The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Want Weightlifting? Plant A Food Garden

    For weightlifters who enjoy Olympic lifts, rows, cable cross-overs, curls, and all the other good stuff with endless heavy weight, you may like growing vegetables.We have been tilling a vegetable garden from a rocky field at my Mom's. Seems her ho...

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  • Fast Friday - Valentine's Day Partner Weightlifting

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - don't leave your love to do weight lifting alone, lift your love:Partner 1 (white uniform) stands straight and lifts partner 2 (black uniform) onto forearms. Partner 1 (white uniform) does biceps curls and other lifts...

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  • Quick and Easy Strength and Balance Exercise

    Several readers sent e-mails about the last post, asking about being able to sit on the floor. Many said they are so tight and weak that it is hard for them to get down, and not comfortable to sit comfortably and straight, as in the photo at left....

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  • Winner - Contest to Name The Illustration

    Reader Paul J has been named Winner of the contest to name the figure who illustrates many of my books, articles in Fitness Fixer, web site articles, and Academy teaching materials.The comic figure who educates about healthy movement continues fro...

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  • Celebrate the Holidays

    How do people from Thailand celebrate their birthday? Traditionally they give gifts to others.Young Thai children are thrilled when their birthday arrives, so that they can give giftsand do good.They will give extra food and gifts to monks (right)...

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  • Lower Back Pain From Swimming and SCUBA

    Lifting and carrying heavy dive gear with good lifting mechanics is good and functional exercise. With bad lifting habits, it is a common and obvious cause of lower back pain in scuba divers. A second major cause of lower back pain after SCUBA and...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.12

    Thank you Dr. GC George for compiling this week's Grand Rounds 4.12 at his medical blog Odysseys of George, adding his own beautiful underwater photos.On the web, Grand Rounds is a post on a medical or health blog that collects the host's selectio...

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  • Summer Olympics 2008 Coming

    The summer Olympics will begin this August. The Olympics are an international cooperative athletic contest held every two years, alternating winter and summer Games. Before 1992, the summer and winter games were held in the summer and winter of th...

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  • Back to School - Healthy Sitting

    The mind can only absorb what the tushy can endure. Better sitting can make better work along with better health. If your back or neck hurt from sitting, here is how to change it.You don't need special or ergonomic chairs, keyboards, or desks.You ...

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  • Married 63 Years With Good Balance

    Reader Joe Blatt recently celebrated his 63rd wedding anniversary. He was a Broadway choreographer and dancer.He demonstrates how to keep good flexibility and balance through the ordinary daily activity of standing to put on shoes and socks, and t...

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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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