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    How Bodybuilders Can Avoid Tendon Trouble

    By: Guillermo Escalante, DSc, CSCS

    Repetitive motions like lifting weights can set you up for overuse injuries, the most common of which is tendinopathy. Here\'s how to avoid it, and what to do if it strikes.

    Date Added: Jan 14, 2015

  • Posture Power: How To Correct Your Body's Alignment

    By: Kendall Lou Schmidt

    Your posture says a lot about your personality. It also says a lot about how your joints and muscles are working. Here's everything you need to know about assessing your postural deviations and how to fix them!

    Date Added: May 6, 2015

  • Can Pain Pills Kill Your Bodybuilding Gains?

    By: Guillermo Escalante, DSc, CSCS

    Feeling sore after your last workout? Before you reach for an NSAID like ibuprofen, here's what you need to know about how OTC pain relievers can affect muscle growth.

    Date Added: Apr 9, 2015

  • Is Sitting Really Bad For You?

    By: Stephanie Lee

    Sitting has recently been called ''the new smoking.'' Is sitting really killing you? Get the truth, and what you can do about it, in this article!

    Date Added: Mar 13, 2015

  • 5 Exercises To Prevent Wrist Injuries!

    By: Train

    Your wrists take a beating. Whether it's hours on the computer or hours in the gym, those little bones between your hands and forearms are under attack. Here's your first line of defense.

    Date Added: Feb 4, 2015

  • Ask The Muscle Prof: Should I Gut Out A Workout When I Feel Awful?

    By: Jacob Wilson, Ph.D., CSCS

    Your muscles can handle multiple assaults each week, as long as you're smart about the plan of attack. Give yourself both the stimulus to grow and space to heal with autoregulatory training!

    Date Added: Jan 23, 2015

  • Fit Team Member Of The Month: Nichiren Flowers

    By: Fit Profile Of The Month

    Never count Nichiren Flowers out. When life told him to quit football, he kept charging ahead. Now he preaches the same message to's customers!

    Date Added: Nov 5, 2014

  • 5 Leg Exercises When Knee Injuries Plague Your Training!

    By: Thavius Nelson

    You\'ve tried to leg press, but the movement is near impossible. What now? Use these 5 leg exercises to minimize knee problems and maximize gains. Learn more.

    Date Added: Sep 15, 2014

  • 10 Tips For Injury Work-Arounds

    By: Jamin Thompson

    It can happen to the best of us, we train as hard as we can, push our bodies to the limits, and those nagging aches and pains always somehow manage to turn into an injury. What do you do?

    Date Added: Sep 12, 2014

  • How To Retain Muscle After Surgery

    By: Jim Vaglica

    A lifter's worst fear is a bad injury. Here's how Jim Vaglica navigated the road back after shoulder surgery with steely determination and minimal muscle loss.

    Date Added: Aug 21, 2014

  • Ask The Master Motivator: How Can I Stay On Track After An Injury?

    By: James Grage

    Injuries are unfortunate hurdles, but they shouldn't be permanent setbacks. Learn how to get back on track, accept the past, and move toward future greatness.

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2014

  • I’ll Feel That!: 6 Common Fitness Class Injuries

    By: Womens Health

    You went into that fitness class feeling powerful and motivated. Then you staggered home to the couch in pain. Follow these tips to stay out of harm’s way!

    Date Added: May 24, 2013

  • Breaking Up With Scar Tissue: One Lifter’s Experience With A.R.T.

    By: Jim Vaglica

    If you’ve ever adjusted your program around painful body parts, you’re definitely in the majority. Officer Jim Vaglica had tried it all, but backup finally arrived in the form of Active Release Technique.

    Date Added: Mar 5, 2013

  • Gun Safety: Anatomy Of An Arm Injury

    By: Dustin Lapray

    Arm injuries are common in the world of sports, training, and heavy curls. Keep your guns safe by learning common arm injuries and how to rehab if you get hurt.

    Date Added: Feb 26, 2013

  • Anatomy Of An Injury: Hamstring Pulls And Tears

    By: Dustin Lapray

    Recovery should begin the moment after an injury occurs. Learn how to begin treating a hamstring pull or tear, and reduce your time on the sidelines.

    Date Added: Dec 20, 2012

  • Save Your Spine: Top 10 Tips For Avoiding The Misery

    By: David Robson

    Injuries derail goals. Learn to avoid injuries that keep you out of the gym. Stay in the weight room and out of the hospital.

    Date Added: Oct 22, 2012

  • Anatomy Of An Injury: ACL - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

    By: Dustin Lapray

    Ligaments connect the bones of the human body. When they go out, you go down. Learn how the ACL functions, and how proper weight training can protect and rehabilitate the knee.

    Date Added: Oct 18, 2012

  • Ask The Super Strong Guy: How Can I Bench With An Injured Shoulder?

    By: Mark Bell

    Pro powerlifter Mark Bell answers your questions about lifting very, very heavy objects off the floor and rack.

    Date Added: Sep 7, 2012

  • Winning The Pain Game: What To Ignore And What To Restore

    By: Shannon Clark

    Pain is part of life, especially if you are active in the gym. How do you know if it's serious? Learn the differences between pain that requires stretching and pain that requires hospitalization.

    Date Added: Dec 27, 2011

  • HRT: Animal Hellraiser Trainer – Injury Recovery

    By: Tom Fuller

    You’re destroying your muscles, pounding your joints. But what you do after your workout matters, too.

