When choosing exercises it is absolutely crucial to keep things simple, especially for beginners. Select one basic compound lift for each muscle and work it hard and heavy. Bench presses, chin ups, deadlifts, squats, pretty much any movement that requires a barbell will satisfy this requirement. Save the more technical stuff for down the road after you’ve already built a solid foundation of strength and size. Focus on slowly but steadily using more weight for these lifts as the weeks and months go by.
It is also extremely important to understand that just because something requires much effort does not mean that it wont be enjoyable, rewarding, or worth every minute. So in light of that fact, here are 10 tips to help you build muscle.