Tips: Warm up slowly by starting with a PVC pipe. Only progress to a barbell if able to maintain proper mechanics. Spend this workout practicing consistent technique resting as needed between sets. If mechanics are maintained, consider taking a small jump in load after each successful set. Focus on excellent technique on every set. The beginner should focus on mechanics instead of loading. If you have a previous 1-rep max, use this as an opportunity to attempt a new PR.