Start with a compound lift
Four of the biggest muscle-building lifts are the barbell squat, deadlift, overhead press, and bench press. A good rule of thumb (but not an iron law) is to do one of these lifts first, then follow up with assistance exercies to build maxium strength, size, and power.
For example, bench press first for a few sets. Then do another chest exercise—this time, one that is a single-joint movement. Doing one “push” exercise like a bench press or squat followed by one “pull” exercise like a leg curl or lat pulldown is surefire way to build up your back and chest evenly. Since it’s your first day, use the push/pull exercise order to leave no muscle behind.
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