Hello! I'm new to weightlifting and purchased myself Michael Matthew's "Thinner Leaner Stronger" book as a guide to start a program. I've started today with Workout 1: Lower Body:
Barbell squat * 3 sets (8-10 reps)
Leg press * 3 sets (8-10 reps)
Romanian deadlifts * 3 sets (8-10 reps)
Hip thrust * 3 sets (8-10 reps)
Two newbie questions.
1. How do i know how much weight to start with? I only added 2.5 kg plates x 2 to my husband's squat bar today just to get used to the program, but I'm wondering what a typical beginner weight would be. For reference, I'm 5'4 and 118 pounds. In the book, Matthews mentions using a % of your maximum... But I don't know what my maximum is and I don't want to get injured trying to find out 🙂
2. Is there an alternative to the Leg Press that I can do at home? Today I did lunges with dumbbells.