Dive Fitness Articles

Group Fitness at the Pool

By Abbie Fish


Weight Training for Better Diving

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Jaime B. Adams, M.S.


No Sit-Ups, No Problem

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Matthew DelTufo, D.P.T.


Exercises to Reduce and Prevent Knee Pain

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Jaime B. Adams, M.S.


Fitness Myth or Fitness Fact?

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.


Lower-Back Pain Prevention

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

Get the most out of every dive vacation.
Predive Warm-Up

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Jaime B. Adams, M.S.


BOSU Training

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Jaime B. Adams

Both Sides Utilized
Suspension Training

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

The world is your gym.
Improve Your Breathing

By Kelli Cuppett


Tabata Training

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

The four-minute fat torch
Water: Element of Life and Fitness

By Kelli Cuppett


Not Your Mama’s Cardio

By Jessica Adams, Ph.D.


Step Away from the Computer

By Jessica Adams, Ph.D


Natural Movement

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.


Core Quickie

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.


High-Intensity Interval Training

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Jaime B. Adams, M.S.

What's all the fuss about?
My Aching Back

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

An exercise-based approach to managing and preventing lower-back pain
Bored With Your Traditional Fitness Routine?

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Matthew T. Del Tufo, B.S.

Try kettlebell circuit training.
Fighting Father Time

By Jessica Adams, Ph.D., and Matthew Del Tufo, B.S.

Exercise tips to keep you physiologically young
Maintaining Fitness on a Liveaboard

By Jessica Adams, Ph.D., and Stephanie Deltufo, B.S.

Exercise for dive travel
I Need to Get in Shape: Where Do I Start?

By Jessica Adams, Ph.D., and Stephanie Deltufo, B.S.


Muscle is Metabolic

Text by Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Stephanie N. Del Tufo, B.A.

Burn extra calories even while you sleep.
Interval Training

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Stephanie N. Del Tufo, B.A.

The high-efficiency workout
Exercises to Improve Body and Brain Power

Text by Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Stephanie N. Del Tufo, B.A., photos by Stephen Frink


Improve Your Lower Body Flexibility

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

Part three of the flexibility series.
Cardiovascular Health

By Petar Denoble, M.D., D.Sc.


Nutrition and Diving

By Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.


Pool Exercises

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., Photos by Stephen Frink

One more reason to get in the water
Improve Your Upper Body Flexibility

Written by Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

Part two of the flexibility series.
Rate Your Flexibility

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

Good flexibility can help improve your scuba diving performance.
Improving Cardiovascular Endurance

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

Use FITT principles for safer, more enjoyable diving.
Lower Body Strength

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

Exercises for improving lower-body muscular strength and endurance.
Upper Body Strength

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

Upper body strength and endurance are important for safe and enjoyable diving.
Core Body Strength

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

Strong core muscles are the key to improved balance and stability.