The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Three Common Swimming and SCUBA Myths in the News Again

    On Monday July 7, a news show Troubled Waters featured a story of two scuba divers who floated 19 hours overnight after they and their dive boat did not connect after a dive on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.In their television interview, the...

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  • Better Achilles Tendon Stretch

    A frequently seen stretch for the calf muscles and Achilles tendon is the "lunge and lean" pictured at right. It is one of the least effective ways to stretch your calf and Achilles. Although many people spend much time doing this stretch, they of...

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  • Quick Fix?

    When is "quick fix" not a bad thing? When something is not right, there are times to make it right, then and there.The health, injury prevention, and physical rehabilitation methods I developed are designed to quickly identify and stop sources of ...

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  • Quick Hamstring Stretch At Work

    Bending over from a stand to touch the toes may "work" to stretch the hamstrings, but puts degenerative forces on the discs, whether you keep your back straight or rounded. It is also not a functional way to stretch. It is not done in the manner y...

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  • Back to School With Fitness Fixer

    Teachers, coaches, parents, babysitters, trainers, and others have asked me for retraining drills to do with their sports teams, exercisers, and regular school classes.I will start a series of short articles, one topic per article.Each will have s...

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  • Extremes, Survival, Injuries, Faster Higher Stronger - Fitness Fixer

    My professional and life work is understanding and studyMy professional and life work is understanding and studying the fastest, highest, quickest, coldest, hottest, bravest, strongest in human physiology. I study the body in extremes. I study wha...

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  • Thank You LaikaSpoetnik Grand Rounds From The Netherlands

    Thank you Jacqueline for hosting Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 2 this week on the LaikaSpoetnik MedLibLog and including my article Fast Fitness - Stretch For Menstrual Cramps - a quick stretching technique to ease symptoms of menstrual and other uterin...

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  • Aren't You Supposed To Stick Your Behind Out to Sit Down or Do Squats?

    A commonly repeated phrase in fitness training and programs is "neutral spine" and "tuck the tail" for healthier lower spine posture. Many people know this, repeat this, teach this, write articles about it, then jut their hip too far out in back a...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds from the South Pacific

    Thank you Mariana’s Eye for hosting Grand Rounds this week, for including my post Simulation Suit To Feel the Pain of Osteoarthritis in this week's votes for the best medical posts of the week, and for reminding readers that The Fitness Fixer chan...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Posterior Hip, Iliotibial, and Piriform Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Quickly improve a common stretch for the back and side of the hip.Note step 2 and 3 which slides the supporting leg sideways. That change makes it different from the usual ankle over knee stretch:Lie face up. Bend one...

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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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