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Old 01-19-2010, 09:36 PM   #9
Mayberryfan
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I didn't get to lift today. Was tied up doing business for my parents who are away from home and then my brother dropped in unexpectedly from out of town. Tomorrow for sure!!

Anyway, I picked up a copy of Oxygen Fitness for Women magazine today and it had a really interesting article about weightlifting.

Basically, it recommends starting off with a weight you can safely lift only 6-8 times. You work up to the 10-12 reps comfortably, then increase your reps to 20-25 before upping your weight. In this way you get all three kinds of lifting - super heavy/low rep, moderate/medium rep and light/high rep.

I think I'm going to give it a whirl!

P.S. Thanks for starting this thread Laura!

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