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    coreyboy1820 Posts: 5, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 14, 2013, 02:10 PM
    Weights: How much do I lift?
    I have been lifting weights and the sides of my wrists have started to hurt and I told my dad and I need to know how much I need to lift. Can you help? My dad made me go back to 5 pounds on each dumbbell but that feels like I can lift so much more then that. I was lifting 15 pounds. How much should I lift?

    I am 13
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    Sep 14, 2013, 02:13 PM
    I'd try 10. Also you should never exercise the same muscles 2 days in a row.
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    Sep 14, 2013, 05:43 PM
    Its not how much weight you lift. It's the routine of lifting, starting low and gradually building in a reasonable time. If you are hurting yourself, it's a sign of damage from too much. You don't build or condition muscles by over doing it, and I would say your dad is correct. Listen to him.

    Twenty minute routines every other day is enough. Varying your routine to different exercises for different muscle groups is a complete workout.

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