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What is a Bro Split Workout Routine?

A “bro split” refers to any workout routine (or “split”) that trains different body parts (or muscle groups) on different days. For instance, training arms one day, chest another, shoulders another, and so on.  The bro split workout routine is commonly associated with bodybuilding magazines and dubious (and often fake natty) fitness “gurus.” As...

High-Bar vs Low-Bar Squats: Which Is Best for Strength and Hypertrophy?

Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of barbell squat: the high-bar and the low-bar squat.   These names have nothing to do with the equipment you’re using—both involve a standard barbell—but instead refer to where you hold the barbell on your back while squatting.  To wit, the high-bar squat has the bar 2 to 3 inches...

The Best “Push Pull” Workout Routines for Building Your Chest, Back, and Arms

The push pull workout routine is one of my favorite workout splits for building a strong and muscular upper body. The gist of a push pull workout is simple: you do a handful of exercises for both your pushing (chest, triceps, shoulders) and pulling (back, biceps) muscles.  It’s worth noting right off the bat that...

Good Question: How Many Sets Should I Do to Build Muscle?

In this article, you’re going to learn exactly how many sets you should do in your workouts to build muscle, according to science.  Some claim that you should do as many sets in each workout as possible until you butt up against signs of overtraining like fatigue, joint pain, and a lack of progress,...

Complete List of Weightlifting Cues for Perfect Form & New PRs

When most people want to learn how to do an exercise with proper technique, they copy what other people do in the gym. While this method can help you find your feet, it can also teach you bad habits that are hard to uproot later on.  The reason for this is simple: most people don’t...