For maximum results and safety,
you need to choose different weights for different exercises!
HOW HEAVY SHOULD I LIFT?
To find out what size weights you should be using for an exercise, find the heaviest one that you can use with proper form. (So, one bicep curl, if that’s what you’re going for). Then to do your actual reps, you’ll want about 65% of the weight of your heavy one. So let’s say that you can lift a 15-pound weight safely in one arm – 65% of that would be around 10lbs. Use a 10lb weight to do your reps.
TIP: If you’re on your last rep and feel like you could do a few more, it’s time to increase the weight!
No matter how much you normally lift, during a Zumba Toning class you need to use Sticks (pictured) or free weights that are 3lbs or less! This is because you’ll be using them for quicker, more repetitive movements than you would during your typical strength training workout. Trust us – you’ll feel it working!
Try Zumba Toning on Mondays at 10am, Victory West!