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What size weights do you use while working out?

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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I know it probably depends on what type on workout you are doing.  Today I did the 30 Day Shred level 1 with 5 pound weights and my arms feel like they're going to fall off!  LOL  Yet the other day I was trying out P90X and used 10 pound weights most of the time.  I guess the big difference is in the Shred you are also moving your legs which makes it more difficult then just standing still.  And for my triceps I can still only use 3 pound weights most of the time.

~Kelly~
Mom to 3 boys ages 13,11 & 8
and 3 girls ages 9, 5 & 3

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by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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mom_of2_n_twins
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

5lbs weights for everything and I know what you mean about them feeling like they are gonna fall off lol. I was huffing and puffing during the shred yesterday haha.

Stefanie83
by Ruby Member on Feb. 24, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I mostly use 5 lbs but there are some things that i use 3 lbs for and some that i use 8 lbs for.  most of the ripped in 30 stuff i can make it through with 5s but some i knew my form was suffering so i grabbed my 3s.

nlonnon
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I use 5lb weights because that is all I own.

jendawn1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 24, 2012 at 9:48 AM
3 pound weights or restaince bands.
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MamaKarrot
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I just recently switched from 3lb weights to 5lbs.  The difference has made my (what I thought were easy) videos to be a lot more difficult LOL

imperfect511
by Amie on Feb. 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Mainly 3lb weights but I have 5lb weights that I can do some stuff wit, like my biceps.
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Lesgerm
by Leslie on Feb. 24, 2012 at 1:47 PM
I was using 2 lb weights but I wasn't feeling like that was enough so today I bought 5 lb weights. BIG difference :)
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Hunnybadgerkins
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 2:16 PM
10-15lbs depending on the exercise
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musicpisces
by Suzanne on Feb. 24, 2012 at 3:10 PM
I do exercise videos with 5 lb weights, but when I'm doing my own workouts, or when I was at the gym, the weights varied widely.

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

MOM2DMSD
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 3:41 PM
I use 8 lb. weights. I'm starting to see some results :-) yay!!!!
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