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  • Knee Pain and Squats

    “Squats are bad for you.” We have all heard that declaration, but is it true? There are so many variables involving...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.December 12, 2013
  • How to bench press without shoulder pain

    Q: I find I can bench press twice a week without any shoulder pain, but if I do it three times...

    Charles PoliquinDecember 2, 2013
  • Recovery From Shoulder Surgery

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

    Dave GoodinNovember 8, 2013
  • Can We Train Too Much?

    When trainees are in their peak years of training, they can’t wait to have their next workout. It doesn’t occur to...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.October 21, 2013
  • Solutions to Low-Back Pain

    Many of us know all too well that low-back pain can be caused by training. The culprit exercises include barbell rows,...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.September 30, 2013
  • Elbow Pain and the Will to Gain

    Q: I’m having a continuing problem with elbow pain. I’m wondering if you’ve experienced this and, if so, what you did...

    Dave GoodinJuly 14, 2013
  • The Bottom Line on Glute Training

    The concept of “core training” has become so diluted that it’s difficult to define it today. Many personal trainers, trainees, athletic...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.July 11, 2013
  • Concentration Curls

    The biceps is probably the most popular muscle to develop, and that’s been the case for nearly 100 years. That explains...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.May 17, 2013
  • What I Would Tell the Younger Me

    Hindsight is 20/20, and for now time travel is merely a fantasy. If I could go back in time to my...

    Ron HarrisApril 10, 2013
  • The Renegade Row

    Fads affect most fields, and exercise is certainly no exception. Late-night television is filled with ads for new training gimmicks and...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.April 4, 2013
  • Is there a way to increase tendon strength to help avoid injury?

    Q: Is there a way to increase tendon strength to help avoid injury? A: Extensive research shows that eccentric, or negative,...

    Charles PoliquinMarch 14, 2013
  • Bigger Gaining and Overtraining

    Q: I’m a 24-year-old business student from Austria and a huge bodybuilding fan! It is a real pleasure to get in...

    John HansenJanuary 13, 2013
  • Age, Muscle and Optimal Recovery

    Q: I can’t believe you’re 53 years old. Your physique is astounding for any age! I’m in my mid-50s, and I’m...

    Dave GoodinJanuary 11, 2013
  • Ab Exercises: the Good, the Bad and the Dangerous

    Just because you can perform an exercise doesn’t mean you should. There are many abdominal exercises, and most trainees perform almost...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.January 3, 2013
  • Q&A: Bent-Over Rows Is A High Risk Exercise

    Q: Is there really anything special about bent-over barbell rows? I’ve injured my back several times doing them. A: All exercises...

    Stuart McRobertJanuary 1, 2013