The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Friday Fast Fitness - Better Shoulder and Triceps Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Quick shoulder and triceps stretch, without adding new bad positioning. Use this instead of the usual stretch of pulling elbow overhead with the other hand, which usually results in leaning the head forward and archin...

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  • Better Stretches for Swimming - Cook Strait Update

    The September equinox was this weekend. At the moment of the equinox, the center of the disk of the sun crosses the equator. The northern hemisphere comes into Fall while the southern hemisphere begins Spring. For the day before and after that mom...

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  • American College of Sports Medicine Meeting

    Hello from the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), held this year in New Orleans. The meeting is attended by thousands of researchers, physicians, allied health, trainers, educators, scientists, and others.Sports medi...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 6.23

    Thank you to the blog Dr. Anonymous for collecting and listing the best medical writing of the week for Grand Rounds Volume 6 number 23, and including my article How Many Sets And Reps Does It Take?In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doct...

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  • Next Workshops on Healthier Stretching and Fixing Neck and Back Pain

    I will hold 2 different fun, fast moving workshops this March and April."Fix Your Own Back Pain - Medical Breakthroughs in Non-Surgical Treatment" will be given at two locations, one in downtown (center city) Philadelphia, and one in a northern su...

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  • Happy Lunar New Year

    The New Year is beginning in many places around the world. Happy Lunar New Year on Feb 18th - Sheng Dan Kuai Le Xin Nian Yu Kuai. To my friends who prefer Cantonese Chinese - Sing Dan Fae Lok. Gung Hai Fat Choi. To family, readers, and friends in ...

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  • Fast Fitness - Don't Shorten Hip When Stretching Hamstring

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Get a more functional hamstring stretch, and a built-in posturally helpful functional stretch to the front of the hip at the same time.When lying on your back to stretch your hamstrings by lifting one leg:Lie flat. Ke...

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  • Common Exercises Teach Upper Back and Neck Pain

    Tuesday night is martial arts class. It had rained all day. A few students were absent. They missed class on how to toughen body and spirit because of water? Next time it pours I think I should hold class outside. In fairness, the students who mis...

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  • Fast Fitness Halloween

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Encourage health, not disease on Halloween.Instead of junk candy, what about:Give "Pledge to be Drug Free" stickers. If you don't have preprinted stickers, easily make some with blank stickers or labels, colored marke...

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  • Olympic Fast Friday

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - learn some Chinese for the Olympics.The Olympic ceremonies start at 8:08 p.m. on the 8th day of the 8th month in 2008. Eight is an auspicious number for the Chinese. Whether you agree or disagree with politics in the ...

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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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