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    ADVICE on weights + sets on Ironheart

    I am going to have a go at Ironheart. I'm a 67 yr old female weakling and can manage 12 bicep curls with 2kg dumbbells. I can see that Day 1 requires me to do 4 sets of 12 reps biceps curls - which will probably be too much for me. Would I be better off using my 2kg weights and doing fewer sets, or using 1.5kg weights and doing the 4 sets?

    #2
    Hey rawcookie
    there are no weaklings on darebee!

    ​​​​​​​Imho: the first option would lead you slightly towards strength/endurance , the second slightly towards muscle building/ endurance.

    Option 3: 2kg - 4sets of 12reps with more rest time...

    In the end there is only a difference on paper, if there is one at all, so you should choose the one you feel good with...

    Don't overthink... just do...

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      #3
      Here's what I'd do:
      I'd start with the lighter dumbbells. As soon as I can do the 4x12 reps, I'll for 4x14 reps the next time. As soon as I can do those, I'd up the weight and work up to 4x12 reps. If I stall on my progress for three times in a row, I lower the weight again. Rinse and repeat.
      It's an approach I've used for time eternal for weight-lifting and had good experiences with and doing the same with Ironheart. Proper form is more important than number of reps, so you might keep that in mind.
      And agreeing with HellYeah: No weaklings on darebee. If you try to better yourself, you're anything but a weakling.

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        #4
        Thank you both for those helpful suggestions - I can make a plan from those ideas. Cheers!

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          #5
          rawcookie Another option would be to do one set with the heavier weights and then the other sets with the lighter weights, working then to two sets, three sets until you can do all four sets. Unless, of course, the lighter weights are not too light. You can make things a little harder for yourself without increasing the weight simply by doing the exercise more slowly.

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            #6
            Thanks TopNotch great ideas!

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