My height is 155cm and weight is 36.5kg. i posted it if someone can help me out. I need to know how much weight i can lift given that data or their any other app that calculate it. I am underweight and they say 5lbs is most starting point. So can i start on 5lbs or lighter weights( I want to start using dumbells only)?

PS: I dont want to test based on what can i lift but on scientific/mathematical calculation based on my weight and height.

i saw this link,but this doesnt answer my question

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There is no calculation for how much you will lift.

Start lifting small weights for a specific number of repetitions. When that becomes to easy, add more weight.

Also, 36kg is technically underweight according to your BMI, so try and add some mass.

  • How much weight sir do you see i must lift? 4lbs or 3lbs? I need suggestion please.
    – Niang
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 4:11
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    Ummm... 3? I don't know. Start at the lowest you can and if thats too easy increase the weight.
    – user2861
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 4:12
  • ok sir, thanks for entertaining my question. :)
    – Niang
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 4:20

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