The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Instantly Better Hip and Quadriceps Stretch

    The purpose of the quadriceps stretch is to lengthen the front hip muscles. It is often done in ways that do not stretch the front muscles. The standing quadriceps is done by bending one knee to clasp the foot in your hand behind you (or rest it o...

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  • Fast Fitness - Isometric Abs Training

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - learn how to use your abdominal muscles for what they need to do in real life - hold your spine in neutral position, even against resistance:Lie flat, face up. Legs out straight, as if standing up. Hold a weight a few...

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  • Your Fitness Fixer Requests in the Works

    Thank you for the many e-mails. I am sorting through the piles. Readers are sending success stories, long and short, of improving their lives and fixing injuries and the moves that produced them. They changed their mindset so that exercise is not ...

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  • Do You Lose Most Of Your Heat Through Your Head?

    Losing most of your heat through your head is a popular myth. Head heat loss is not the majority of body heat lost. Not even close.Years of my career in research have been to study how the human body performs in extremes - exercise, injury states ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.51

    Thank you to The Efficient MD for hosting an efficient Grand Rounds 3.51 this week, and including my post Innovation in Abdominal Muscles.Exercising the abdominal muscles is not the key in stopping lower back pain. Using them when standing to deli...

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  • Which Ancient Exercise Gives Focus and Concentration?

    People often meditate by staring at a candle but tense their shoulders preparing dinner and driving, hold their breath to lift things, and are easily distressed when someone cuts in front of them.My husband Paul and I studied martial arts in sever...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.46

    Thank you to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei for hosting Grand Rounds 3.46 on her blog Eye on DNA and for including my post Overlooked Ab Muscles in Overhead Lifts.Dr. Lei said the post "uses some very illustrative pictures."In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a l...

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  • Using a Handstand for More Than an Exercise - Real Life

    A reader wrote about the handstand against wall in the post Fast Fitness - Easy Handstand for Balance, Upper Body Strength -The Movie. GingerB said,"My Yoga teachers uses that, but you hold you legs at a right degree angle to the floor. It forces ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.29

    Thank you Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes for hosting Grand Rounds 6.29 this week and including my article Surgery For Achilles Tendon May Not Improve Recovery among his votes for the best in medical writing this week.Dr. Emer wrote: "Dr. Jolie Boo...

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  • Fast Fitness - Sprain Prevention and Rehab Training

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - feel how your own muscles work to hold ankle position, so that you can have stable ankles without artificial shoe supports or bracing, which weaken the supporting muscles from disuse:Stand with feet parallel and look ...

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About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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