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  • 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
  • Hypers: Safe Gains, No Strains

    The “hyper”—short for hyperextension—is still a common exercise in commercial gyms, heavy gyms, high school and college weight rooms, as well...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.February 2, 2012
  • Best Feet Placement for Bench Press

    Q: I have some disk problems in L3-L5, and bench pressing with my feet on the floor tends to bother my...

    Charles PoliquinJanuary 26, 2012
  • Lateral Raises and Shoulder Trauma

    The lateral raise—a.k.a. lateral or side lateral—is one of the most common shoulder exercises. It doesn’t take long for any new...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.January 9, 2012
  • Making Gains Without Elbow Pain

    I’ve previously addressed pain along the inner side of the elbow from pushdowns and other triceps exercises. This month I want...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.December 3, 2011
  • Are knee wraps a good idea for squatting?

    Q: Are knee wraps a good idea for squatting? A: If you would like a simple answer, that would be no....

    Charles PeeplesNovember 21, 2011
  • Rowing Machines and Lower-Back Pain

    You have a variety of rows to choose from when you train. Historically, they began with the barbell bent-over row. That...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.October 28, 2011
  • Weight Training Following Concussions

    Concussions—also known as mild traumatic brain injuries or mTBI—are a very serious matter. You read or hear about them everywhere these...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.September 13, 2011
  • Inner/Outer-Thigh Machines

    The inner/outer-thigh—a.k.a. adductor/abductor—machine is the result of too many trainees overstretching and spraining knee ligaments by using cables attached to their...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.September 12, 2011
  • Jacked Joints and PRP

    Powerlifters and bodybuilders who have trained heavy most of their lifting careers usually end up with joint aches and pains—from shoulders...

    Becky HolmanSeptember 9, 2011
  • How to Treat Injuries Yourself, Part 3

    We’re talking about something serious here: physical injury. Let’s not waste a moment but pick up where we left off.

    Stuart McRobertJuly 30, 2011
  • Optimize Your Size Potential

    By far the most underestimated and/or underemphasized aspect of the “muscle-growth equation” is proper attention to sleep and rest.

    Eric BroserJuly 24, 2011
  • Avoid Elbow Pains to Keep Making Gains

    Several common forearm injuries can plague trainees. The most well known is tennis elbow, which is a strain of the origin,...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.July 22, 2011