This can be a little confusing for people who haven’t done any resistance training before.
It is better to start lighter than heavier as you can quickly move up a weight if you are finding the exercise too easy. Start with a weight that you can do 10 – 16 reps with. Ensure your form is correct for each movement and that you are feeling resistance during it.
If you are in a gym or can get them, having a variety of weights for you to choose from might be an excellent option for some newbies as it means you can test out a range of different weights to help narrow in on what weights are best for which exercise.