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  • 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
  • Torque-Shifting Shoulder Shocker

    Powerlifters and Olympic lifters have built impressive shoulders using low reps for multiple sets on compound exercises such as presses and...

    Charles PoliquinMarch 8, 2010
  • Shoulder and Trap Shocker

    Though upright rows in general have gotten a very bad rep for wrecking rotator cuffs over the years, longtime IRON MAN...

    Ron HarrisFebruary 24, 2010
  • Superhero Shoulder Width

    To get that full development, you need to train the deltoid complex through its full range of motion as well as...

    Steve HolmanJanuary 22, 2010
  • Arch Nemesis! Pressing Issues

    Wouldn’t you know it: I was set to work shoulders and bi’s the very next day and vowed to forgo the...

    Ron HarrisJanuary 1, 2010
  • Shoulder Training Myths Persist

    The more logical solution is to remove the problem exercises. That means eliminating laterals with the front of the dumbbell turned...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.December 20, 2009
  • Your Cuffs

    By all means, perform exercises to strengthen your rotator cuffs, but stick with light resistance, a weight that’s not challenging at...

    Ron HarrisAugust 28, 2009
  • German Body Comp Program

    The German Body Comp program, one of my most popular workouts, is based on the pioneering research by a Romanian exercise...

    Charles PoliquinAugust 19, 2009
  • You, Sir, the Muscular Guy in the Third Row

    Sounds like you have a problem with structure, most likely genetic, so little can be done to alter it. I’d be...

    Dave DraperJune 20, 2009
  • Biceps

    A fitness model/fitness trainer/college professor training arms is a totally different animal from a top competitive bodybuilder blasting out curl after...

    Cory CrowJune 5, 2009
  • Big Delts, Small Bi’s?

    For many years my wife and I have had a running joke. I tell her that if her biceps weren’t so...

    Ron HarrisMay 21, 2009