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  • 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
  • Triple-Threat Shoulder Sets

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

    Charles PoliquinDecember 11, 2010
  • You Can Injure Abdominal Muscles Too

    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...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.November 30, 2010
  • Pain and the Behind-the-Neck Press

    A more serious injury that I have seen with this exercise more than any other move is disk protrusion, or herniation,...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.November 3, 2010
  • Bench Pressing and Shoulder Stressing

    You should stop training and not start again until your problems have been properly diagnosed, treated and rehabilitated.

    Paul BurkeJune 21, 2010
  • DC Power Density for New Muscle Size

    With DC, or multirep rest/pause, training your intensity is high, but the rest periods aren’t long enough to clear fatigue by-products...

    Steve HolmanApril 4, 2010