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How To Pick The Right Size Weight For Your Workout

June 09, 2016 2 min read

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You've been working out on the regular and made it to the point where exercise is a non-negotiable part of your day. Congratulations, that's half the battle! When it comes to making lifestyle changes, making them routine is often the most difficult part. But now, it might be time to take your workout to the next level. We've said it before, if you want to burn fat and build lean muscle, you need to add weight and resistance to your routine. One simple way to do that is through the BodyRock Weighted Vest. Without impacting your range of motion, it will increase the resistance in every move you make. Building muscle helps to boost your metabolism, increasing your calorie burn. There is no need to be afraid of adding weight to your workout. Weights are essential tools for building a toned physique but where do you even begin? How much is too much and how do you know if it isn't enough? inpost2 One of the best places to start is with some dumbbells or hand held weights. Most people begin with between 5 and 10 pounds. Here is how you know where to start: grab a set of weights and think of an exercise you feel comfortable performing. Do 10 to 15 reps of that exercise with good form. If you feel like you can do more than 15 reps, and keep your form, than you need a heavier weight. [bctt tweet="How To Pick The Right Size Weight For Your Workout"] If you are already incorporating weights into your routine, you may be wondering how to tell when it is time to increase the weight. If you can perform 15 to 20 reps on any one exercise and it feels pretty easy, it's time to add weight. Perform the aforementioned rep test with your new weights to determine whether or not you've found the right amount.   And remember, you don't have to use the same weight on every exercise. You may require heavier weight for your bicep curls and lesser weight for your tricep extensions. That's okay. Don't be afraid to grab more than one set of weights and do what works for you. If you get into your routine and find the weight you are using to be too heavy, it is okay to stop and dial it back a little bit. Your goal should be to challenge your body but not to injure it. Don't forget that completing your reps with proper form is the most important thing of all.  

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