Just How Much Weight Must I Lift (Pick Your Beginning Weight)

 

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How to choose your weight How many reps How many sets

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Your first gym workout shouldn’t go any heavier than “just” the bar, which means the bar without any added weight. As we know from our guide on strength training equipment: A standard barbell weighs 45 lbs (20.4 kg). A “women’s barbell” weighs 35 lbs (15.8 kg). How Much Weight Should I Lift?

The amount of weight you should lift should coincide with your goals. If your goal is to build strength, then your weights should be heavy enough that you can only perform 4-6 repetitions per set. If your goal is to build muscular size, then you should only be able to perform 7-12 repetitions per set. 4. If you can finish all of your sets and repetitions without struggling, increase your weight next time you do that exercise, for at least the first set, possibly all three. 5. Don’t ever go off of what someone else is lifting.

Listen to your own body as it will tell you all you need to know about what the right amount of weight. For example, going from 5 to 10 pounds with shoulder raises might be the same jump in poundage as going from 100 to 105 pounds with deadlift. For a bodybuilder who wants to bench with a working weight of 225 pounds, so that they fall within that 8-12-rep range, warm-up weights might start with 135, 185, and 205 pounds. 2. Go heavy earlier in your workout. A standard barbell weighs 45 pounds, and you may begin by lifting only the bar.

If you haven’t done any lifting before, Marsland recommends learning the technique with a. To start, you need to figure out how many reps you should be doing for that exercise. The amount of reps you are aiming to do will basically serve as a guide to your ideal weight to lift. There’s 2 ways to figure this out: Look at your weight training program. Yup, just that easy.

How much weight should I lift? If you’re in good health, Cris Dobrosielski, spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise and owner of Monumental Results, suggests beginning with a light. Booker suggests women generally start with a set of two 5to 10-pound weights, and men start with a set of two 10to 20-pound weights. How to: Stand with a weight in each hand, near hips, palms forward.

Shoulders and elbows should be pinned against the wall. Start with a low weight, like 5 pounds (2.3 kg), and do a few repetitions of a simple exercise like bicep curls. Increase the weight by 2.5 pounds (1.1 kg) until you get to a weight that is difficult to use for the exercise. Then, go down one increment.

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Your starting weight for each exercise should be about 80% of your 1RM (maximum amount of weight you can lift one time).

“Physical Fitness and Wellness: Changing the Way You Look, Feel, and Perform” by Jerrold S. Greenberg, George B. Dintiman, Barbee Myers Oakes
from Physical Fitness and Wellness: Changing the Way You Look, Feel, and Perform
by Jerrold S. Greenberg, George B. Dintiman, Barbee Myers Oakes
Human Kinetics, 2004

If you’re new to weightlifting and you can add 10 pounds to your big lifts every week or two for the first several months, you’re doing great.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
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To get the most out of your speed-strength sets, you should generally perform three to five sets of just three to five reps for each exercise, using a weight that is 40 to 60 percent of the maximum weight you can lift as fast as you possibly can with good form.

“Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life” by Ben Greenfield
from Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life
by Ben Greenfield
Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

You should use a weight you can normally do about 10 reps with.

“The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis” by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
from The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis
by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
Simon & Schuster, 2012

Start by selecting light weights (1 or 2 kg weights if you’re a beginner, and never lift more than 5-kg weights).

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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You start with a light weight and then gradually work your way up to the heaviest weight you can lift for one or two repetitions.

“Weight Training For Dummies” by Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg, Shirley J. Archer
from Weight Training For Dummies
by Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg, Shirley J. Archer
Wiley, 2011

Novice and intermediate lifters should lift a light load for 10–15 reps while advanced individuals should lift 10–25 reps.

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Springer New York, 2014

The amount you can safely lift will vary but any more than you feel comfortable with, you should get help.

“Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems” by Tom Denton
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by Tom Denton
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Each increment should be between 5 to 10 lb for upper-body exercises or 10 to 20 lb for lower-body exercises.

“Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults” by Danielle R. Bouchard
from Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
by Danielle R. Bouchard
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2020

Your squats may drop from 425 pounds to 405 pounds, and your bench press may drop from 335 pounds to 315 pounds, but these are small decreases, and your muscles will barely notice them.

“Natural Bodybuilding” by John Hansen
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by John Hansen
Human Kinetics, 2005

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  • Also sometimes after workouts my arms just feel dead to the point where I can’t lift anymore but I don’t ache, have I trained properly to make gains or not?

  • What if I can do one more set? Is it too light? And what if I can complete 2 sets but then I can only do 5 reps on the third set until I can’t do anymore? Please answer bro

  • great video and the intro are so motivating, keep up the good content �� the vid are direct to the point and very informative, new subscriber here!!!

  • BHIYA I AM IN CLASS 11 AND IN THIS CORNA TIME I WANT TO DO WORKOUT AS I AM VERY FAT SO I WOULD LIKE TO ORDER THE DUMBLES FROM FLIPKART SO WHICH TYPE OF WEIGHT I SHOUULD BUY PLS TEL>>>>>>>>>>>

  • I was having a doubt regarding this since a year! I had watched many videos but didn’t got proper answer but from this video i got the proper answer and thank you very much for explaining it clearly.

  • So does this mean that I can do these exercises without following any special programmes or choosing specific weights? Just like it was said in the video, can I just do reps until my muscles start to “fail”, and then I just take a break and do another set until my muscles start to fail again, regardless of the total reps?

    I want to start doing exercises with dumbbells at home, but I’m a bit confused about what weights I need to purchase and what exercise plan to follow in order to see good results.

  • Thanks for taking your time making this awesome video and sharing your great advice!! Most other people I have seen overcomplicate the answer to this question.

  • Can’t explain it any better than that. Great advice. As for the audio you guys need to listen to there podcast it’s by far the best and clearest out there.

  • I AM female and new to the gym. WHAT WEIGHT dumbbell should I use that won’t give me pain the morning after. Currently I have been using the chest press as it gives me such Rota cuff ache for about a month. Awful. Can you recommend. The general vibe at my gym is ” just pick up whatever you want ” but that’s crazy isn’t it? In the past I was always taught to not grab anything randomly, it could do you an injury. Can you advise please? Thank you xxxx

  • This was the only video on YouTube that I found to explain this, which was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you, you’ve gained a new subscriber ����

  • Great Tips as usual. This is important for people to know. I see this all the time in the gym, people using weights that are to light or WAY too heavy. Me being a bigger guy, I sometimes find myself using heavier weight than I should because people expect me too. I always have to remind myself of my goals.

  • Hi guys, what do you think of CLA supplements? Does it work? I already aks this but you never reply, i hope you can this time, btw i love your videos, and definately seeing some results =)

  • Thank you Mr. Brix n the Mrs. Im new to the body tranfo arena. From my heaviest 260 down to 175 but just got put on to ur channel n you guys touch on everything from well being mental status issues n technique. Im alone in my journey n really have no idea what I was doing so u guys are helping out alot. Thank you guys sooo much and many Blessings and Prosperity to you.

  • Brix love your channel! im 35 been working out on and off for years. get fit then quit! for the last 6 months im back at it dropped 25 pounds and at solid 180 lbs. I watch your video to get ideas and knowledge. if you ever in the Orlando area you got a work out partner here!

  • Thank you for the videos and your advice! Your an inspiration to all us trying to get the weight off by making it a lifestyle change not just a diet!!

  • When doing sets, should you switch the exercise in btween reps or complete all the reps in the set before moving on to another exercise?

  • One other question sir. How can I motivate my husband to go to the gym?I know it would make a big difference in his body. He is 47 and has a physical job. However he always complain of aches and pain. He is OUT of Shape. Slim and no muscle

  • I’m not sure the controversy is even valid here. He’s demoing how form and technique break down under heavier load. That means he’s intentionally using less than perfect form. I guess he could actually put his back at risk and cripple his knees for people’s entertainment, but what makes more sense is to present hypothetical scenarios and show what this would look like while staying safe weight ranges.