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2011

  • 5 Ingenious Injury Recovery Strategies

    By: Shannon Clark

    An injury is the biggest wrench anyone throw into their diet and training machine. Learn how to recover fast and make your machinery run smooth again!

    Date Added: Oct 28, 2011

  • The 1 Exercise You Should NEVER Do—And 5 You Should Do All The Time

    By: Shannon Clark

    There are, like, a billion exercises out there. So learn my top-five must-have lifts—and the one exercise you should never do again.

    Date Added: Jun 30, 2011

  • What's Your Gym IQ? Take Our Fitness-Safety Test And Find Out!

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    Safety in the gym is a benchmark for success. So how do you measure up?

    Date Added: May 24, 2011

  • Ric's Corner: Training And Aging.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Listen up baby boomers, this one's going to be important for you. On the other hand, if you're young, Ric's got some advice for you to. Pounding your joints into dust with super-heavy lifting will catch up with you some day. For the older crowd still in the gym, it's about training smarter, not necessarily heavier. Focus on diet, avoiding overtraining, and living a long and healthy life.

    Date Added: Mar 8, 2011

  • Reinventing The Wheel! A New Training Philosophy For Killer Legs!

    By: Brian Bullman

    I love to train legs, and nothing short of hardcore will suffice. My training philosophy has changed though from how much weight can I put up to how can I achieve the same level of stress on the muscle, without having to resort to lifting heavy weight?

    Date Added: Nov 2, 2010

  • Save Your Knees! 5 Tips For Training Legs And Preventing Knee Injuries!

    By: Mark Eldred

    Do you suffer from knee pain? Knee injuries are very common. And knee pain can really affect your leg workouts. I will share some tips and techniques that will help prevent and repair knee pain when training legs.

    Date Added: May 25, 2010

  • Does Pre-Exercise Stretching Really Prevent Injuries?

    By: Dr. Matthew Isner

    Why do we really have to stretch? Presumably to get ready for exercise and to decrease the chance of injury, but is there any scientific evidence to support this? Learn more.

    Date Added: May 17, 2010

  • Layne Norton's Powerlifting, Episode #7: APA Indiana State Meet, Part 2.

    By: Layne Norton

    This is the one you've been waiting for, find out how Layne fared in the big showdown. With injury prevention at the top of his priority list, it's certainly not going to slow him down in his quest for domination.

    Date Added: Feb 17, 2010

  • Matt's 12-Week Transformation Guide, Part 3: Training With Injuries

    By: Matt Mc Dermott

    Here are some recommendations for training when you have specific injuries which should not prevent you from stopping weight training entirely.

    Date Added: Dec 17, 2009

  • How Bodybuilding Can Help You Prevent Injuries!

    By: Marie Spano

    Life happens and injuries happen. Some factors contributing to injuries are within your control whereas others are not. In younger individuals reckless behavior or taking risks both contribute to injuries... Learn more.

    Date Added: Nov 9, 2009

  • Trigger Point Therapy For Pain Relief: Is It Your Missing Link?

    By: Steven Hefferon

    Consider the possibility that trigger points may be the missing link in your quest for relief. Learn more.

    Date Added: Oct 29, 2009

  • Uber Strength: Strongman TV With Corey St. Clair, Episode #5 Injury Prevention

    By: Corey St. Clair

    Watch and learn from Idaho's strongest man, ASC Pro Strongman Corey St. Clair! Broadcasting from his training dojo, Corey discusses techniques that he and others in the sport use for injury prevention. Learn how to avoid common strongman injuries in the shoulders, arms, and knees.

    Date Added: Jul 28, 2009

  • How To Workout With An Injury: Two Injuries... One Solution!

    By: Rachel D. Young

    Rather than the jarring action of running, or the muscle building affects of lifting - who knew that simply entering and remaining in one pose at a time for approximately 30-60 seconds could do so much for your health? Learn more.

    Date Added: Jun 10, 2009

  • How Can Injuries In Young Athletes Be Prevented?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How can injuries in young athletes be prevented? While the increasing popularity of youth sports has been beneficial to many, it has also resulted in higher levels of intensity and competition. This has become a major concern... Learn more.

    Date Added: May 28, 2009

  • What Are The Best Pre/Post Workout Methods To Prevent Injury?

    By: Workout Of The Week

    What are the best pre/post workout methods to prevent injury? If taking a few minutes before and after a workout can help reduce the risk of injury, then it's worth it. Here are several methods and ideas to prevent injury! Learn more.

    Date Added: May 6, 2009

  • Layne Norton Reloaded... The Comeback: Recovering From A Torn Pec (Part 2).

    By: Layne Norton

    I was in one of the best PhD programs in the country and I was about to get married to my lovely fiance Isabel in May... life was good. No life was great! But on February 25th, 2008... it changed forever. Read on.

    Date Added: Apr 7, 2009

  • Layne Norton Reloaded... The Comeback: Recovering From A Torn Pec (Part 1).

    By: Layne Norton

    I was in one of the best PhD programs in the country and I was about to get married to my lovely fiance Isabel in May... life was good. No life was great! But on February 25th, 2008... it changed forever. Read on.

    Date Added: Feb 17, 2009

  • 5 Strategies For Healing & Rehabilitation Using Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.)!

    By: Kevin Neeld

    The beneficial nature of A.R.T. leads a large population of individuals with diverse and unique injuries to pursue treatment. Here are 5 strategies that can be used to release tension and promote better healing. Learn more.

