I’ve been lifting weights for a while now. Not like, at a gym or anything, but I have a couple of dumbbells and enough weights to stick up to 20kg on each one. They’re fine for lifting up and down in my bedroom.
I don’t really remember what inspired me to buy them in the first place, but I’ve a feeling it was some misguided view that I would get stronger and muscular by lifting 10kg (as they were when I bought them, I bought more weights at a later date) with each arm several or some times a week.
I did this for about two years and made very little progress, though I quite quickly got up to being able to lift all of the weight I owned at first. I never progressed past there, even though I tried. It just didn’t seem to work.