  • I’m confused about the controversy. I’m 52. Five foot six. 176 lbs. If I was as lean as him I bet I’d be 140. I did 5 reps with 300 lbs the other day and I never train consistently.500 just doesn’t seem like that much for a fitness professional his size. He’s admitting it’s too much for him to work out with. It’s most likely near his max. If he used European plates or not it seems strange to me that he would need to use fake ones to prove he’s not strong enough to use them. Agreed the odds of anyone but a rock climber needing to be that lean for optimal performance are small and the odds of hitting maximum strength in any lift go down if you starve yourself but I’ve mostly watched his channel for his knowledge of correctives and ways to improve exercises. I was never interested in how strong he was. He’s not a power lifter. He’s a trainer.
    I’ve always aspired to be as strong as I could be at the lightest I could do it while still feeling healthy for climbing so his advice is good for me. He’s not the guy I would have been watching if I wanted to power lift anyway.

  • Thank you, I been thinking about this. I think I can go up to 15lbs on dumbbells.

    Brix, don’t know if you touched on this but can you speak on whether or not you should switch up your workout routines?

  • Hey man, i love your videos. Your tipps are great, I start to lose weight. i can not tell how much you motivated and keep motivating me. keep going man. greetz from germany

  • Jeff is the best trainer, i tried everytning that he said and shown in every single video and is 100000% right Best youtube channel ever. So many people envy him because he is better and got more than 10millions subscribers…, respect for you Jeff

  • My classmates laughed when I told them I would burn up fat with “Lean Body Maximizer”, but then I showed them the results. Do a search on google for “Lean Body Maximizer” to see their reaction. (You should see their faces!)

  • Girls should definitely lift heavy! But what you lift is still always specific to your own body and your own strength. The advice in the video still applies.

  • Has anyone else the impression Jeff does some kind of “role play” of a person increasing weight to demonstrate how the form deteriorates? It does not sound as he as actually talking about himself here so I wouldn’t mind fake weights at all.

  • One question, how long does it take a second per rep? I heard it takes 4 seconds per rep. Another question is, how long does it take per set and rep? I heard that less than 30 seconds will kill your gain and not giving your pain. Is that true?

  • SO GLAD you made this video, because you explained it VERY easily. As a female PE teacher to adult students being taught about “real-world” fitness, it is hard to teach the guys this (coming from a female). I appreciate you saying this in such a clear way. I will be sharing this with my alpha male students. 😉

  • I use 3kg\6kg dumbbells and 12kg\16kg kettlebells. I’m 185cm tall and weigh 86 kg.
    12kg kettlebell is starting to be too easy for me. Thanks to you guys!
    1kg is roughly 2.2 pounds.

  • What if the first set is easy and I can do 10-12 reps and not feel it in my muscles but then the next set I can do like 8 and the last set I’m down to 6?

  • Just have an equal balance between chest workouts and back workouts its pretty hard to get to the stage where he is at. if you already go the problem then just stop with back and do more chest. and the other way around if your shoulders are too far forwarded.

  • I’m really struggling with finding my weight for my deads and squats. I want to do 3 sets of 8. So that is difficult at reps 6 & 7?

  • On their site put your mouse over “Workouts” at the top of their page and then click “Printable Workout Routines.” there you will see their 8-week workouts click “Continue Reading” for whichever one you want, and finally click the blue link which says “8 week fat loss or boot camp” depends on which you chose.

  • People can embed our videos directly from YouTube, from our channel, but it’s illegal to download or reupload them in any other way. Thanks for sharing!

  • it is safe to do workout during period? what is kind of workout bad and good to do it during period?
    also i want to think guys, your workout is effecting me

  • is it ok to use less weight if I start swinging and fell like I can’t do more?for example: if I did 2 sets of dumbbell curles with 5kg,is it ok to do the third one with 4kg?

