IF YOU’RE TRYING to get in shape, you’ve probably gotten plenty of “tips,” either from friends or from online resources. These pieces of advice include only eating whites of eggs, avoiding milk, and making sure to keep your heart rate at a certain level during cardio.

Our take? Don’t listen to those guys.

Trainers and researchers are learning more about the science of building muscle and losing weight every day, and as a result, implementing strategies that would give some gym veterans a panic attack could actually help you get better gains. Here’s ten examples.