It is quite likely that you will eventually develop favorites and will be tempted to do more of those lifts. In the interest of balance and symmetry, it is important to resist this. Many studies have shown that the benefits of an exercise top out at 3 sets per workout. So stop at 3 sets of a given exercise and move on to another lift for the rest of your work. Use your 1st set to get the groove down, your 2nd set should be the most intense, and on your 3rd to lighten the weight just a tad and really squeeze the muscles good.
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.