The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • 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 - 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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  • 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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  • Disc Pain - Not a Mystery, Easy to Fix

    Discs are tough cushions between your spine bones (left-hand drawing). They are living parts of your body. When you bend forward, the front of your vertebrae (back bones) squeeze closer together. The space between the back of each vertebrae opens....

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  • Fast Fitness - Develop Ankle Stability Sense While Stretching

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - prevent a common source of overstretched lateral ankle ligament, which is one contributor to repeated sprains - turning the ankle when stretching:When you stretch your hip and legs, or sit cross legged or in yoga pose...

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  • Fast Fitness - Prevent Wrist Pain During Pushups and Cooking

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Learn to use strength and good joint positioning instead of compressing the wrist joint during activities that put weight on a bent wrist.Good positioning and strength is more effective than splinting wrists straight...

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  • How To Treat Ankle Sprains and Prevent Them

    The post Which Shoes Help Exercise, Fall Prevention, and Ankles? showed why you don't need high top shoes, or arch supports, or orthotics to prevent your arches and ankles from sagging inward (pronation, arch flattening, or flat feet). You can qui...

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  • Surfer's Myelopathy

    I have received urgent inquires from physicians and reporters after an ABC news report came out on surfer's myelopathy - lower body paralysis occurring shortly after surfing.The main suspected mechanism is standing or lying for long periods with ...

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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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