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  • Thank You Grand Rounds LIVE - First Combination Webcast and Print Version

    Thank you Doc Gurley - Posts from an Insane Healthcare System for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post Do Military Chants Help Running? - The Jody Calls.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts f...

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  • Overlooked Ab Muscles in Overhead Lifts

    The cheerleaders in the photo at right are letting their lower spine overarch.Their hip tilts forward in front and sticks out in back.It is an unhealthy, pain-producing spine position.Can you see it?Can you see it better nowwith arrows showing the...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.27

    Thank you to Dr. Stuart Henochowicz, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P. for hosting Grand Rounds 3.27 this week on his blog MedViews. Grand Rounds is a collection of selected medical blogs of the week.Dr. Henochowicz included my post Muay Thai Monks on Horseb...

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  • Strengthen a Neighbor, Strengthen a Community

    Three years ago, Merlene's closest friend died. Merlene, who is 74, lost all motivation. Because she was not exercising, she gained a lot of weight. This is where Ivy came in...Ivy from New Zealand, frequent success story contributor, wrote me in...

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  • High Fat Meals Hurt Lung Function

    I am still getting caught up with work from the sports medicine meeting I attended in late May.An interesting study was presented at the pulmonary and respiratory physiology session -"Effects of a High-Fat Meal on Pulmonary Function in Healthy Sub...

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  • Grand Rounds Features Fitness Fixer Recycling on Grand Rounds Edition, "What's on the Menu?"

    Thank you Kerri at the blog SixUntilMe for including my Fast Fitness post Recycling and the Movie "Garbage Dreams" in this week's Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week. A differe...

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  • Fast Fitness - Strengthen by Changing Your Plank

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - fix your plank (hold pushup position) to strengthen core and wrists, and train standing neutral spine posture. In yoga the plank is done in high and low positions called chaturunga.A sagging inward curve to the lower ...

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  • Thank you Grand Rounds 3.53

    Thank you to KevinMD for hosting Grand Rounds this week and recommending my post Good Life Works Better Than Bad Ab Exercise, which introduces why you can get better exercise without abdominal crunches (curl-ups or sit-ups) and why they harm your ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Fourth Group Functional Training Exercise, Functional Upper Back Stretch

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness from the 2009 Black Belt Hall of Fame. I am here teaching and learning.In my "Stretching Smarter" workshop here, I teach healthier ways to move and stretch for daily life and sports. One is the fourth Functional Fitness...

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  • Is Bad Martial Arts Good Exercise?

    This week marked several beginnings. The equinox began the journey of the sun away from the northern hemisphere bringing longer nights. The festivals of Ramadan, St. Sophia, Navarati and others celebrate origins and understanding. The university s...

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

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