Dive Fitness Articles

Improving Strength, Range and Balance

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Matthew DelTufo, DPT


Exercise Drills with Dowels

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Adam Eckart, M.S., C.S.C.S.


Dynamic Kettlebell Exercises

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Adam Eckart, M.S., C.S.C.S.


Heart-Rate Training

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


Complex Exercises for the Body and Brain

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


Foam Rolling

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


Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Katrina Hayes-Macaluso


Suspension Training for Swim Fitness

By Abbie Fish


Introducing Battle Ropes

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


Group Fitness at the Pool

By Abbie Fish


Core Body Strength

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

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

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

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

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

Exercises for improving lower-body muscular strength and endurance.
Improving Cardiovascular Endurance

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

Use FITT principles for safer, more enjoyable diving.
Rate Your Flexibility

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D

Good flexibility can help improve your scuba diving performance.
Improve Your Upper Body Flexibility

Written by Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

Part two of the flexibility series.
Pool Exercises

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

One more reason to get in the water
Nutrition and Diving

By Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.


Cardiovascular Health

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


Improve Your Lower Body Flexibility

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

Part three of the flexibility series.
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


Interval Training

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

The high-efficiency workout
Muscle is Metabolic

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

Burn extra calories even while you sleep.
I Need to Get in Shape: Where Do I Start?

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


Maintaining Fitness on a Liveaboard

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

Exercise for dive travel
Fighting Father Time

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

Exercise tips to keep you physiologically young
Bored With Your Traditional Fitness Routine?

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

Try kettlebell circuit training.
My Aching Back

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

An exercise-based approach to managing and preventing lower-back pain
High-Intensity Interval Training

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

What's all the fuss about?
Core Quickie

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.


Natural Movement

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.


Step Away from the Computer

By Jessica Adams, Ph.D


Not Your Mama’s Cardio

By Jessica Adams, Ph.D.


Water: Element of Life and Fitness

By Kelli Cuppett


Tabata Training

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

The four-minute fat torch
Improve Your Breathing

By Kelli Cuppett


Suspension Training

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

The world is your gym.
BOSU Training

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

Both Sides Utilized
Predive Warm-Up

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


Lower-Back Pain Prevention

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

Get the most out of every dive vacation.
Fitness Myth or Fitness Fact?

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.


Exercises to Reduce and Prevent Knee Pain

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.


Weight Training for Better Diving

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