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  • Dumbbell vs. Barbell Bench Presses

    Q: I’ve had shoulder tendinitis in the past but got some good soft-tissue treatment, so now after a long layoff I’m...

    Charles PoliquinApril 8, 2011
  • Row to Grow Rear Delts

    Aside from legs, which many guys either don’t train at all—crazy but true—or don’t train as hard as the “show muscles”...

    Ron HarrisApril 2, 2011
  • Why Does Bench Pressing Hurt My Shoulder?

    Without doubt, the bench press is the most popular weight-training exercise in North America. Anyone who asks, “How much do you...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.March 3, 2011
  • Baseball in the Summer

    Q: I like to play baseball in the summer and want to protect my shoulders by performing some rotator cuff exercises....

    Charles PoliquinFebruary 21, 2011
  • 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