  • Brix I need a T-shirt please! Where can I go to buy a shirt?  (Excuses are monuments of nothing that build bridges to nowhere and thoughts who use these tools are masters on nothing.) by TAJ

  • Speed isn’t always bad. Power (defined as force x velocity) can be trained by doing the concentric (lifting phase) quickly, and the eccentric (lowering) phase slowly. The slow lowering phase is important however, so you don’t start cheating with momentum, as they stated.

  • All you who think he is using fake weights here must be DYEL as hell. i’ve seen guys who look like Jeff deadlift 300 kg right before my eyes.

  • What if your workout plan doesn’t have a specific rep number? Example in MAPS Black. I’m in phase 2 right now and most exercises say 8-12… so it doesn’t have a number but rather a range. Does that mean I should aim for 10 for using this concept?

  • TRUE, form is very important, but if you don’t go moderately heavy, you ain’t doin’ shit. So I agree with the last two reps being hard

  • I just subscribed, I believe this will be helpful I’m beginning to use weight,thanks for the advise these videos will be just what I need!

  • I also tell my friends the same things, namely:
    1) For building muscle, go heavy and keep the reps low. You don’t do 20+ reps of a light weight if you want large biceps, etc.
    2) Some muscles need more exercises to grow. Biceps are small, and people tend to focus on them, that’s why you see some guys with huge biceps and flat chest. Remember, balance and proportions are key to looking great.
    3) Keep the form strict. Champions and pros will cheat a bit ONLY to get one or two last reps!!!

  • Hmmm, I’ve been inundated with all the “controversy” videos about Jeff’s deadlift then this video popped up, and I’m glad it did. I’d commented on the videos of the “controversialists” that there was nothing to see and they should move on, but I’d just taken their word about the context of the deadlift itself. I’d seen Jeff’s original video, but had completely forgotten the context, so I’m glad it came back up in my feed. If you were to believe the sayers of nay, they would have you believe that Jeff was bragging about how strong he was and that he could easily handle 500 lb deadlifts. But, in watching the source, and hence the context, it’s the opposite. Jeff was making the point about how hard this lift was for him, and how poor he felt his posture was, and that he’d likely back down from it. So, for me, after watching the progression of weight and the point he was making, it became even more clear that Jeff really lifted the weight (the haters’ clips were clearly poorly thought through), and made some good points in along the way.

  • When I first ever did a deadlift, my max was 180kg with a decent form, that 220kg in the video, if you build in deadlifts in your routine you can achive sooner than you think. My opinion is that.

  • I’VE BEEN WATCHING A LOT OF YOUR VIDEOS RECENTLY BECAUSE I JUST STARTED  WORKing out again. Your videos have been VERY informative and they are helping me correct my mistakes. This has been one of them. Thank you so much! Can you do a video to demonstrate proper form for different workouts? Or rather can you recommend a source for this information? Thank you!

  • you guys are way too cute! so funny haha. I think I’ve found the right weight for me but when I do tricep extensions, my right elbow seems to feel a bit funny, and the feeling wont go away until I drop the weight completely. Do you guys have any idea what could be the cause of this? It’s fine during other exercises?

  • Loving the outtakes! This was a very informative video. I look forward to starting your workouts and hating you through them, but feeling great afterwards. 😉

  • If it says 15 and you can do 17 you are using too little weight.
    If it says 15 and you can only do 13, you are using too little.
    If you can’t do the full number of reps for the next set, rest a little longer.
    If you are going to strength doing large lifts like squats and deadlifts, resting for 3 minutes between sets in not uncommon.
    If you are doing curls, you are wasting your time. Exercises like chinups, supinated rows (palms up) and ring curls (using gymnast rings) can give your biceps a great workout while still working your core, back or other parts of your body.

    I subbed because of the Ben Pollack video. Starting to think I made a mistake. I’m going to go see if he has a channel.

