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Injury & Prevention
  • Beat Back Pain

    When lower-back pain flares up, working out seems like a bad idea. Might as well go home and do some reps...

    Iron Man MagazineFebruary 8, 2016
  • Sweating The Small Stuff

    As you get older, lifting weights demands greater attention to detail

    Iron Man MagazineDecember 4, 2015
  • Scientist: Stay Away From The Smith Machine

    The shoulders are arguably one of the most important muscle groups for Physique competitors. Nothing else contributes as much to the...

    Iron Man MagazineOctober 9, 2015
  • Getting Older Doesn’t Mean Giving Up Hardcore

    “Now that I’m 40 years old, do I need to stop doing certain exercises or run the risk of getting injured?”...

    Iron Man MagazineSeptember 2, 2015
  • Perfect Warm-Up For Serious Weightlifters

    A proper warm-up is essential to making the most of your training session and staying injury-free. I have a comprehensive warm-up...

    Iron Man MagazineAugust 3, 2015
  • Preventing Injuries While Training Heavy

    Q: I have a question about preventing injuries. I’m trying to train with as much intensity as possible, but I’m concerned...

    John HansenMay 29, 2015
  • Stop Doing Exercises That Hurt You

    You have probably heard about the “risk-to-reward ratio.” Basically, before undertaking any activity or course of action, you should weigh the...

    Ron HarrisMay 23, 2015
  • Behind-the-Neck Danger?

    Q. In reading some of your articles online, I noticed that you never seem to include behind-the-neck presses for delts or...

    Eric BroserMay 9, 2015
  • Recovery and Overtraining

    Q: I started training for kickboxing about seven months ago and fell in love with weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. I have...

    John HansenApril 23, 2015
  • Avoid these 6 Bench Pressing Errors

    Q: When I bench-press, I lower the bar to a point near my collarbones. I feel more stretch in my pecs that way, but...

    Stuart McRobertDecember 28, 2014
  • Protect Your Knees

    You may be able to protect the ligaments in your knees to some degree by weight training, particularly the anterior cruciate...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.May 15, 2014
  • How to prevent injuries before workouts

    Q: As a natural bodybuilder you are such an inspiration to me. I was wondering what you do to prevent injuries...

    John HansenMay 6, 2014
  • Walk It Off

    According to the August ’13 Reader’s Digest, “Walking may ease low-back pain just as well as physical therapy.” The relevant study had...

    Iron Man MagazineDecember 29, 2013
  • 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