hand weights

Pixie1March 15, 2006

Help, help, help. I have been going to aerobic class three times a week for about 12 weeks now. We use hand weights for part of the workout. I have been using 5 lbs weights. Is that too much weight??? Am I going to bulk up instead of tone up???

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

5 pounds if fine if you can handle it. I just moved up to three so I am way behind you. Women tone more than bulk. I don't think you have anything to worry about. How does the instructor look?

    Bookmark   March 16, 2006 at 1:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Women (at least 99.999%+ of them) don't bulk up. They don't have enough testosterone in their system to fuel the muscle growth. So, unless you're really eating a LOT of protein, using tons of supplements and doing real bodybuilding weight training, you're not going to add much muscle at all (especially, if you're over 30).

The only problem you might run into is some slight joint issues, if the weight is too high for the amount of motion you're doing, but 5 lbs shouldn't be any problem at all.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2006 at 12:37PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
green tea for weight loss
Has anyone tried drinking green tea to lose weight?...
Elliptical owners-AFG4.1ae
I have just purchased one of these machines and am...
Food expiration date
Is the 2 yr limit valid on canned food? Our garage...
Is it okay to drink coffee while on green juice fast?
Planning to do this green juice fast,veggie juicing...
The food Villains! -- please join in
I'm not exactly sure when it all started, but it seems...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™