  • If I don’t struggle to the point I almost cheat on the last rep or 2 then it doesn’t feel like I did my best. My incline bench will become a 1 arm at a time (with barbell) that’s how far I push it. If I don’t I feel like I didn’t train hard enough.

  • Awesome advice guys!! ^_^ You had me nervous for a second… I was like… Ooo no! Don’t let me down with this answer! 😉 hahahaha Thumbs up!

  • What about crossfit? As a girl, I don’t know if I should lift heavy (as everyone else) in order to have the best results (which for me is lose weight and tone).

  • I have been doing 4 sets of 12 I have seem great results and I also being doing only 10 sec rest I have burnt a lot of body fat that way and I’m not in the gym no longer then a hour but great video ����

  • OMG! the end of the video, hilarious! Great info! Now how should I use weights to lose weigh? I need to lose 10 more pounds, partly in mid section too. What weight training should I use? I watch your vids and go to the gym. Thanks you guys are awesome!

  • Who cares about the plates! Real of fake, Jeff is a great person. Watch his workout guys! Follow his plans & don’t be so obsessed with the plates… He has not stolen anything, haven’t killed anyone. ZERO WRONGDOING.

  • Seriously they both look amazing and I know half of it’s genetics but the girl with the black yoga pants…I want my butt to look like that!

  • Thank you! Weights has always been something I’ve wondered about. I never know if I’m using too heavy or not heavy enough. Thanks so much! ❤️❤️

  • Ok legs are stronger than arms, what if i want to have lean legs, and doing body weight squats or light weight is not challenging anymore. Can i still lift heavier and have lean legs?

  • Very helpful brix I felt weak in the gym but it makes sense. I got away with just being more talented in college. Ran from the weights.

  • I think this is pretty awesome advice. If a beginner starts too heavy, then real injury may occur. And if injury does occur, they may take weeks to recover, plus all the medical expenses that go with that. A bad experience like that may turn them off kettle bells and training. Spot on….go easy at first and build up from there and it may take weeks or months to see some results.

  • So muscle shaping and power lifting is the same? But power lifting is just less reps than muscle shaping? 0:51 and 1:11 “lift the heaviest amount of weight you can handle under perfect control”
    pretty much the same shit..

  • My family laughed when I told them I would get ripped with \”Hexcul Ripped Max\”, but then they saw the results. Google Hexcul Ripped Max to see their reaction. (You should see their shock!)

  • Hi guys. i want to say that I really love your videos and thanks for sharing them. I tried to purchase your 8 week programme, but it said it was out of my geographical region. I live in Jamaica. I’m wondering if you could do a videoson cardio for losing upper body fat. I do some of your videos and I walk up a steep hill near my home for an hour each day.I don’t like that I’m not losing the weight in my arms and back. i know u cant spot reduce fat, but I don’t want 2 lose any more lower body.

  • I guess I didn’t really clarify, so here’s an example. You might be able to squat 150 lbs for 6 reps at a time, but maybe you can’t squat that much for 10 reps per set, so you’d have to lift a lower weight, say 120 lbs for 10 reps, in order to do muscle shaping instead of power lifting.

  • Hey Jeff. Big fan of your training style. Been following your training style for near a year (it workzzz). Can you do a deadlift video where you could weigh the plates in a scale, so that the crappy video posters would stop? Plz do��

  • Thanks SO much for this! You described me to a T going heavier because that’s what I thought I should be doing. After seeing this, I’ve been doing your upper body weight workout but going slower, and paying strict attention to form. The amount of weight was cut in half, but boy can my arms feel it. THANK YOU!

