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04 Feb 2004

How much Weight?
Thanks for the previous advice, may I ask for some more.

I have been doing extensive cardio for the last 3 months and would like to incorporate weights.
I have been considering starting with the circuit, the machines have Green, Yellow & Red Dots on the weights, do I use these dots as a guide or do I work out a maximum weight for each machine, and if so how do I determine what is the maximum weight I should pick up?
Further should I do the circuit once or 2/ 3 times round?

A lot of questions!
Thanks for the help.
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01 Jan 0001


The best indication for the weight that you use is that you choose a weight that you battle with for the last 2 reps. If it is green, yellow or red does not matter as long as the weight you choose is right for you.

Start out by doing the circuit twice-keep on for 4 to 6 weeks and then move on to more serious weight training.

Keep well and feel free to ask any more questions.

Conrad Booysen-Biokineticist
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