Ok i just joined up and im very new to lifting, just started before christmas weighing only 143lbs..now i have quite a few questions.. Ive never lifted before so my maxs are incredibly low, for example: For rear delts im doing rear lateral db raises & for 15 reps i can only lift 2.5 kgs on each dumbell. Which would be 5.5lbs, so how am i supposed to create a decent increment from such a low number? Id have to start with no weight..and i dont see how this would do anything for me. And dips & chins i can only just do 15 reps using my bodyweight...so how am i supposed to create any progressive overload for the first 2 weeks...unless i do less reps..but surely that wouldn't produce much lactic acid. I dont currently have access to a gym..so i have nothing that could assist me in these exercises. Also im currently doing dumbell squats, is there a big difference between these and barbell squats other than being able to hold more weight with a barbell ? I do have a barbell but as im working out at home & still looking to increase my flexability & form on squats..im doing dumbell squats for the time being. hmmm Ok thats all i have for now, ill continue to look around the site..thanks for any help.