    Date Added: Jul 29, 2008

  • Bicep Tendon Injuries: What Are They & How Can They Be Managed?

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    There are four basic types of bicep tendon injuries. Learn from the following details on what those injuries are, some of the best ways to identify, and how best to deal with them. Read on.

    Date Added: Oct 31, 2007

  • ASICS Shoe Interview With Chris Naimoli - Are You Wearing The Right Shoes?

    By: Matt Weik

    I recently had the pleasure of interviewing ASICS employee Chris Naimoli. Chris works in Consumer Relations and part of Specialty Sales. In this interview he shares a little about himself and of course shoes. Learn more right here.

    Date Added: Oct 11, 2007

  • Spray And Stretch Revisited - The Little Secret With Trigger Points.

    By: Charles Staley

    We're about to let you in on a little secret that we've been using with great results for several months now. Learn more about the Spray And Stretch method right here.

    Date Added: Sep 24, 2007

  • How Should One Recover From A Muscle Tear?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How should one recover from a muscle tear? Learn more right here about the consequences of ego and lack of warm up when training. Get some great suggestions on how to prevent and/or recover from muscle tears.

    Date Added: Jul 31, 2007

  • What Is The Best Workout For Someone With Joint Problems?

    By: Workout Of The Week

    What is the best workout for someone with joint problems? Training can be a complicated issue for some and downright painful for many. Here are some training ideas, exercises and supplementation suggestions to help support a good workout.

    Date Added: Jul 11, 2007

  • How Can We Increase The Safety Of Sports?

    By: Athletes Topic Of The Week

    How can we increase the safety of sports? As sports get more physically demanding the possibility for injury increases. Learn more right here about the positive impact of safety, importance of education & conditioning and some of the most dangerous...

    Date Added: Apr 17, 2007

  • What Strategies Do Trainers Follow To Ensure Athletes Minimize Injuries?

    By: Athletes Topic Of The Week

    What strategies do trainers follow to ensure athletes minimize injuries? All athletes will be injured to some degree during their career. Get some great strategies & recovery steps right here that trainers can use.

    Date Added: Dec 19, 2006

  • Injury Free Deadlifts: How To Effectively Do It Safely!

    By: Matt Weik

    Poor form on an exercise such as the deadlift could really mess up your back. This article is to teach you the proper technique and form to execute the deadlift.

    Date Added: Oct 30, 2006

  • Syndesmosis - Chronic Wrist, Elbow, Ankle Or Knee Pain.

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    Learn more about Syndesmosis. Get the details of what it is, who gets it, and learn some ways of detecting it along with some recommendations to keep it from getting worse.

    Date Added: Apr 21, 2006

  • Throat Trauma Can Quietly Kill You.

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    Ringside Physicians have to be aware of throat trauma and the serious complicating effects of missing a quick and accurate diagnosis. Learn right here what the signs are and what you can do to help.

    Date Added: Mar 13, 2006

  • Knee Injury: How Can Women Protect Against Knee Injuries?

    By: Peak Performance

    If you ever wanted to know more about why women suffer more knee injuries than men then this article is for you. The studies prove it and also show how to prevent these serious injuries. Learn more now!

    Date Added: Mar 2, 2006

  • 7 Steps To Safe Workouts!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    No one plans on getting injured when they go to workout. But it eventually will happen, especially if you do not take some safety into consideration. Check out these 7 steps for a safer workout.

    Date Added: Feb 16, 2006

  • Protecting The Pitcher: A Plan To Stave Off Injury To Pitchers.

    By: Trainer Jim

    While this article does not plan to revolutionize injury prevention in the major leagues, it should provide a decent framework for coaches and players at the teenage level to prevent damaging injuries. Learn more...

    Date Added: Dec 23, 2005

  • Hazards Of Improper Warm-Ups; An Experience With 'Prolo Therapy.'

    By: Aaron Links

    A few weeks into testing a new program I made the mistake of not warming up properly. This article is about a series of events that led me to a meeting with Prolo Therapy. Learn more about it...

    Date Added: Dec 6, 2005

  • The Truth About Tendon Pain.

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    If you have had tendon pain for a period of time longer than two weeks, you should be very aware that it is not likely tendonitis. That's right. And if you would like to know more about tendonitis and tendonosis, then read on...

    Date Added: Dec 5, 2005

  • Your Keys To Rock-Solid Ankle Stability!

    By: Nick Nilsson

    Learn how building up your ankle strength can have an immediate and extremely powerful impact on your sports and training performance. You can practically injury-proof your ankles! Learn more right here!

    Date Added: Nov 28, 2005

  • Coming Back From A Serious Injury - A Broken Collarbone!

    By: Ryan Mackie

    One day on a routine bike ride to work Ryan suffered a major setback in training. See how Ryan battled back from a broken collarbone. Get the whole story right here!

    Date Added: Nov 9, 2005

  • A Guide For The Treatment & Prevention Of Groin Injuries!

    By: Mike Fry - Grapplers Gym

    The groin is vulnerable to a lot of different injuries such as Hernias and stress fractures. Find out right here what a what a groin pull is and how you can rehabilitate it.

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2005

  • The Top 10 Rules Of Lifting Safety!

    By: Hugo Rivera

    The importance of lifting correctly and avoiding injury cannot be over emphasized. Avoiding injury by following these 10 tips should give you many years of injury free exercise. Beginners would do well to read this.

    Date Added: Sep 22, 2005

  • 3 Big Mistakes That Will Keep You Out Of The Gym!

