Q: How is your recovery from your shoulder surgery going? Are you going to compete again? If so, what adjustments … continue reading
A big, thick set of traps shows that you’re a serious trainer—even more so than big arms, which can hide … continue reading
Q: I love to bench-press, and to keep my shoulders healthy, I’ve been doing a dumbbell exercise for my rotator … continue reading
Q: We are about the same age, so I’m hoping you can help me with my problem. Because of repeated … continue reading
Q: What do you think of the Arnold press for developing the shoulders and of dumbbell shoulder presses in general? … continue reading
Q: How can I lengthen my lats? A: It’s not possible to lengthen any muscle unless you’re not fully grown … continue reading
Q: Broad shoulders get girls’ attention, but mine are narrow. Plus, my delts are flat. Should I do more presses … continue reading
Q: I split my workouts between the gym and home, and for the home workouts I want to stick with … continue reading
Q: I’m reading your X-Rep e-book [The Ultimate Mass Workout], and you list the Ultimate Exercise for each muscle. For … continue reading
Q: How can I develop bigger traps so that they pop out when I do a crab pose? A: Consider … continue reading
A SLAP tear can cause clicking and popping with or without pain, a deep ache in the shoulder and pain when you’re performing bench presses, flyes, incline presses or cable crossovers.
The most popular exercise in any gym in North America is the bench press. It has variations: the close- and … continue reading
Q: I’ve seen you recommend behind-the-neck pulldowns in your training blog, but you never include behind-the-neck presses. Is the behind-the-neck … continue reading
Q: What is the best, as you like to say, “bang for the buck” exercise for the shoulders? What do … continue reading
Q: For each of the major bodyparts what exercises do you feel are most underused by bodybuilders today? Also, why … continue reading
Q: Do you work traps with shoulders or with back? Where do you recommend putting shoulder training in your workout … continue reading
Q: I’ve been using your Power/Rep Range/Shock training method for years and have made wonderful overall progress. That said, my … continue reading
Q: I’ve had shoulder tendinitis in the past but got some good soft-tissue treatment, so now after a long layoff … continue reading
Aside from legs, which many guys either don’t train at all—crazy but true—or don’t train as hard as the “show … continue reading
Without doubt, the bench press is the most popular weight-training exercise in North America. Anyone who asks, “How much do … continue reading
Q: I like to play baseball in the summer and want to protect my shoulders by performing some rotator cuff … continue reading
Q: I’ve been doing side lateral raises for two months, four to five sets of 10 to 12 reps, but … continue reading
We’ve been seeing more abdominal injuries over the past 10 years. The term that came out of them—sports hernia—really doesn’t tell us much, if anything, about the injuries. That’s because the injury isn’t a hernia but a tear, or overstretch, of the rectus abdominis muscle.
A more serious injury that I have seen with this exercise more than any other move is disk protrusion, or herniation, in the neck.
You should stop training and not start again until your problems have been properly diagnosed, treated and rehabilitated.