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Looking for some general advice/ constructive feedback on my lift routine. Just went back to the gym in over a year and a half. I've been tracking my caloric intake and working on healthier eating since July now, and am ready to take the next step in changing my lifestyle with regular exercise. I'm 5'9'', 330 lbs, 23 and f. The weights I chose seemed to fit the advice I've seen on here, light enough to handle multiple sets, but heavy enough where I can definitely feel the strain and ache in my muscles.
I start with 15-20min of cardio to warmup.
I use dumbells for these:
-Biceps Curl- 3 sets, 5 reps, 10lbs
(I do 3 sets of full curls, 3 sets of bottom half, and 3 sets of top half)
-Shoulder Press- 3 sets, 5 reps, 10lbs
-Front Lateral Raises- 3 sets, 5 reps, 5 lbs
And machines for these:
Triceps Pushdown- 3 sets, 10 reps, 60lbs
Leg Extension- 4 sets, 5 reps, 55lbs
Leg Curls- 4 sets, 5 reps, 100lbs
Leg Press- 3 lbs, 10 reps, 70lbs
***If you're wondering why I use machines for legs instead of doing squats, it's because I have a bulged disc in my lower back near my tailbone. I injured it last year while working. I since then went to a doctor to have it healed, but it's sensitive now and I have to be careful and take steps not to injure it further. I've tried doing squats in the past with just my own body weight, but this still seems to be too much for me to handle. I've asked for advice on this here before and I was given the suggestion to do the above exercises for my legs.