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  Flexibility is often confused with the need to stretch and that is then equated with your mobility. So, let's first start by defining flexibility and mobility. Flexibility is your passive (relaxed) range of motion. For example, while standing ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Grappling is my first and forever love. That will be an awkward conversation with my future wife. My love of grappling eventually led to an appreciation and fondness for other forms of unarmed comb ...
I am writing an open letter to you to tell you how grateful I am for your trust, your commitment, and your strength. You see, it is with your strength that I have grown as a person and a coach. Your belief in me has led me to grow what I love which is hel ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   I am a big fan of exercise and as a chiropractor, I see a great many sports-related injuries that could have been prevented. No one who loves their game, whatever it may be, wants to take time off ...
My how the years fly by. It seems like yesterday, you were rolling your eyes listening to elders go on about how they remember being young and not having all these aches and pains—how they remember being your age, full of energy and unhampered by th ...
Every trainer has had a client who simply loves to exercise. These clients love pushing themselves to get better, are constantly aiming to set new PRs, and will quickly inform you when a workout is too easy. They often remind us of how fun our job can be. ...
Photo by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   It is the age of instant gratification. Whether an athlete training for performance or a New Year’s resolutioner trying to get healthy, we want our results and we want them yesterday. When we succu ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an enigmatic man. Stricken with polio, he never allowed himself to be photographed in his wheelchair, not wanting anyone to see him in a "weakened" state. Hi ...
  When it comes to menopause, there have been conflicting reports, some saying women who are very active, workout a lot or other physical endeavors, may be less likely to experience menopause before the age of 45, while some have found evidence to t ...
  Sometimes you're stuck at home. Maybe you work from home. Maybe you have pre-school children. Maybe you have pre-school children and work from home. Or, maybe you just don't want to go out because it's raining, it's snowing, or you ...
  Most people get into the lifting game to look better. Sure, many start training because of sports, but for the vast majority, it is a twinge of vanity that pulls them to the gym after they no longer have to train. Guys go to the gym to hit the mir ...
Sports photography by Bev Childress   America's Independence Day is July 4th, and Mexico's is September 16th. I know what you're thinking. "Isn't it Cinco de Mayo?" The fifth of May celebrates the Mexican Army's victory ...
There is growing evidence that in an occupational setting the way in which we lift an object up does not have an effect on injury outcome for lower back pain.   New in vivo studies have demonstrated little difference in intradiscal pressures and rece ...
I’ll admit that the backlash against the bodybuilding bros seemed cool at first, but things escalated quickly and both sides of the argument digressed into fitness tribalism, the kind that reminds one of the yelling matches in grade school gym class ...
  Greg Walsh is a sincere man. He looks like he could tear your head off with his bare hands and grind your bones into dust, but he couldn't be a nicer, warmer, more unassuming guy in person. It's Walsh's mind that is brutal, never the m ...
One of the most common injuries is a rotator cuff injury. The statistic, according to the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, states that in 2006, 7.5 million people made a visit to their doctor for shoulder problems. Why? We aren’t all athletes subject ...
  In research that was published in the journal Cell Metabolism1 on August 30, 2018, researchers at the Salk Institute found that disruptions to animals' 24-hour rhythms of activity and rest - which in humans is linked to eating for most of the ...