The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Healthier Carrying - Get Free Ab Exercise and Stop Pain

    Do you overly arch your lower back when you carry things in front of you, as in the photo at left? Arching your lower back and leaning back to carry anterior loads is common source of pressure and loading on your lower back, whether you are carryi...

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  • Your Muscles Are Your Orthotics for Arches, Knock Knee, and Knee Pain

    David from Belgium has been a success story and valuable contributor. He frequently makes us photos and movies showing how to fix pain and unhealthful fitness using Fitness Fixer techniques. He first left a comment on a post in 2007:"I'm training ...

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  • Summer of Garden Exercise, Fall Harvest

    We planted a vegetable garden this Spring in my mother's field. Hard exercise changed a rocky ruined area into beautiful food. It's getting cold now. Readers asked how the garden turned out. Here are stories:We are harvesting. By afternoon it is d...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds, I Think

    Thank you Grand Rounds for including my post Gluteal Muscles Myth - Shaking the Dog’s Paw among the best medical posts of the week.Grand Rounds on the web is an electronic collection of notable medical posts hosted by one medical blogger each week...

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  • Prevent Knee Pain When Rowing

    Rowing can be fun, and good functional exercise.To prevent knee pain when rowing any craft or machine that uses foot bracing, foot wells, or other foot counter-force, do not push off the ball of the foot, pictured above.Keep your heels down. Push ...

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  • Making Thai Massage Healthier Part II - Avoid Snapping Elbows or Knees Backward

    The previous two posts told a little about Thai massage, and some of the benefits and pitfalls.Some massage practioners say that Thai massage is an "energy-based" system, not a physical one. However, there are direct physical moves that bring dire...

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  • Feeling Better Than She Ever Has Part I - Fixing Herniated Disk and Reclaiming Active Life

    Barbara's story came in over several weeks. Barbara thought she was healthy and active, and had done years of yoga. She had years of lower back pain, then a sudden onset of severe pain, leg weakness, and numbness. She couldn't push off effectively...

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  • Thank You to Grand Rounds at Emergiblog

    "When someone does something good, applaud. You will make two people happy."- Samuel GoldwynThank you to Emergiblog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post Breasts Causing Upper Back Pain is a Myth. On the web, Grand Rounds is a...

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  • Thank You SharpBrains Grand Rounds - Brain and Cognition Edition

    Thank you Dr. Alvaro Fernandez for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my article Fast Fitness - BIPOD Reader Prescription for Healthier Feet in the list of best medical writing of the week. Congrats featured reader Paul J, who prescribed...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.37

    Thank you Happy Hospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds 4.37 this week and for including my post Indiana Jones Rocket Sled among the selections for best medical posts of the week.The Happy Hospitalist said, "Where can you read about "doing an Elvis" ...

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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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