Tips: Focus on excellent technique for every set. If you have previous 1-rep max, try to set a new PR. Beginners should warm up to a weight that is challenging for 5 repetitions but allows for excellent technique. Use this load as a gauge to proceed. It is more important for the beginner to have practice opportunities than to experience maximal loading. Add weight for each set, but only if movement quality is consistent. If excellent technique cannot be maintained, do not increase weight.