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Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Most people probably know that in order to lose weight they need to eat less and exercise more, as a basic rule. Yet, without the motivation, most people don't do any of that and they have a ha ...
If you’ve haven’t been working out with a suspension trainer, or you only use the one at your gym/house sporadically, you are missing out. According to a small 2014 Journal of Sports Science & Medicine study, seven weeks of instability tra ...
  I began competing in men's physique this year and placed third in my second competition. The Mr. Olympia contest was the past weekend, and I couldn’t help but be inspired to talk about my own experiences competing in a bodybuilding event ...
“My dear child, I do not worry about the bleakness of life. I worry about the bleakness of having no challenges in life.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Letter to my Unborn Daughter   Life doesn’t go according to our narrow plans. Flights are de ...
When did one's diet become a religion? Watching a low carb versus high carb debate is like watching the Crusades; no horses or swords, just powerpoint slides, and straw man arguments. After two, mind-numbing hours you end up with a bunch of nothing&md ...
My alarm goes off. I look at my phone and see that it is 5:30 am. I just went to bed five hours earlier because I was stuck in a Netflix binge-watching session.   As I get out of bed, I notice my back feels tight. I lethargically walk over to the cof ...
Coach Jesse Irizarry at JDI Barbell in New York, New York   When someone tells me they don’t take supplements, I usually don’t believe them. Those who fancy themselves as whole food eaters often don’t realize that they are suppleme ...
Coach Micki Pauley teaching a Warrior Body class in Morgantown, West Virginia   The holidays are right around the corner and for many this means slowing down fitness routines, but for myself and other fitness professionals, it becomes important to f ...
Photography by Los Angeles, California artist Lauren Hillary   On the list of my ten all-time favorite movies the top two are comic book movies and half are mob movies. Growing up, if it had an inkling of the mafia, I watched them all. Som ...
  There is nothing like the feeling of strong, vibrant movement in wide-open spaces. Something just feels right about those workouts that break us out of the gym confines and allow us to explore a more three-dimensional, undomesticated fitness exper ...
  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. ...
Au Bon bone broth is premium quality bone broth that tastes amazing and is excellent for your health. Broths are all the rave at the moment, yet broths have been used for a very long time as a healing remedy. Drinking bone broth supports healthy joint fun ...