This is an article written by NF Team Member Staci.
How much do you think Hefty Smurf is lifting here? How much weight did he warm up with? How does he know when to start lifting heavier?
When many Rebels first get into weight lifting, the process of figuring out what weight to start with can be daunting and even cause some to not bother starting at all.
We often hear questions like:
- What weight should I start with? How much should I be lifting?
- If my program wants me to be doing 5 sets of 5 at 80% of my 1 rep max, how do I figure out my 1 rep max?
- And what if it doesn’t give any percentages at all? How do I know what weights I should be doing?
Today we’re going to take a look at how exactly to get started with your program and make sure you have picked the right amount of weight.