The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Pain Free Trekking to Kingdom of Lo

    This is the story of trekking to record the sacred music and art of LUNG-TA, the Windhorse.Travel was by horseback and walking, at elevations approaching 14,000 feet, over treacherous areas with washouts, slides and erosion, some with sheer drop-o...

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  • Cardiovascular CleanUp

    Reader Robert Davis has been enthusiastically sending in success story after success story. He sent his first story of fixing a painful back injury from weightlifting - Fixed Injuries, Got Strong, With Functional Exercise.Since getting the idea o...

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  • Freed From Pain, He Rides Again

    Reader Bill Slabonik had sports injuries, motorcycle and bicycling accidents. He was a good exerciser and hard worker, doing all the conventional exercises and ways of lifting during his regular workouts, long hours sitting as a pilot, and vigorou...

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  • Fast Fitness - How To Be An Inspiring Success and Send In Your Story

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - How to Be in the Fitness Fixer Hall of Fame.The 2009 Fitness Fixer Hall of Fame listed readers who fixed their fitness and sent their stories. How can you be in the Hall of Fame 2010?Send in your reader inspiring succ...

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  • Exercising With A Friend - Partner Leg Press

    It's Valentine week. Each post this week will show a fun way to improve health with a friend.The Partner Leg Press strengthens your legs, hips, and posture muscles, and practices balance and good body position. It can be safely done with children ...

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  • 14,000 Miles on a Bike - Herniating and Fixing Discs

    Kristin S was run over by a hit-and-run driver while biking home from work. The car's trailer hitch crushed her face, nose, jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets inward to her sinus cavities. After Kristin's reconstructive surgery, her step-mother, a s...

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  • Gaze Perseid Meteors Without Neck Pain

    This weekend in the Northern Hemisphere, the moon will be new, and the night dark, and the skies filled with the shooting stars of the Perseid Meteor shower.Every 130 years or so, the Swift-Tuttle comet circles the Sun, streaming icy, dusty debris...

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  • Beware of Hype in Training Methods

    In fitness, odd and sham training methods are repeated, often whether they are true or not. It's important to remember this. A good example of avoiding this pitfall came from Mark Spitz, who swam at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics. As of this writing i...

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  • Get Muscles for Christmas

    Readers have been e-mailing me to ask what supplements to buy for holiday presents to get muscular and slim. This post will cover a bit about protein supplements for exercising.Advertising for protein supplement products wants you to believe that ...

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  • Reader Success With Functional Fitness Training - Stronger Ankles, Better Balance

    Here is a good start to October. I had invited readers to send in names for my group Functional Fitness Training program (tentatively named FFT) and success stories using it. Reader Paul J sent in both. He wrote:"I don't think I can come up with a...

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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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