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  • When Joint Pain Kills the Will to Train

    Your knees, wrists, elbows and even neck are probably aching because of what you’ve been eating all your life. So it’s...

    Paul BurkeJuly 30, 2010
  • Sports: Is It All B.S.?

    He covers 15 such myths, then goes into sport-specific B.S. There are chapters on baseball, football, basketball, running and golf. If...

    Becky HolmanJuly 6, 2010
  • General Health Concerns

    What does that have to do with training? The answer is, sometimes trainees dismiss or ignore symptoms that need medical attention....

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.June 27, 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
  • Shoulder Blade Placement

    There is much talk in gyms of trying to make muscles work a certain way—usually the way the trainer thinks the...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.May 31, 2010
  • Training Without Supports or Wraps

    This month’s installment is inspired by a seminar conversation I had with Hall of Fame strength and conditioning coach Doc Kreis,...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.May 19, 2010
  • Forearm Training and Straining

    Overtraining can strain the brachioradialis. So can carrying heavy items for long distances. Examples include moving dozens of boxes to and...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.April 13, 2010
  • Don’t Quit: Coping With Injuries

    If leg extensions hurt your knees, do them one leg at time with less weight—and be sure your foot never travels...

    Paul BurkeApril 7, 2010
  • Another Look at Elbow Pain

    If you hold your hand in front of you with the palm facing up, the ulnar nerve supplies sensation from the...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.March 2, 2010
  • Shocking Results and Current Events

    When you can do incline curls with a pair of dumbbells in your hands that approach more than 30 percent of...

    Charles PoliquinFebruary 18, 2010
  • Chest Stress

    Only advanced trainees need six to seven days of rest between bodypart hits.

    John HansenJanuary 19, 2010
  • Incline-Pressing Problems

    The clinical verdict on the incline press is that it’s a good exercise, but it requires a little technique modification to...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.January 13, 2010
  • Does Repetition Speed Matter?

    Few bodybuilders appear to pay much attention to how fast they do an exercise. A typical repetition consists of a raising...

    Jerry BrainumDecember 23, 2009
  • 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
  • Size On the Tri’s Without Elbow Pain

    Q: I’m 48 years old, and I’ve been training with weights for decades. I’ve always had trouble building my triceps. Almost...

    Paul BurkeDecember 14, 2009