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  • Does Repetition Speed Matter?

    Few bodybuilders appear to pay much attention to how fast they do an exercise. A typical repetition consists of a raising...

    Jerry BrainumDecember 23, 2009
  • 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
  • Size On the Tri’s Without Elbow Pain

    Q: I’m 48 years old, and I’ve been training with weights for decades. I’ve always had trouble building my triceps. Almost...

    Paul BurkeDecember 14, 2009
  • A New Look at Hip Pain

    Your body didn’t come off an automobile assembly line. Human bodies frequently have subtle differences in anatomy—anomalies, they’re called.

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.November 14, 2009
  • Kneecap Pain and Squat Depth

    The squat has received much praise and much criticism over the past 50 years. Leaders in the iron game, including Peary...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.October 27, 2009
  • Wrist Curl Technique

    Arm strength, including forearm strength, has been admired in a multitude of civilizations for thousands of years. It was vital in...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.October 3, 2009
  • Getting Back Up Again

    Pro bodybuilder Branch Warren once said something to me that stuck: “It’s not about how many times you get knocked down....

    Ron HarrisSeptember 24, 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
  • What About Workout Planning?

    We’ve all encountered plateaus in training. Our training partners and friends grumble and complain that their bench press hasn’t changed in...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.August 4, 2009
  • Aging, Injuries and Heavy Training

    When you do flat-bench or even incline barbell presses, you have a psychological block. For years you’ve struggled with them, and...

    Paul BurkeJuly 29, 2009
  • Cardio, Splits and Bodypart Hits

    Q: I purchased your book and must say that it’s one of the best I have read. I have a few...

    John HansenJuly 11, 2009
  • The Ultimate Muscle-Size Workout

    To maintain the drive to train, you have to strive for the type of physique that appeals to you. To be...

    Steve HolmanJuly 8, 2009
  • Tapering

    The training load can be manipulated through a number of variables, including intensity, volume, frequency and the duration. The most important...

    Jacob M. Wilson CSCS and Gabriel J. Wilson MS CSCSMay 30, 2009
  • Observations at the Gym

    Effort, passion and focus are required, but they must be properly applied.

    Stuart McRobertMay 24, 2009
  • Posture Muscles and Rotator Cuff Muscles

    Two points are key in improving posture to reduce the stress on the ball and socket joint of the shoulder.

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.May 18, 2009