How do I make sure I'm recording the correct weight for dumbbells, kettlebells, and barbell exercises?
- Let's say you're woking on your Incline Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 sets x 60 lbs x 8 reps.
That means you have a 60 lb dumbbell *in each hand* and you're completing 8 repetitions, resting, then repeating the exercise, resting again, then repeating the exercise a final time (for a total of 3 sets).
You are *not* recording the weight of both dumbbells combined (which would, incorrectly, be 120 lbs).
The same is true of kettlebell exercises that use two kettlebells.
- Let's say you're working on your Barbell Bench Press: 3 sets x 140lbs x 5 reps.
That means you have the barbell (a standard olympic bar weighs 45 lbs which you *should* include), 2 x 45 lb plates, and 2 x 2.5 lbs plates. Add everything together and you have 140 lbs.