The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Plyometric Partner Bench Press for Valentine's Week

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Have fun together as you strengthen arms, shoulders, chest, back, wrists, and core, while practicing neutral spine, speed, teamwork, and cooperation in a fun plyometric partner bench press.Lie face up with both arms h...

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  • Down the Stairs

    Readers Carol, Don, Teresa, AJ, and others asked about strength, and knee pain and placement when descending stairs.Physical trainer Teresa wrote:"Hello Dr. Bookspan,"The post on "Better Exercise on the Stairs" from July 2007 contains the followin...

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  • 91 Year Old Water Skier

    Edith McAllister was born in 1918 and lives in San Antonio. Here is a video of her water skiing at the age of 91.Click the > arrow to play this short movie:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-OzZppi1kw&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]If v...

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  • Fast Fitness - Quick Strength for Everything

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - build on a previous Fast Fitness to increase strength of body and core. Strengthen almost everything with this fun move.The post Fast Fitness - High Core Strength For The New Year on January 2 2009 showed holding a pl...

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  • What is Thai Massage?

    There are many claims for massage, some real and some exaggerated or false. I searched for methods that provide real benefit. I studied sports massage in India and Nepal, and in certification programs of Shiatsu in Japan, TuiNa in China, and Nuad ...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.49 Shows We're Listening

    Thank you Susan at Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good for hosting Grand Rounds 3.49.This week Grand Rounds selected medical posts that reflected Narrative Medicine, which Susan says has three essential components:Attention: Listening carefully to ...

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  • Dr. Bookspan's Ab Revolution™ Core Retraining Relieves Spondylolisthesis Pain

    When a vertebra in the lower spine slides forward on the one below it, it is called spondylolisthesis. In June, I will be presenting my research at an international medical meeting, on a technique I developed to relieve the lower back pain that re...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.26 Suture for a Living

    Big thanks to the blog Suture for a Living for hosting Grand Rounds Vol 6, No 26 and including two of my articles among the votes for best medical writing of the week. Both Grand Round choices are reader success stories from Peggy Santamaria, who ...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.15

    Thank You Dr. Nick Genes for hosting Grand Rounds Volume 6, Number 15, the first of the New Year and including my Fitness Fixer Reader Hall Of Fame 2009 in the list of best medical writing of the week.Congratulations to all Fitness Fixer readers w...

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  • Children Have Huge Potential

    Don't miss this beautiful short clip sent to me by my Russian reader Tamara.Watch![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZLaZyMpfUI&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]Jurij years old is 7 and Karina 6If video doesn't load, tryhttp://www.youtube.com/wa...

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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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