I wonder how much more weight we could lift if someone fooled us? I'd love to get my hands on a set of 25 pound dumbbells that are labeled "15 pounds"!!!
I know that I would probably push myself harder if I thought I was struggling with 15 pounders. One thing is for sure..whatever weight the girls in the videos are using---you better believe I am using AT LEAST that heavy or heavier. No way am I going to let THEM outdo ME! ha ha (gosh, when did I become so competative??)
For hubby, I'd like to order a set of 35 pounders---labeled 25 lbs. I bet he'd do it without any problem at all..even though if you asked him right now..he'd say "that's too much weight."
I think we all underestimate our abilities....
Of course, if you're not wanting to build muscle mass...then this would NOT be a plus for you!
Maybe 10 pounders labeled "15 lbs" would be the better "joke" for those trying to lean out instead of build up.
Anyway...just a thought....