08-12-2013, 11:52 AM #18
I would use the analogy of "working out". You don't start with higher weights if you aren't sure if you can handle it. You start low and slowly work your way up!
Typically I ask for the tension they used before and then up it by 2 lbs if they are looking for something tighter. Anything tighter than that and I recommend against it as it may cause some shoulder, forearm, and/or wrist pains.