Hi all, As I was reading through this forum earlier today, I realized that I was mostly ignoring my back exercises -- I had underestimated their importance. I was under the false impression that they would automatically keep up with the rest of my weight training. Without actually reading that thread, I don't think I would have learned about my mistake for a while. I would have gone on not knowing that anything was wrong, so I wouldn't have asked about it. Are there any common beginner mistakes, or valuable pieces of information that you picked up as a beginner? Edit -- Thanks for all the excellent replies!