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  • Beware of Common Movements

    “I just turned toward the water fountain and—Bam!”

    Ron HarrisMay 12, 2009
  • Sore Subject

    Muscle soreness doesn’t have to be a badge of honor that athletes must always endure. If you train properly and use...

    Charles PoliquinMay 6, 2009
  • Seated Cable Rows and Lower-Back Pain

    It sounds like a good exercise. So what’s the problem with it? The very thing that makes the seated cable row...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.April 27, 2009
  • The Older, Bolder Bodybuilder’s Greatest Goal

    Train correctly at every workout. Eat correctly at every meal. Sleep well every night. And do it all relentlessly.

    Stuart McRobertApril 24, 2009
  • Firm Foundation

    A Guide to Strengthening the Ankles

    Bill StarrMarch 31, 2009
  • Should You Stretch to Grow?

    Many recent studies have cast doubt on the value of stretching. While flexibility is vital for overall fitness, the notion that...

    Jerry BrainumMarch 16, 2009
  • Overcoming Injury

    Often when bodybuilders with poor leg development offer up excuses, knee injuries are at the top of the list.

    Ron HarrisJanuary 31, 2009
  • Leg Extensions vs. Squats

    Biomechanics research on the knee has demonstrated that during the squat and leg press, the tibia slides backward. That reduces the...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.January 13, 2009
  • Take a Seat to Build Your Calves (But do it safely)

    Common exercises include standard standing calf raises, leg press calf raises and donkey calf raises performed in various toes-in and toes-out...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.December 26, 2008
  • Dead Wrong?

    If you’ve been stubbornly continuing to deadlift despite injuries just because you believe it’s the only path to a better back,...

    Ron HarrisDecember 20, 2008
  • Train – and Rest – to Gain

    Steer clear of those self-styled Internet experts who recommend “high volume, high frequency” overload training to make spectacular gains.

    Jerry BrainumDecember 11, 2008
  • Motion-Transfer Cable Attachment

    If your shoulder and elbow joints are less than perfect or you want to keep them free of stress and injury,...

    John BalikDecember 8, 2008
  • Dumbbell Rows for Back Growth

    One of the most popular exercises in serious gyms is the dumbbell row. It’s an easy lift to learn and works...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.September 30, 2008
  • Body Insurance

    “Youth is wasted on the young” is a saying that issues from the mouths of the old who have made mistakes...

    Richard BaldwinSeptember 28, 2008
  • Bigger, Stronger, Younger

    Perhaps the best reason to start a youngster on a strength program is the effect it will have on self-confidence.

    Bill StarrSeptember 16, 2008