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  • How can I lengthen my lats?

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

    Stuart McRobertOctober 24, 2012
  • How to Get Balanced Muscles and Good Posture

    Q: I split my workouts between the gym and home, and for the home workouts I want to stick with practical...

    Charles PoliquinSeptember 6, 2012
  • The Ultimate Exercise for Lats

    Q: I’m reading your X-Rep e-book , and you list the Ultimate Exercise for each muscle. For lats...

    Steve HolmanJuly 26, 2012
  • How can I develop bigger traps so that they pop out when I do a crab pose?

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

    Charles PoliquinJuly 22, 2012
  • More on Shoulder Training and Straining

    A SLAP tear can cause clicking and popping with or without pain, a deep ache in the shoulder and pain when...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.April 25, 2012
  • More Pressing Issues: Bench Press Stress

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

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.February 23, 2012
  • 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 press...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 15, 2012
  • Best Big-Shoulder Molder

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

    Charles PoliquinDecember 20, 2011
  • Most Underused Exercises, Part 2

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

    Eric BroserNovember 13, 2011
  • Shoulder Size and Striations

    Q: Do you work traps with shoulders or with back? Where do you recommend putting shoulder training in your workout splits,...

    Dave GoodinJuly 9, 2011
  • Size-Surging Shockers

    Q: I’ve been using your Power/Rep Range/Shock training method for years and have made wonderful overall progress. That said, my shoulders...

    Eric BroserMay 27, 2011
  • Dumbbell vs. Barbell Bench Presses

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

    Charles PoliquinApril 8, 2011
  • Row to Grow Rear Delts

    Aside from legs, which many guys either don’t train at all—crazy but true—or don’t train as hard as the “show muscles”...

    Ron HarrisApril 2, 2011
  • Why Does Bench Pressing Hurt My Shoulder?

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

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.March 3, 2011
  • Baseball in the Summer

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

    Charles PoliquinFebruary 21, 2011