October 15

Lifting Weights in Menopause: How to Determine Your Starting Weight


Lifting Weights in Menopause: How to Determine Your Starting Weight Start here for your fitness goals. Midlife women who haven't been lifting regularly or who are just staring to strength train will want to start with lighter weight higher repetitions and progress over weeks, even 2-3 months. If a condition or injury prevents you from going higher in a particular joint, you'll learn that without risk of injury.
Beginners or Sport Specific skill goals or small muscle groups: 15-20 repetitions (occasionally even 25)
To progress: 10-12 repetitions (also a good range for those who struggle to gain lean muscle Advanced (after 7-8 weeks of lifting) for power, metabolism and bone density: 10 or fewer repetitions

Even with a goal that will benefit with heavy weight and fewer reps, we all start with progression. That includes those of us who've take a sabbatical!!

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