Connect
To Top
  • 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
  • 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