Starting weight for free weights for a woman starting to weight train

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    naughtysiggie New Member

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    I starting weight training for overall fat and weight loss, muscle gaining, and health. I have been using 2.5 lbs. free weights, but they seem way light. I bought a 40 lbs. set (dumbell set with 4 7.5 weights and 4 2.5 weights), so my question is what amount should I start with per dumbell?
     
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    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    i'll go ahead and get this out of the way...


    pics?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    It's going to vary depending on which exercise you're performing. Just start light and if it's too easy then increase the weight until it's hard to complete 12-15 repetitions.
     
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    no gym for home?
     
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    It's difficult to determine what would work best for you without knowing your body type. Post a picture of your hooters so we can more efficiently aid you.
     
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    james330i Imported Redneck

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    for women, it's the weight that you can do 15-20 reps with. You should be struggling to finish the last part of each set.

    But of course, it's important to change your routine as well. After 3-5 weeks, go to a heavier weight that you can do 8-10 reps with.
     
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