    By: Shannon Clark

    Common mistakes made with some common exercises will eventually give you some major aches. To find out some ways of avoiding these injuries continue on here and keep your workout going full speed.

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2005

  • Shin Splints: Learn To Run Pain Free!

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    A common injury associated with figure or endurance training is a shin splint. To help improve this sometimes debilitating injury I have put together a list of suggestions and shoe types to ease your pain.

    Date Added: Aug 3, 2005

  • How Important Is Warming Up?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How important is warming up? Find out what other people from the message boards think...

    Date Added: Jul 18, 2005

  • Long Term Injuries: How They Start & What To Do To Prevent Them!

    By: Dean Goudie

    It is an all-to-familiar situation. A long term can be prevented if you take the proper measures. Find out what you need to do to prevent long term injuries here!

    Date Added: Mar 23, 2005

  • Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain & Missed Workouts.

    By: Jesse Cannone

    It's one thing for someone who sits at a computer all day and never exercises to have back pain, but for a bodybuilder, someone who spends hours and hours each week pouring everything they've got into building muscle, it should be criminal!

    Date Added: Jan 29, 2005

  • That's A Wrap: How To Wrap Your Knees.

    By: Gary Reichert

    We all have habits, learned when we were just starting out. Simple things, like for instance, how we wrap our knees. Learn how to wrap your knees the correct way...

    Date Added: Jan 25, 2005

  • Top Mistakes People Are Making In The Gym.

    By: Shannon Clark

    I've spent a large portion of this past Christmas holiday working at my job at a local gym and have noticed some interesting approaches to working out by some people. So I thought I'd compile a list of some of the more common mistakes I've seen...

    Date Added: Jan 9, 2005

  • How Can You Maintain Proper Safety Over The Long Term?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    The Topic: How Can You Maintain Proper Safety Over The Long Term? Find out what people from our popular message boards think...

    Date Added: Dec 30, 2004

  • Body Alignment, Injury Free Lifting And Sport Execution.

    By: Paul Del Vecchio

    Without body alignment you, as an athlete, are probably developing an injury. They actually evolve through incorrect body position and lifting.

    Date Added: Sep 17, 2004

  • Nothing Seems To Get Rid Of My Nagging Back Pain...What Now?

    By: Jesse Cannone

    Trying to convince somebody of something they are unfamiliar with is just about instead of me telling you what to do, I want to give you the tools for you to do it yourself.

    Date Added: Sep 15, 2004

  • Inline Skating Injury Prevention.

    By: Peak Performance

    In association with such high-speed movement, one would expect a fairly high injury rate, and indeed the number of injuries due to inline skating is rapidly increasing injuries from inline skating.

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2004

  • Wrestling Injuries: If You Don't Want To Wrestle With Injuries, Don't Wrestle!

    By: Peak Performance

    How often do competitive wrestlers get hurt, what are the most common wrestling injuries, and what are the risk factors for injury in wrestlers? We're not talking WWF here - but real wrestling, the kind carried out by school and college athletes.

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2004

  • Why Chiropractic Is Critical To Your Success!

    By: Clayton South

    In this eye-opening and revealing interview, Dr. Lee tells us why chiropractic is critical to athletic success and a long and healthy life.

    Date Added: Aug 18, 2004

  • My Shoulder Needs Fixing: The Long Road To Surgery!

    By: Anita Ramsey

    At the time I started writing this I was 3 weeks out from shoulder surgery and what a road it has been. Find out what happened in my long road to surgery...

    Date Added: Aug 3, 2004

  • The Problem With Pronation!

    By: Holly Wilbur

    Pronation is a term that describes inward rotation of the foot so that more weight is borne on the medial (inside) border. Recognizing the symptoms early and taking preventative precautions will help to keep you off the examining table and on your feet...

    Date Added: Jul 14, 2004

  • Traditional Treatments For Back Pain: Which Ones Work And Which Ones Don't?

    By: Jesse Cannone

    So I'm preparing this article to compare and contrast what are known as traditional treatments vs. complementary or alternative treatments for back pain. Remember there is rarely only one reason for your back pain and almost never one silver bullet fix.

    Date Added: Jun 30, 2004

  • Hernia Prevention For Continued Growth!

    By: David Robson

    This article will primarily discuss how different types of hernias occur and how they can be prevented.

    Date Added: May 24, 2004

  • Tendon & Ligament Training For Greater Gains!

    By: David Robson

    Learn how to build great tendon and ligament strength and enhance power and overall.

    Date Added: May 21, 2004

  • Prevent Back & Neck Pain To Grow & Recuperate!

    By: David Robson

    Muscle damage will need to be repaired otherwise there will be long term problems with pain and the imbalance will generally get worse. This article will primarily address back injury prevention for fitness enthusiasts. Personal experience has shown me that back pain can literally cripple ones efforts in the gym.

    Date Added: May 5, 2004

  • Are You Developing Your Calves To Break Your Ankles And ACL?

    By: Paul Del Vecchio

    Most athletes actually develop their calves to break their ankles and or force a major knee injury. The culprit is in platform development. Find out what you can do!

    Date Added: Apr 28, 2004

  • Bodybuilding For Babyboomers - Building Your Body Without Aches & Pains!

    By: Babyboomers

    Cumulative effects of daily stress contributes to the development and exacerbation of physical problems according to Dr. Cindy Carmack at the University of Texas. For baby boomers, that translates into neck and back pain when stress builds up over time. Learn how to fight stress...

