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  • Simplified Workouts for Fewer Injuries

    It’s been a few years since I’ve taked about simplified training programs, a topic that can address many workout issues, including...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.June 13, 2011
  • How to Treat Injuries Yourself, Part 2

    Continuing from Part 1 with my account of getting back on my training track after sustaining an injury: December 1993: I...

    Stuart McRobertJune 10, 2011
  • How often should I stretch?

    Q: How much time should I devote to stretching every day? A: Your question should be rephrased as, “How often should...

    Charles PoliquinJune 5, 2011
  • Pullup Gains Without Injury and Pain

    The pullup is an exercise that kids usually try in elementary school. All they need is a bar that’s stable and...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.May 25, 2011
  • How to Treat Injuries Yourself, Part 1

    To build a lot of muscle, you must train well for several years, and to do that you mustn’t be limited...

    Stuart McRobertMay 22, 2011
  • Shrug Risks and Bigger Traps

    The shrug is a fairly common exercise, an excellent movement for the development and strength of the trapezius group, or traps,...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.May 5, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Pros and Cons of Strapping On

    Wrist straps are common in any heavy gym. They enable trainees to handle more weight on big movements—shrugs, deadlifts, dumbbell rows,...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.January 17, 2011
  • Warm Up Right to Pack On Muscle

    Q: How should I warm up on my first exercise? I train heavy, with work sets usually in the range of...

    Eric BroserDecember 24, 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
  • Back Breakers

    When it comes to complaining about pain, most folks put their aching back at the top of the list. Often they...

    Becky HolmanOctober 13, 2010
  • The Push-Pull Intermediate Split

    There’s nothing wrong, however, with training chest and triceps the day before I train legs. If my chest is sore when...

    John HansenAugust 14, 2010