The first time most guys walk into a gym, they usually just take a look around, watch the most jacked guy in the gym, and do the exact same thing he's doing. Usually that ends badly: They'll end up wandering around the gym for months with no real knowledge of form or programming, and/or they'll just get themselves hurt.

It’s clear that people still make the same mistakes when beginning their fitness journey.

Whether you’re a beginner or you just want to improve your technical ability and strength as a lifter, you absolutely need to perfect the following five exercises to build a strong foundation.