy your weights should be, it’s a good idea to assess your strength by lifting a few of them of different sizes. You’ll notice pretty quickly that you’ll be able to tell if a weight is too heavy, too light or just right. Once you have a better picture of what you can probably handle, you’re well on your way.

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