Before you even get started in workout you need to think about your reasons for wanting to add weightlifting to your exercise regimen. Are there certain muscle groups you’d like to tone? Perhaps you’re looking to lose fat and replace it with muscle (or simply lose weight more quickly). Or maybe your goal is to increase overall muscle mass or even become a contender for the title of World’s Strongest Man (at the annual competition). These are very different goals that will require a variety of approaches when it comes to weight training. So you need to go into the process with a clear idea of what you hope to accomplish.