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How to find a starting weight?

How to find a starting weight?

Determining the appropriate weight for dumbbell exercises depends on your current fitness level, your goals, and the specific exercise you are performing. Here are some general guidelines that can help you choose the right weight for your dumbbell exercises:

Start with a lighter weight: If you are new to weight training, it is always a good idea to start with a lighter weight than you think you can handle. This will allow you to focus on proper form and technique, which is essential for preventing injury.

Determine your one-rep max (1RM): If you have experience with weight training, you can determine your one-rep max (1RM) for a specific exercise. This is the maximum weight you can lift for one repetition with good form. Once you know your 1RM, you can use it to determine the appropriate weight for sets with multiple reps.

Use the “talk test”: A simple way to determine the appropriate weight is to use the “talk test.” If you can easily talk while performing an exercise, the weight is likely too light. If you can’t talk at all, the weight is probably too heavy. Aim for a weight that allows you to complete your desired number of reps while still challenging you.

Adjust the weight as needed: As you progress in your training, you may find that you need to adjust the weight for certain exercises. Listen to your body and make adjustments as needed.

Remember, choosing the right weight is important for achieving your fitness goals and preventing injury. Start with a weight that allows you to perform an exercise with proper form and gradually increase the weight as you get stronger.

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