"Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.With that in mind, here are 6 exercise tips, weightlifting basics, the best exercises to start with, and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should follow......
...Start light and train for volume before intensity.
Ask most people if they had a good workout and they'll say things like, “Oh yeah, it was so intense.” Or, “I'm going to be so sore tomorrow.” Or, “I finished my workout by doing a set to failure.”
It's great to push yourself, but the biggest mistake that most people make is not building a foundation of strength. Everyone wants to jump in and max out with a weight that is “hard.” That's exactly the wrong way to do it. Your workouts should be easy in the beginning. (See: How to Start Working Out.)
Training to failure is a good way to wear yourself down, not build yourself up. You should have reps left in you at the end of your workout (and at the end of each set)...."