How to Know When It's Time to Go Up in Weights
an we take you higher? Find out if it's time to trade your two-pound weights for threes (or even fives!), ahead.
“I always say, ‘If it's not too much, it's not enough,’” explains New York City instructor ISAAC CALPITO. “There is, however, a difference between challenging yourself and risking injury. Your joints and tendons should never hurt.”
Reaching for a heavier set will undoubtedly make you feel like a badass, but it’s also important to understand exactly why you need the added weight. It may seem obvious, but progressing to increased weight will help you get stronger, and improving your strength will help you in every facet of your everyday life, from unloading your groceries to lifting your kids, explains Colón.
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