| | Re: How to build muscle?
Originally Posted by Drover
Yay, a topic I actually know something about!
Forget about isolation movements. Stick with just the big compound lifts: squats, deadlifts, bench presses, overhead presses. Don't lift to failure. Keep rest between sets to around a minute. If you're looking for a good beginners book on strength training, get Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength.
I'd suggest adding pulldowns, as a compound for the upper back, until you get to a point where you can replace them with heaves (pullups / chinups / call them what you will). Those "big five" exercises are what you need!
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