    Date Added: Apr 23, 2004

  • Force-Vector Diagrams: How They Can Help!

    By: Zach G.

    One of the most heavily debated topics in bodybuilding and weightlifting in general is the concept of form. The key? The Vector-force diagram. Learn why...

    Date Added: Mar 22, 2004

  • What Is A Herniated Disc?

    By: Jesse Cannone

    So what in the world is a Herniated Disc? Well, rather than confuse you more, I am going to give you my simple, easy to understand definition…

    Date Added: Mar 11, 2004

  • Damn, That Pain In My Ass: Sciatic Pain!

    By: Jesse Cannone

    If you’re reading this article, it’s a good bet that you have a radiating pain running down the back of your leg that just won’t go away. If what I’m about to tell you sounds familiar, don’t worry, help is on the way...

    Date Added: Feb 20, 2004

  • Five Exercises You MUST Avoid If You Want To Stay Injury-Free!

    By: Nick Nilsson

    These exercises are commonly seen yet, if you do them, you stand a good chance of hurting yourself. Find out what they are and why they can injure you.

    Date Added: Feb 6, 2004

  • Prevention Management: Weight Training Injuries.

    By: Reform Mag

    All too often, weight training and chronic injuries go hand in hand. That doesn't necessarily have to be the case. As a competitive bodybuilder I have suffered from most of these injuries and know how debilitating and frustrating they can be. Learn how to be safe! Written by Dr. Clay Hyght.

    Date Added: Jan 21, 2004

  • For Concussions, Rest Is Best!

    By: Mauro Di Pasquale

    Approximately ten percent of all athletes involved in contact sports, such as football, hockey, and soccer suffer a concussion each season (some estimates are as high as 19 percent). Because many mild concussions go undiagnosed and unreported, it is difficult to estimate precisely the rate of concussion in any sport.

    Date Added: Jan 15, 2004

  • Preventing ACL Injuries!

    By: Other Writer

    Studies show that women are 8 times more likely to sustain a rupture of the ACL than men. With the cost of surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation over $25,000 researchers are trying to find ways to decrease the frequency of these injuries.

    Date Added: Dec 26, 2003

  • Tennis Elbow: What Can You Do?

    By: Virtual Muscle

    Set aside some time weekly to train the non-beach muscles, like the small muscles of the forearm. This will lessen the chances of tennis elbow occurring. It is not a pleasant experience.

    Date Added: Nov 19, 2003

  • The Not So Wonderful World Of Injuries!

    By: Dean Goudie

    Injuries, what causes them, what cures them, and what can be done to avoid them, this is what this article will discuss.

    Date Added: Oct 20, 2003

  • So Your Lower Back Hurts?

    By: Jesse Cannone

    Low back pain is one of the most common ailments people suffer from and approximately 8 out of 10 people will deal with back pain at some point in their life. Lack of movement and use is the number one cause of back pain! Learn how to prevent back pain and treat it!

    Date Added: Oct 16, 2003

  • Stay Healthy By Building Strong Bones!

    By: ISSA

    uilding and maintaining strong healthy bones is a lifelong concern because our bones are living tissue in a constant state of renewal. Most people believe thin, weak bones are inevitable. They aren't!

    Date Added: Oct 14, 2003

  • Cardiovascular Exercise Safety Precautions!

    By: Maia Appleby

    Your enjoyment of day-to-day and physical activities will also greatly benefit because you will have more stamina, less fatigue and less risk of injury. However, there are several precautions you should take to help maximize exercise safety. Learn what they are!

    Date Added: Sep 26, 2003

  • Proper Warm-Up To Enhance Performance.

    By: Jamie Hale

    Warming up, a phrase loosely thrown around by trainees across the world. A proper warm-up can go a long way in increasing the bodies ability to perform. Learn why most people don't warm-up correctly and how to fix it!

    Date Added: Sep 26, 2003

  • All About Stress Fractures!

    By: Softball Performance

    One of the most common injuries in sports is a stress fracture. Overcoming an injury like a stress fracture can be difficule, but it can be done. Here are some facts about stress fractures from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    Date Added: Sep 24, 2003

  • Intuitive Training Defined!

    By: Coach Sonnon

    If you want to prevent burn-out over-training and injuries, and if you want to continue to make positive results indefinitely, then your RPE should be one of the key factor in your program assessment.

    Date Added: Sep 10, 2003

  • Ice Or Heat For Faster Healing?


    One question many athletes ask when they get injured, is which is the best to use, ice or heat? To answer that question we must first look at the physiology behind the healing process.

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2003

  • All About Shoulder Pain.

    By: Michael Kurilla

    Part I of this two part series will examine shoulder anatomy in sufficient detail to highlight the basis for skeletal variations that can predispose certain individuals to persistent shoulder problems.

    Date Added: Jul 30, 2003

  • Get Healthy With Chiropractic! Find Out If You Need It.

    By: Chris Zaino

    I am going to discuss and share the many benefits that Chiropractic care can have on you. I am going to explain how Chiropractic and bodybuilding/fitness correlate to provide maximum results for efforts.

    Date Added: Jul 28, 2003

  • Common Exercise Problems... And How To Fix Them!

    By: Dr. Squat

    Millions of people workout every single day, but not everyone is doing their exercises correctly with proper form. Check out some of the common exercises and what people are doing wrong on them and how to change it to make sure you have perfect form on your exercises.

    Date Added: Jul 21, 2003

  • Safety In The Gym.

