I joined a new gym, 15 bucks a month as I also pay a personal trainer and have to watch my funds.
The highest free weight is only 30 pounds. For my bent over rows for example, I normally use 55lbs with the trainer.
My question is this. If I tense my muscles and never let the tension off and keep the motion real slow will that be just as beneficial as lifting the 55lb weight.
Or, should I concentrate on high reps for the gym and do the heavier weight with the trainer.
Highest weight October 1st, 2011 247.6
Starting weight January 3rd, 2012 227.8
January pounds lost 7.8 = 220
February pounds lost 4.4 = 215.6
March pounds lost 2.6 = 213 (do better in April)
Goal weight 160.4