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  • 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
  • Posture Muscles and Rotator Cuff Muscles

    Two points are key in improving posture to reduce the stress on the ball and socket joint of the shoulder.

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.May 18, 2009
  • You May Not Remain Seated

    Aside from the lean-back form, there was another problem. My shoulders have been feeling the wear and tear of well over...

    Ron HarrisApril 30, 2009
  • Shocking Shoulders

    Q: My shoulder growth has come to a standstill. Got a great routine that’ll boost growth again? A: A few years...

    Charles PoliquinApril 12, 2009
  • Midlife Muscle

    Full-range pushups can be a good substitute for bench presses. They’re more ergonomically correct and can help those with low neuromuscular...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 15, 2009
  • Deflated-Delt Dilemma

    Q: My delts are about as flat as pancakes. Any rapid solution to the problem? A: Wide, round shoulders have been...

    Charles PoliquinNovember 9, 2008