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The 8 Most Effective Training Splits

It's time for a new training split, one that better fits your goals and your schedule. Choose one of these 8 proven splits and get to work.

Cardio Kills

Endurance training may make you leaner, but it'll eat up muscle, damage your cardiovascular system, elevate cortisol, put you in an acidic state, and might just kill you.

The Best in Training

Jim Wendler lists the best in conditioning, getting stronger, assistance work, home gyms, and strength training books, along with torpedoing the “best” myths.

Soft Tissue Work for Tough Guys

Think foam rolling hurts? Try using a tennis ball on trigger points. Here’s how.

The Essential Berardi

A stripped down overview of JB's dietary wisdom

Tip: Save Your Knees Before You Squat

Got knee problems? Do these three things to prevent the pain.

Tip: Real Core Strength, No Fluff

This bodyweight exercise might be too advanced for you. Check it out.

The Best Strength Training Method of All Time

Cluster training is unbeatable for strength gains. But which type should you use? Here's what you need to know.

Tip: The Ab Exercise That'll Make You Cuss

Drop to the floor and try this complete core move. Warning: It's tougher than it looks!

Nasty Ab Training

Want abs? It's time to crank up the resistance, extend the TUT, and add a proven bodybuilding technique to your workouts. Try these moves!

Tip: 5 Ways to Crank Up the Curl

How to change the angle, offset the load, and increase TUT for bigger biceps.

The X-Physique Program

Broad shoulders. Narrow waist. Powerful legs. Back all that up with real strength and you'll turn heads. Here's your plan.

The Best Damn Diet For Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't train like drug users, and they shouldn't diet like them either. Here's your dietary playbook, natties!

The Best Damn Strength Plan For Natural Lifters

If you're a natural lifter doing the workouts of drugged lifters, you're going to be disappointed. Build maximal strength the natural way. Here's how.

Tip: The Simplest Strength Routine

If you're sick of programs that are tougher to figure out than Sudoku puzzles, here's one that's refreshingly easy to learn.

The Embarrassing Truth About Growth Hormone

It's hard to find any lifter or athlete that doesn't believe that taking growth hormone grows big muscles, but what if they're flat-out wrong?

Tip: Pros and Cons of the Bro-Split

It's not a bad way to organize your training week, but it has its drawbacks. Check 'em out.

Thibaudeau's Simple Fat Loss Strategies

Ready to get lean but not ready to count every calorie? Here are three things you can start doing today.

Tip: The Keto Diet Doesn't Like Muscle

New research reveals some disappointing news about ketogenic diets and muscle growth.

Should You Go Keto?

Is keto right for you? Here's an unbiased look at the problems and benefits of a ketogenic diet.

Tip: The Perfect Number of Sets for Growth

Don't do more sets and reps than you need to. All it does is eat into your recovery and slow down gains. Details here.

The 5 Most Effective Deadlift Alternatives

Whether you're working around an injury, need a break from deadlifting, or just hate the deadlift for some reason, try these proven alternatives.

Tip: Two Things Steroid Users Need

Using bodybuilding drugs can be risky. Here's what users need to do to stay as healthy as possible.

10 Rules for Building Muscle Without Getting Fat

Here are 10 strategies to help you do what was once thought to be impossible: growing muscle without growing your belly.