  • Here is me looking for the best rep and set range in the comment section. Then everyone bitching about weather or not Jeff is using fake fucking weights or not. Ffs. Get over it. Who fucking cares?? He is still showing you how to do the fucking excerise with the correct technique isn’t he. Its not like he is stood there saying… “hey guys look at me!! Look how fucking incredibly jacked and strong I am!! Your a fucking weakling who can’t dealift as much as me!!! Pussy!! My name is Jeff and I’m stronger than any other 165lbs fitness athlete on the entire planet ��. This video is just about me showing you how much I can lift and nothing else. So F u!!!” No he didn’t say or do any of that its all in your deluded, jealous, insecure and retarded little minds. Grow the fuck up!

  • Thanks for this! I’ve been wondering about this for a while now and finally looked it up.This video explained it perfectly.
    Do you happen to have another video about the difference between hypertrophy, strength and endurance training?

  • He’s clearly legit lifting 220 kg, you are all pathetic and weak. The bar is visibly bending, he is clearly straining to lift it, and I’ve in person seen guys his size deadlifting 300 kg no problem.

  • hi am 65 kg man witha height of 5feet 6 inch and i am a beginner and i want to build up my power what weight of dumbell should i begin with
    ?

  • can you guy tell me how long would it take for me to gain or show more abs I’m kinda skinny I just have a little fat in my stomach. Or Could you tell me how to do it.

  • man ya hatin on Jeff first off the dude trains nfl players and wwe wrestlers and Hollywood actors….and a 495 lb deadlift is actually very feasible for a genetically “average” man whose been training for a few years studies have shows and Jeff is pullin abt 2.8 times his bodyweight here…AGAIN perfectly realistic for a genetically “average” man and again we don’t the composition of Jeff’s muscle fibers so he might be above average genetically in terms of athleticism not to mention the dude literally said that this weight is too much for him to do safely so he not even rlly claiming he could deadlift this much plus he can rep out body weight exercises like nothin but lemme guess his body weight must be fake too and he can pull really heavy on cable machines but no no no…those have to be custom made cable machines made of plastic…I can’t belive ya say this stupid shit and ACTUALLY believe it. Even if he was using fake weights the point of his vids is abt proper training methods and anatomy…..SO WHO TF CAREEES

  • This video was made 4 years ago. When you know something about sports than you should know that a lot can change in 4 years. Jeff, great content ��

  • Still subscribed to your channel until someone comes out with an undeniable proof of your “fake weights”. But i don’t think there’s gonna be one. No one tells me what to believe.

  • They talk about fake weights and then show online where to get them makes me question them to be honest and little do they know the real ones that aren’t fake are at walmart and Jeff lives in the same state as me and Walmart ain’t far from his Gym lmfao���� notice how a lot of fitness guys jumped onto this topic because he’s bigger than them lol all youtubers do this shit Jeff should make a video buying a plate and showing how heavy it is to shut them all up

  • If you came for the fake weights controversy, go to min 3:30 4:20, he’s accepting he has a bad form and risking injury with 5 plates which he also accepts is more than he can manage. End of “controversy” here, no need to use fake weights to impress us if he’s already accepting its too much weight for him…

  • question if I’m working out say arms and chest and I’m not sore the next day did I not lift heavy enough even though I did 4×10 on mostly resistance machine and other related machines I guess my question is do I have to be sore to be getting a effective workout

  • He probably just added fake plates to show the wrong way to do an exercise without injuring himself. He’s using it for demonstration purposes only and the way he mentions those “weird 44 plates” sounded a bit like he’s aware of them being fake and just letting other more experienced gym goers know that he knows they are fake. The guy is obviously brutally fit so why bother looking into whether or not the weights are fake in what is essentially a “tutorial” where serious injuries are very possible.

  • After all the discussion about fake weight, I clearly understand on this video that Jeff show us an example of his purpose. And as an example, it doesn’t mean it’s the reality. Talking us about 500 lbs is only to give us a number close to a serious number that a lot of Sunday lifter couldn’t never attempt but I clearly understand he take this number to impact the demonstration. So ok, it’s clearly fake weights but it’s all about teaching us that over trust of ourselves during a session is very dangerous and we all know what’s it means: wrong position, pain, trouble… Whatever thinks far and not only on what you see, keep going Jeff no need to explain the reason you do that, it’s easy to understand.