    By: Chris Zaino

    The basis of this article will be to go over some safety guidelines for the most common injured areas of the body while training. The knee and the back. I will also discuss cardiovascular safety guidelines as well.

    Date Added: Jun 26, 2003

  • Seven Strategies To Avoid Injuries

    By: AnimalPak

    I bet you think you just have to train hard to grow like a weed, right? Wrong, bro. To run with the big dogs, you've got to be 100% healthy and injury-free first.

    Date Added: May 20, 2003

  • Knee Surgery & The Road Back.

    By: ISSA

    On Wednesday, October 13, I had my left knee operated on arthroscopically. Find out what I did in the first 10 days to have a speedy recovery!

    Date Added: May 13, 2003

  • Bodybuilding for Babyboomers - Myths About Warmups!

    By: Babyboomers

    Not only will these warm up sets prepare the joints and muscles for the workout ahead, but also your mindset, a critical element in your overall success. So, get out to the gym, baby boomers, armed and ready to begin your daily mission towards building a legendary physique in an efficient and injury free method.

    Date Added: May 8, 2003

  • Acute Compartment Pain: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!

    By: Planet Muscle

    If you are experiencing any numbness, tingling, and inability to make a fist or are frequently dropping things, then the time to have it looked at is now. Nerve compression is an extremely unforgiving condition. And CTS ranks up there with the best of them.

    Date Added: May 6, 2003

  • Sports Injuries? Get Back In The Game Faster!

    By: MD Labs

    No matter what field of athletics you are in or what level you play at injuries are a fact of sports. How can we prevent injuries and if we get hurt how do we get back into the game, whether it be sports or just life in general, quickly?

    Date Added: May 1, 2003

  • Six Sports Injury Warning Signs!

    By: Softball Performance

    While some sports injuries are immediately evident, others can creep up slowly and progressively get worse. If you don't pay attention to both types of injuries, chronic problems can develop. Learn how to treat and prevent your injuries!

    Date Added: Apr 28, 2003

  • Joint Troubles?

    By: Will Brink

    If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic joint pain when you hit the gym, first make sure you are not making any of the most common mistakes outlined in the beginning of this article.

    Date Added: Apr 17, 2003

  • The Art Of The Comeback!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Injuries suck! Learn what I did after recovering from pneumonia and how I gradually got back into training!

    Date Added: Apr 7, 2003

  • Spotlight: Lower Back Pain

    By: Matt Danielsson

    I would like to put some light on a common problem, not only among bodybuilders but everybody. Perhaps even more with the couch potatoes because of their many hours of bad posture in front of the tube.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2003

  • Succeeding Despite Injuries!

    By: Charles Staley

    Over the years I've learned how to get the job done despite lingering injuries. Usually, it's simply a matter of swallowing your pride and doing what your inner voice is telling you to do. Learn the secrets I use to deal with them!

    Date Added: Feb 26, 2003

  • What Is Core Stability Exactly?

    By: Intensity Magazine

    The purpose of this article is to provide insight into what core stability actually is and how it can impact your training. A lot of progress has been made in recent years on the concepts of stability in musculoskeletal linkages and joints.

    Date Added: Feb 21, 2003

  • Unexpected Injuries!

    By: Mike Mahler

    One of the most frustrating things that can happen to an athlete is an unexpected injury. Especially when you have no idea how you got injured. Learn how to cope with them!

    Date Added: Feb 14, 2003

  • Preventing And Healing Injuries!

    By: Randy Herring

    I wrote this article to respond how injuries can be prevented and what to do should an injury or suspected injury occurs.

    Date Added: Feb 11, 2003

  • Pilonidal Cysts: What You Should Know!

    By: Randy Herring

    A pilonidal cyst is a sac under the skin at the base of the spine located in the opening between the buttocks muscles. Learn what it is and how to treat it!

    Date Added: Feb 3, 2003

  • Surviving Injuries!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Desire and ambition are nice qualities for a bodybuilder, but you have to exercise good judgment when determining how much is TOO much. Learn what to do when you get injured!

    Date Added: Jan 28, 2003

  • Do What You Can! Stop Making Excuses And Start Getting Huge.

    By: Kerry Dulin

    If you have achieved a competitive physique, you are most likely in pain! Shoulders, knees, elbows, lower back, somewhere you have regular pain. This is what sets the true athlete and competitor apart from someone who merely wants to be in shape.

    Date Added: Jan 17, 2003

  • Dr's Advice: Recovering From Shoulder Injuries

    By: Phano Paul Som

    If you are self proclaimed to be a true bodybuilder or powerlifter, then you will have experienced some sort of shoulder problem or injury. Just recently, this condition has resurfaced to plague my training once again. After an informative trip to the doctor's office, I will share with you some of the things that I learned.

    Date Added: Jan 13, 2003

  • The Few & Far Between: Good Spotters

    By: Jonathan Stehlik

    Learn why spotting is so important and why it is so hard to find and keep a great spotter!

    Date Added: Jan 9, 2003

  • The Five Rules For Knee Safety!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    There are many things that can influence whether you get a knee injury or not, but there are steps you can take to minimize the risk. Here they are!

    Date Added: Dec 27, 2002

  • Bodybuilding For Babyboomers: Train Right To Succeed.

    By: Babyboomers

    You have been training hard over the holiday season, but now your hurt. Learn why your body reponds different that it did 20 years ago and find out how to prevent injury!

