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  • When to Lock Out Your Exercises

    Q: I’m curious to know if you lock out your reps on exercises like presses, extensions and pushdowns or keep continuous...

    Eric BroserDecember 3, 2012
  • Should You Attack Your Lower Back?

    I often hear patients and trainees proudly describe how they have designed a training program that avoids any training of their...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.October 29, 2012
  • Q: Do heavy squats and deadlifts compress and damage the spine?

    Q: Do heavy squats and deadlifts compress and damage the spine? A: There is spinal compression, but provided your exercise technique...

    Stuart McRobertOctober 19, 2012
  • A Different Look at Dumbbell Rows

    I have addressed dumbbell rows in previous columns over the years. This time I would like to examine a variety that...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.October 16, 2012
  • Incline Pressing and Shoulder Stressing

    This month I address another popular chest exercise, the incline press. As you know, the incline press is typically performed with...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.July 9, 2012
  • How to Squat for Best Gains

    Q: What measures should I take in order to squat effectively? A: To make good progress on the squat, you must...

    Stuart McRobertJuly 4, 2012
  • To Squat or Not?

    Most bodybuilders “throw out” their backs every so often—and it usually gets more frequent as they move into their 40s and...

    Steve HolmanJune 21, 2012
  • Post-Injury Bodybuilding

    As I mentioned last month, I suffered a lower-back injury in 2005 that almost ended my bodybuilding career. It forever changed...

    Eric BroserJune 19, 2012
  • Low-Back Aches From Training

    By “low-back aches” I’m not referring to an acute injury with severe back pain or low-back pain coupled with pain traveling...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.June 15, 2012
  • The Upside to Surgery

    If you train hard enough and long enough, chances are you will someday incur at least one injury that will be...

    Ron HarrisJune 4, 2012
  • Solutions for Elbow-Pain

    I’ve addressed training-related inner- and outer-elbow pain several times in past columns. Inner-elbow pain often occurs at a bony prominence known...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.May 19, 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
  • Work Around It

    Q: I’ve been following your off-season three-day split and have made great gains, but I recently broke...

    Dave GoodinApril 10, 2012
  • Seated Leg Curls

    Many trainees decide their hamstring development is lacking. They increase their sets of traditional leg curls—usually with marginal results. Seated leg...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.March 3, 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