The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds 5.23

    Thank you to The Blog That Ate Manhattan for including my post Hamstring to Quadriceps Ratios Not the Answer in Knee Injury in the Volume 5 number 23 edition of Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical post...

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  • Fast Fitness - Third Group Functional Training Exercise: Ankles and Knees in Jumps and Landings

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - third in the series of Functional Fitness Training (Bookspan Basics) to teach your teams, squads, classes, students, kids, groups, battalions, etc.Assemble your group in neat rows. Stand in front in view of all. Tell ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Even More Core With No Forward Bending

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - build on a previous Fast Fitness for increased strength of body and core. Strengthen almost everything with this fun move.Fast Fitness - High Core Strength For The New Year showed holding a plank (pushup) position wit...

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  • Functional Achilles Stretch

    Sitting in full squat with heels down can be healthful and useful. Squatting for daily life is a built-in Achilles stretch, more effective and functional than the standard "lunge and lean stretch" against the wall, or lowering one heel from a step...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds Holiday for Including Our Academy's Awards

    Thank you to the blog Florencedotcom for hosting grand rounds this week and including Academy Awards - Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine Awards Leading World Health 2009 among votes for the week's best medical writing.This week's Grand Round...

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  • Diving With the Japanese Ama Divers

    Last week's story started our travel to several Japanese villages to live and dive with the AmaSan breath-hold divers, the SeaWomen. It continues here.The SeaWomen told me their stories. "I started when I was eight years old," one told me. "I gath...

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  • Getting Stronger is for Everyone

    I received several e-mails from people who tried the Quick and Fun Arm and Body Strengthener in the previous post. Readers were happy with their new-found understanding that being able to hold up their own body weight is important, empowering, hea...

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  • Does an Exercise Ball Make You Sit Straight?

    Healthline staff helpfully sent in photos of sitting at work on an exercise ball. Both photos show obvious slouching and forward rounding.A ball does not make you sit upright or prevent unhealthful, uncomfortable sitting position. You can sit upri...

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  • Fast Fitness - Fifth Group Functional Training: Ankle and Knee Safety With Lateral Movement

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - fifth in the series of Functional Fitness Training (FFT) to teach your group, teams, classes, students, kids, battalions…In this FFT, learn to be ready for changing direction, cutting, lateral movement, landing to the...

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  • Innovation in Abdominal Muscles

    A standard recommendation for back pain is to stand with one foot up, or in front of the other. Why? Pubs often have a foot rail to put your foot up. Why? This post shows 1. A major missed cause of the pain, 2. An innovative relief, 3. The missing...

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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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