    Date Added: Dec 26, 2002

  • Coming Back From An Injury

    By: Contributing Writer

    On July 31st I tore my left pectoral muscle while attempting to bench-press 415 pounds. On November 14th, after 106 days of recovery, I was finally given clearance to train chest, shoulders, and back. Learn what I did to recover.

    Date Added: Dec 2, 2002

  • The Rep: Learn What To Do To Not Get Hurt

    By: Matt Danielsson

    This might not seem like a very big deal - I mean, hey, just grab the barbell and hammer it out, right? Not so. In fact, the rep is just as important of a variable as any other factor when you're working out.

    Date Added: Nov 8, 2002

  • How To Stay Safe & Have Pain Free Workouts

    By: Traci Shoop

    Research has shown that people who were very active athletically as a kid will be more prone to injuries then others who start out at an older age. Learn how to prevent it!

    Date Added: Nov 4, 2002

  • The Do's And Don'ts Of Weight Training

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Time for a little checklist of do's and don'ts to make sure you're on track!

    Date Added: Oct 21, 2002

  • The Dangers Of Dumbbell Flyes

    By: Matt Danielsson

    This might be a bit of a shock to many of you, but one of the most common exercises you see in the gym when it comes to chest-training - the dumbbell fly - is pure death to you!

    Date Added: Oct 11, 2002

  • Injuries: How To Prevent & Treat Them

    By: Matt Danielsson

    There are a few time-proven tricks to drastically decrease the risk of injury, and with a little dash of common sense into the mix you'll probably be doing fine.

    Date Added: Oct 3, 2002

  • Bodybuilding For Babyboomers - Getting Past An Injury!

    By: Babyboomers

    Have you recently had an injury and just can't get past it, read on to find out how to work through your injury...

    Date Added: Sep 26, 2002

  • Positive Lifting

    By: David Knowles

    Have you ever heard someone say to his training partner "get your mind right" before a set? That's what I mean by having a certain mind-set.

    Date Added: Sep 9, 2002

  • Plateau Busting - The Sadek Way

    By: James Sadek

    I understand what people go through, I have gone through it but I wouldn't call it a plateau, that words definition

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2002

  • Bodybuilding Safety

    By: Sean Quade

    To learn the fundamentals of exercise safety, you first must be familiar to muscle anatomy.

    Date Added: Aug 25, 2002

  • Preventing and Treating Muscle Cramps

    By: James Mace

    Muscle cramps are nothing new, nor are they limited to the world of athletes. You can get cramps simply because you slept wrong the night before. There are many things that can cause cramps, but there are simple ways to prevent this.

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2002

  • Critical Shoulders And 10 Unknown Exercises

    By: Curtis Schultz

    What do you and weight training have in common? Well, other than cold iron and yourself; how about constant irritating achy shoulders? Yes, achy shoulders. The shoulder joint is the main fulcrum in all upper body movements. So, if you want to accomplish your goals in the gym you cannot afford to have shoulder problems. Learn injury prevention and 10 unknown shoulder exercises...

    Date Added: Aug 13, 2002

  • Work Those Legs

    By: Lisa Sutton

    If you want to maintain and actually increase your upper body size and strength, get serious and WORK THOSE LEGS!

    Date Added: Aug 6, 2002

  • Bodybuilding And Lower Back Pain

    By: Luis Berrios

    Yes, but before I explain you guys my new workout, here is some important information about Herniated Disk.

    Date Added: Aug 1, 2002

  • Clank and Bangers

    By: Lisa Sutton

    What would a "gym" be without the reverberation of . . . . weights CLANKING, BANGING, SLAMMING, SMASHING and CRASHING into one another?

    Date Added: Jul 29, 2002

  • Since When is High Intensity Considered Over-training?

    By: James Mace

    You're on your third and last set of squats. You take slow, deliberate breaths, feeling the adrenaline surging through your veins. With a growl of rage, you lift the bar off.

    Date Added: Jul 12, 2002

  • Muscle Injury and Overtraining

    By: David Knowles

    Most serious weight lifters have been injured before and are familiar with the drawbacks of injury. On another note, many beginning weight lifters, and even those with experience, fall into the trap of overtraining.

    Date Added: Jul 11, 2002

  • Bodybuilding And Shoulder Injury

    By: Luis Berrios

    Shoulder injuries can be caused by sports activities that involve excessive overhead motion like swimming, tennis, pitching and weightlifting.

    Date Added: Jul 10, 2002

  • A Bodybuilder's Guide To Injury Prevention

    By: Jon Huston

    Aching joints. Sore muscles. Stiff back. These are some of the many complaints most bodybuilders complain of. This article will describe some of the symptoms of common injuries and describe how to prevent them from occurring.

    Date Added: Jun 5, 2002

  • A New Method To Build Muscle Fast... And Avoid Injuries!

    By: Pete Sisco

    There are simple ways to avoid injuries and one of them is fantastically effective at building muscle. What? A safer way to lift that increases muscle building? Yes. Here is the full description and sample workouts for a few exercises.

    Date Added: Jun 3, 2002

  • Train Heavy... But Train Smart!

    By: Bryan Locke

    More muscle is what I'm after, not the approval of the pack. This should also be your attitude if you really want to see what your genetics will allow you to do. Here are two general rules to adhere to while training heavy.

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2002

  • Lower Back Safety

    By: Big Cat

    Lower back safety is an important issue. More to us than to others because a healthy lower back keeps us successful in our sport and lifestyle, but also in every day life if, and I'm sure most of us do, we plan to stay active well into old age.