  • 3:13 I love how even he say “We got these… uh.. weird 44lb plates” lmao. Even Jeff thinks something is a little weird with the weights lol

  • Listening to what he’s saying, I honestly don’t care if the weights are real or not….. “I can’t control this weight, so I’m going to back it off to something in my range”… I mean, he’s addressing the fact that lifting should NOT be about egos. Not ideal if fake weights used making that point lol, but his attitude is humble, so I’m inclined to believe him, and don’t really care if they’re not. Great video, informative as always. Best fitness channel on youtube! Gosh, this is from 2015… Why so much traction now.

  • LOL all this backstabbing btches returning to hate on Jeff. We aren’t fanboys, we watch his videos not for his lifting feats, but for his knowledge on human anatomy and the fundamental ways to do the best exercises that are safe and effective. Hate all you want…just know all you’re doing is jumping onto a hate bandwagon that is hypocritically.

  • Hi Daniel and Kelly I love your workouts that you guys put on youtube they rock!! I see quite a number of videos about the squat challenge. I wanted to know your take on it, and if you could you do a workout involving the squat challenge? I would also like like to know if you guys will be featuring more Tabata AABB workouts in the future? Thanks you two!!:)

  • When you said ” you have your endurance rep ranges” and you talked about 15, 20, 25 reps… approximately how many sets would you do with those reps?

  • It’s nice to see the context to the “controversy” it’s pretty clear this is for demonstration and people are making something of nothing. How many people “calling him out” bothered to listen to the actual lesson and learn what he is teaching? Jeff’s videos have helped me a lot, after watching the video I don’t care if all the plates are styrofoamthe lesson is what I came for and it’s still valuable

  • So, this video is talking about bad form when trying to push more weight. Seems like a good idea to use fake weights so the instructor doesn’t injure themselves while doing multiple takes showing the bad form. ��‍♂️

  • Funny for this video to show up in my recommends lol What’s crazy is before Jeff puts those other plates on you can hear the sound of the bar and weights touching the ground, but then once those extra plates are on the sound is gone hmm �� Oh well, Jeff still gives solid advice tho.

  • …..New to your channel man. You are DEFINATELY an inspiration to mee. When I feel like stopping, my wife says, ” What would Brix do?” Thanx again man for the inspiration and videos!, PEACE…..

  • Ok if you can prove only because of this video he gained all his subs and people who train under him then sure Jeff has to address this video. This is something he did 4 years ago.. If you are buying his stuff or taking his advice because he can lift heavy then you are a fucking moron.

  • Refreshing to see a trainer understand that just because 25 lbs is light for them no man should start less then 35 pounds which is stupid. I am back to working out after years and before I bought a kettlebell I took a dumbbell to see how heavy the bell would be, I started with 25 Lbs which still gives me a good workout and ordered a 35 pound for the future. It seems like your head is in the real world unlike many others, keep up the good work!

  • So people want so much clout that they search a 4 YEAR video only to criticize something not relevant only to be relevant for some months…

  • lol why do you guys think that a guy with what 20 yrs of training cant possiblly do 180kg for 3-4 reps without slaming the weight like a dumbass and actually control it all the way down and obviously we see that 5 plates is too much for him and his technique is breaking down…you dont know how he is training and how he is periodizing his training but you are 100% sure that there is no way he can control 200 the way he does?

  • So this is the controversial video(made 4 years ago). Well from what i see, he does not claim that he can really lift 500 pounds. He is using the 500 pounds as a representation of his limits and a way to teach. The first 3 or 4 plates are definitely real as i see, and he was clearly stressing that 4th one. The last one is the fake one it seems. Anyway even if he does not address it, it doesnt matter. He is still giving great advises

  • People need to stfu if there fake who the hell cares its for demonstration purposes he not claiming world records or look how strong i am. Most people won’t take good information unless the person lifting stupid heavy