No, if you're doing it during a class like you described, then that's probably your best bet for now. In fact, I think it's great that you have an instructor to help you on your form and give you tips during class. Once you get more advanced, you might consider changing it up, but for now that sounds great. I think you could probably handle more weight - more in the 5 to 8lb range for now - but as you are just starting out, I think you're doing fine.
all those years it wasn't IBS - it was celiac!
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