    Date Added: Mar 18, 2002

  • Your Problems Are Just Memories

    By: Sherry Gideons

    One of the most powerful perspectives that we have been exploring in our courses recently is that there are no problems in this present moment. I know that may be hard to accept, but what if all the supposed problems you have right now are just memories?

    Date Added: Mar 14, 2002

  • Rebounding From Setbacks

    By: James Mace

    Keep up the tenacity, and never give up no matter what life throws your way, and your dreams will become reality! Learn how to bounce back from setbacks!

    Date Added: Feb 11, 2002

  • Your First Injury

    By: Corey St. Clair

    An estimated 3 to 5 million adults and youth are injured each year in sports and exercise which means even you will get injured sometime to one degree or another. Maybe you already have. If so, you'll find this information will describe the process you went through.

    Date Added: Feb 9, 2002

  • Listening to Your Body

    By: Big Cat

    Learn about breathing, time under tension, lifting in a natural arc, compound movements, isolation movements, increasing strength while decreasing risk of injury, strength-size relation, and much more!

    Date Added: Dec 10, 2001

  • Returning to Training After an Injury

    By: Michael Pope

    If the injury stopped you from training for two weeks, it should take two weeks to get back into your normal format. This is an easy rule to follow. The total time needed for a complete return is affected by the injury that affected you during the break in training. Get complete info here.

    Date Added: Nov 12, 2001

  • The How To's of Lifting Equipment

    By: David Knowles

    First let me start by saying that I try to use the least amount of lifting equipment while working out as possible. Lifting equipment is used in order to help your body in supporting and lifting heavier-than-normal weight. Powerlifters tend to use these aids more than any other type of lifter. The main reason is because the extremely heavy weight being used makes your body more susceptible to injury. By using specific equipment, you can reduce your chances of bodily injury.

    Date Added: Oct 6, 2001

  • The Rotator Cuff

    By: Dorian Kent

    This article will be a series of articles explaining the most common muscles that we often neglect. In our strive to be the biggest and best, we often fail to look at the little things that will help us get even bigger and better. This is about the rotator cuff.

    Date Added: Aug 23, 2001

  • Dealing With Adversity

    By: Phano Paul Som

    If you have been training regularly for a substantial amount of time, then you will know first hand that there are many different obstacles to overcome. Adversity can take many forms such as an injury, family related problems, job related problems, school, etc. However, the biggest problem to the seasoned weight trainer is none other than injury. Here's how to deal with it.

    Date Added: May 30, 2001

  • Locke's Injury Free Training

    By: Bryan Locke

    There are several different ways to train with weights, but if you are working toward the mass aspect you must train intensely using heavy weight. If you train using maximum weight you are on a thin line between optimal muscle fiber recruitment and severe muscle damage. Here are EIGHT common causes of injuries.

    Date Added: May 20, 2001

  • Issues of Safety and Coping with Adverse Conditions

    By: Big Cat

    Find out how to prevent injuries and stay healthy and find out what to do if you do get injured. These tips could save you a lot of pain.

    Date Added: Apr 21, 2001

  • Return to the Gym Workout

    By: Manny Faucett

    Recently, after training steadily for 18 months, I decided to take a long absence from the gym. It was difficult at first, since the gym atmosphere has been my second home for eight (8) years now. Here's how to get back into it.

    Date Added: Apr 20, 2001

  • Injury Free Training

    By: Jason Bennett

    A lot of times poor technique leads to injury, causing someone to have to put off their training... therefore setting farther back their goals of becoming a Greek god. Learn how to prevent injuries forever!

    Date Added: Mar 29, 2001

  • Stretching Exercises

    By: Cynthia Oosting

    Let's face it, a workout wouldn't be complete without proper stretching exercises. We all need a certain amount of flexibility to accomplish our daily activities and duties. But by going beyond that and working at increasing your range of motion through special techniques can bring great benefits.

    Date Added: Mar 25, 2001

  • Form Versus Weight/Momentum

    By: Manny Fausett

    Currently in any gym in the world, a person can walk in and find a lifter, regardless of gender, weight training with an unrealistic weight; throwing the weights around instead of focusing on form and maximum muscle contraction. The purpose of this article is to hopefully, avoid some of the common pitfalls regarding weight training for muscular development.

    Date Added: Feb 24, 2001

  • Strained Muscle? Protein will fix it, right?

    By: Brian Lane

    Wrong. Protein is only half the key. Here is the best way to treat it so you can get back in the gym!

    Date Added: Feb 9, 2001

  • Theraputic Aides For Fitness & Bodybuilding

    By: Cynthia Oosting

    In this article, I will talk about common therapies that will help you recover from your training, relax your body/muscles and enhance your performances. Read it and relax!

    Date Added: Sep 22, 2000

  • Injury Prevention and Treatment

    By: Nathan Underhill

    Some injuries are so slight and common that we barely notice them, others are serious and may require a physician. An injury can lead to a serious setback, so it is important to learn how to prevent them, work around them, and treat them.

    Date Added: Apr 1, 2000

  • Setbacks

    By: Todd Blue

    Ah, the most hated thing in bodybuilding, having a setback right in the middle of great progress. Who would know more about this right now than me, and what a time to have one? At some point in time we will all have them, some minor and some major. Luckily I will only be out of commission for about 3 weeks and not many months so I can't complain too much. But, it does suck nonetheless. Read more!

    Date Added: Mar 20, 2000