Category: Shoulders

Training with Bad Shoulders

/ Posted 12.06.2014

Many readers have never had shoulder problems—like rotator cuff tears, arthritis or loss of cartilage, which is the cushioning between … continue reading

How to prevent injuries before workouts

/ Posted 05.06.2014

Q: As a natural bodybuilder you are such an inspiration to me. I was wondering what you do to prevent … continue reading

How to Get Your Shoulders to Progress

/ Posted 05.03.2014

Q: I’ve been using the workout you suggested, and it’s working really well. I’m doing chest and arms on Monday, … continue reading

Recovery From Shoulder Surgery

/ Posted 11.08.2013

Q: How is your recovery from your shoulder surgery going? Are you going to compete again? If so, what adjustments … continue reading

Monster Traps with Hybrid Cable-Dumbbell Shrugs

/ Posted 09.20.2013

A big, thick set of traps shows that you’re a serious trainer—even more so than big arms, which can hide … continue reading

Dumbbell Exercises for Healthy Rotator Cuff Muscles

/ Posted 03.20.2013

Q: I love to bench-press, and to keep my shoulders healthy, I’ve been doing a dumbbell exercise for my rotator … continue reading

Squats and Jacked-Up Shoulders

/ Posted 01.23.2013

Q: We are about the same age, so I’m hoping you can help me with my problem. Because of repeated … continue reading

The Arnold Press for Building Shoulders

/ Posted 12.30.2012

Q: What do you think of the Arnold press for developing the shoulders and of dumbbell shoulder presses in general? … continue reading

How can I lengthen my lats?

/ Posted 10.24.2012

Q: How can I lengthen my lats? A: It’s not possible to lengthen any muscle unless you’re not fully grown … continue reading

The Cure for Narrow Shoulders and Flat Delts

Q: Broad shoulders get girls’ attention, but mine are narrow. Plus, my delts are flat. Should I do more presses … continue reading

How to Get Balanced Muscles and Good Posture

/ Posted 09.06.2012

Q: I split my workouts between the gym and home, and for the home workouts I want to stick with … continue reading

The Ultimate Exercise for Lats

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

How can I develop bigger traps so that they pop out when I do a crab pose?

/ Posted 07.22.2012

Q: How can I develop bigger traps so that they pop out when I do a crab pose? A: Consider … continue reading

More on Shoulder Training and Straining

/ Posted 04.25.2012

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.

More Pressing Issues: Bench Press Stress

/ Posted 02.23.2012

The most popular exercise in any gym in North America is the bench press. It has variations: the close- and … continue reading

Behind the Neck Presses

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

Best Big-Shoulder Molder

/ Posted 12.20.2011

Q: What is the best, as you like to say, “bang for the buck” exercise for the shoulders? What do … continue reading

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Most Underused Exercises, Part 2

/ Posted 11.13.2011

Q: For each of the major bodyparts what exercises do you feel are most underused by bodybuilders today? Also, why … continue reading

Shoulder Size and Striations

/ Posted 07.09.2011

Q: Do you work traps with shoulders or with back? Where do you recommend putting shoulder training in your workout … continue reading

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Size-Surging Shockers

/ Posted 05.27.2011

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

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Dumbbell vs. Barbell Bench Presses

/ Posted 04.08.2011

Q: I’ve had shoulder tendinitis in the past but got some good soft-tissue treatment, so now after a long layoff … continue reading

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Row to Grow Rear Delts

/ Posted 04.02.2011

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

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Why Does Bench Pressing Hurt My Shoulder?

/ Posted 03.03.2011

Without doubt, the bench press is the most popular weight-training exercise in North America. Anyone who asks, “How much do … continue reading

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Baseball in the Summer

/ Posted 02.21.2011

Q: I like to play baseball in the summer and want to protect my shoulders by performing some rotator cuff … continue reading

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Triple-Threat Shoulder Sets

/ Posted 12.11.2010

Q: I’ve been doing side lateral raises for two months, four to five sets of 10 to 12 reps, but … continue reading

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