Finding myself with spare time on my hands, I have just started using fixed weights in the gym but am rather confused by my "abilities".
Any answers / advice will be very welcome
1.At home using free weights of a fixed weight I can do many more bicep than tricep reps. On the weights machines at the gym I struggle with the minimum possible for biceps (only) machine and can do 4 times more on the triceps (only) machine comfortably. Why?
2. How do I know the correct level of weight I should be using for each exercise and the correct number of reps and sets?
I should say that I:
- want to tone up and not bulk up
- am doing 8 different upper body exercises
- am doing 3 sets x 15 reps for most of them but can only manage 2 x 10 on my 2 weakest areas.
sorry to be dim!