1. Feel Good About Being a Lightweight
Grab that three pound weight-it’ll still help you build muscle. A new study found that using light weights for more repetitions, until muscles are fatigued, promotes the same muscle building response as lifting heavy weights for a few repetitions. So if you’re nursing an injury-or would just rather workout from the comfort of home instead of an intimidating weight room-get going with those small weights, resistance bands, and exercises using body weight.
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