iOS - Recording Barbell and Dumbell Weight


1. 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.

2. 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.