Exercsies After Shoulder Injury

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Question: I recently completed rehab on my shoulder when I injured it in a fall. Nothing was torn, just a partial dislocation and general inflammation of the AC joint. I have returned to working out and can do most of the exercises I used to do with the exception of triceps Pressdowns and Skullcrushers. What […]

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When to Return to Training After Shoulder Surgery

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Question: I am in the final two weeks of rehab on my shoulder after having surgery. Should I return to normal training except for shoulders? Answer: That’s a question that is answered better by your PT. Give that person a call before you try to do anything with your previously injured shoulder. You can train […]

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Getting More Shoulder Mobility for Tennis

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Question: I need more shoulder mobility when I play tennis. It takes forever to get my joints loose and ” get the rust off”. Playing does it but it takes so long to reach that point that I would like a better routine to warm up. Do you have any suggestions? Answer: The “shoulder trifecta” […]

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Making Seated Shoulder Presses and Rear PullDowns Safe

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Question: I recently read an article online about exercises that you shouldn’t do or that are useless. Two in particular were Seated Shoulder Presses and Rear Pulldowns. I have used them and still do shoulder presses regularly. Should I stop? Answer: Do those exercises irritate your joints or have they caused you injury? If not […]

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Restoring Form to Imbalance Bench Press

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Question: I always have a problem with my left arm when I do bench presses. It is weaker and I tend to try to lift it off of the bench during the set. How do I fix this problem of my left side? Answer: Typically, this is not actually a problem of one side being […]

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Home Gym Upper Body Workout

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Question: I have a home gym set up in my garage which I includes a pullup/ab chair/ dip apparatus. I have a set of adjustable dumbbells and a flat bench. What would be the best upper body routine, chest and back to follow with those pieces? Answer:Try this home equipment workout: Start your workout with […]

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Shoulder Shock Deltoid Workout!

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Question: I need a routine to shock my shoulders into growth. I have dumbbells and a barbell at home. My usual routine is laterals for 10 to 12 reps. Seated shoulder presses for 10 to 12 reps and upright rows for 8 to 10 reps. Each exercise is for three sets. What else can I […]

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Rockin’ Workout for Guitar and Bass Guitar Players!

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Question: I play bass guitar in a band on weekends and between performances and practice my shoulders and back between my shoulder blades are aching. I just take Aleve or Advil to dull the pain but there has to be a way to strengthen those muscles so I don’t feel this bad. What can I […]

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Building Broad Shoulders

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Question: I really have been trying to get that “V” tapered look of wide shoulders and small waist but I can’t get my back to grow. What are some exercises I can do to build back width? Answer: The broad shouldered look that you wish to attain comes with a price. You’ll pay with lot’s […]

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