The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Straighten and Stretch Hip While Strengthening Core, Arms, Legs, and Balance

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Increase strength and muscular endurance of your body working as a whole, and learn to keep neutral spine and good hip position against resistance.From a pushup position, turn to the side, raising one arm overhead, h...

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  • Independence Day for Fitness

    Today is Independence Day in the United States. The Declaration of Independence was drafted in June of 1776. Signing began by July. The paper itself didn't grant independence - work continued until independence came a few years later. After gettin...

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  • Fast Fitness - Strengthen Hand and Wrist

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - strengthen forearm, hand, and wrist while practicing a useful skill (functional exercise).Use a screwdriver to push in and turn a screw into a block of wood. Then drive two more.Using the same hand, reverse direction ...

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  • New Years Resolutions for Fitness Success - Reader Hall of Fame

    Happy New Year to readers on the Gregorian Calendar.Happy day to the rest.For your New Year's Resolutions, here are real stories from readers that appeared here on Fitness Fixer.Readers tell how they used these methods for stronger, healthier, pai...

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  • Thank You Canadian Medicine Grand Rounds

    Thank you to the blog canadianmedicine for including my post How Much Inward Curve Space Should There Be In The Lower Back? in this week's edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the ...

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  • Surgery for Knee Arthritis, Meniscus, Not Needed To Stop Pain, Restore Function

    Good news. If you don't like or want knee surgery for most arthritis or meniscus injury, you don't have to have it. Lack of need for surgery has been demonstrated over many years in rehabilitation populations, and in a mostly ignored older clinica...

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  • What is Neutral Spine and Why Does Sticking Out In Back Harm?

    "Neutral spine" is an often-used phrase in exercise and back pain rehab. What does your spine have to do to be neutral? What does it matter?In general, (this interesting topic can be involved) think of a line through the crest of your hipbone from...

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  • Fast Fitness - Figuring Heart Rate Training Range

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - How to know what heart rate will give you a cardiovascular training effect.Several formulas calculate exact heart ranges and "target heart rates." There are a variety of commercial (expensive) heart rate monitors. Arg...

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  • Thai Boxing

    Meet your new training partner. This is not box-aerobics. This is Muay Thai, which means Thai boxing. Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. It is the devastating "Art of eight limbs" using two fists, two feet, two elbows, and two knees. Mua...

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  • Fast Fitness - Balance Contest!

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - another contest! Do you know what constitutes ability in balance as a lifestyle? Tell us!On the urging of reader Mr. Georges Nakhlé, I started the Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine (AFEM) to train people in heal...

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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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