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  • Respiratory Muscle Training for Swimming, Diving, and Running

    At the diving and hyperbaric conference three weeks ago, I attended sessions on respiratory muscle training for underwater operations. It is a topic of interest for those in charge of combat swimmers, and anyone doing physical training.In one stud...

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  • Lung Training from the Exercise Ball

    The week before I left to teach at the Wilderness conference, I taught my University yoga class entirely on an exercise ball. I will post about functional movement on a ball in weeks to come.We don't use three of the most ineffective things you ca...

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  • Unhealthy Yoga Ankles

    Just as there are foods that are bad for you, and just as some common medicines have side effects to make you sicker instead of better, there are several yoga moves that injure directly or predispose you to later injury. This is true, not just for...

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  • Triathlon

    This week - a fun series with a post each day about triathlons.A triathlon is usually a race, where each competitor swims, bikes, and runs one continuous effort. The first person to finish all three is considered the course time-winner. The order ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Second Group Functional Training Exercise: Ankle Stability and Ability

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - the second of the promised series of Functional Fitness Training (call it FFT or Bookspan Basics until we create a better name) that you can teach your teams, squads, classes, students, kids, groups, battalions, etc.A...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.42

    Thank you Grand Rounds for including my post Fixing Posture - No Exercise Needed among the best medical posts of last week.Thank you The Blog That Ate Manhattan TBTAM for hosting Volume 4 number 42. TBTAM said my post was just about Fixing Posture...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.22 and JC

    Thank you to Daily Interview for hosting Grand Rounds 4.22 last week, and for including my post Cauda Equina - Result Not Cause.Grand Rounds on the web is a lot of work for the person hosting, who compiles links to their vote for the best posts a...

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  • What Is The Difference Between A Leg Press and a Squat?

    Is a leg press the same as a squat upside down? Both the squat and leg press bend and straighten the legs against resistance. But something special makes opposite forces on the joints.The post Exercising With A Friend - Partner Leg Press showed a ...

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  • Is Healthy Living Less Expensive?

    Do you have to spend money to be healthy? A look around typical food market carts shows much spent on unhealthy food and products (photo, right). This post is the start of a new Fitness Fixer feature of Fast Finance Fixes - saving money while bein...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds Profit In Medicine

    Thank you EdwinLeap.com for hosting Grand Rounds January 6th and including my post Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery Unnecessaryin the list of the best medical posts of last week.On the web, Grand Rounds is a list of posts that the host spe...

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

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

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