The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Fast Fitness - Relaxing Hip, Leg, and Groin Stretch

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - A nice stretch for inside leg and hip that does not involve sitting. It is called Rocket Ship:Lie face down. Feel both hipbones touch flat on the floor.Bring one knee out to the side. Don't rock or tilt to the side. K...

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  • Dinosaur of Grand Rounds 3.23

    "#1 Dinosaur" is the name of the family doctor who hosted Grand Rounds 3.23 this week, illustrating a theme of how things have changed, and not changed, in medicine.Thank you #1 Dinosaur for including my post When Did Health Become Thinking Out O...

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  • Do Military Chants Help Running? - The Jody Calls

    When I was in the military, we ran. A lot. Every day. I love to run fast. When we ran, we sang. What did we sing? What they told us to sing - How much we loved to run. How much we loved everything about the military. Why? It kept us from saying wh...

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  • Back Pain From Running

    One of my areas of injury research for both Army and Navy aeromedical systems was preventing back pain from running. Disease Non-Battle Injuries (DNBI) from exercising in the gym and doing PT is a huge military issue - grounding far more personnel...

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  • Fast Fitness - More Plank Chess and Success Photos

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - strong mind in a strong body - readers Paul J and son sent in their success playing their invention - plank chess:Paul J writes:"This time we played a complete game."We had to hold the plank during our turn."Once aga...

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  • Thank You Dr. Donnell for GrandRounds

    Thank you Dr. Donnell for the big work of hosting Grand Rounds vol. 10 no. 3 this week.Dr. Donnell's Notes from Dr. RW included my post Carrying Schoolbooks Is Not the Cause of Back Pain, calling it, "ergonomically smart book carrying."Grand Round...

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  • Fast Fitness - Core Hip & Body, Posture Strength & Balance

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - training and challenging abdominal muscles to hold neutral spine.Use this, not as an exercise to "do," but to use to retrain neutral spine. Reader Mike, who did a A Whole Big Fix sent this photo to illustrate:Hold a p...

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  • Fun Steve Loses Weight With Fitness Fixer

    Reader Steve writes me funny updates. Steve fixed his back pain that surgeons said was hopeless, using my methods. Then his knees, arches, neck, and various dings and injuries he gets during his active life as an adventurer and professional photog...

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  • Free Wiki-DVD Project of Fitness Fixer Techniques

    Reader Sandra wrote:"Hi Dr. Bookspan:I would love it (as I'm sure countless others would) if you would produce and make available workout DVD's for healthy and safe weight lifting, cardio and yoga workouts. Since reading your material I've been d...

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  • Thank you Dr. LaPuma for Grand Rounds

    Thank you Dr. John LaPuma for Grand Rounds 3.16 this week on his website, Let Food Be Your Medicine.Dr. LaPuma featured my post Stomach Acid Drugs Increase Osteoporosis and Hip Fractures. The post offers several good foods which work better than s...

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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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