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sylverry sylverry
Wed, Oct 13, 2010 06:10
wheelchair bound
Hi all,
I just signed up and am looking for an exercise plan that I can do from my wheelchair or recliner. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

wishingtobethin wishingtobethin
Wed, Oct 13, 2010 17:10
upper body work from chair
Hi, I saw your post, and got to thinking...if you are wheelchair bound, you could still do some basic weight work, with low weights(2-10lb) you could curl, press, and generally lift.....try sifting through some of the how to videos in the shoulders and arms categories to see what you can do :) Limitations are only that, and any exercise is good, so keep hope and good luck :)

glademan glademan
Sat, Oct 16, 2010 14:10
Not in a wheelchair but disabled
I am not in a wheelchair but I am disabled. I have been in phsical therapy for two weeks and am feeling good about myself. I recently bought 10 lb ankle weights. I sit in the chair or stand and do exercises with the weights.

Another item that I bought for under $10 are the resistance bands. I did my first resistance nband workout this morning and my body is feeling it now. I fine tuned the exercises to what I am capable of doing.

Third is water aerobics. If you are able to get in the water, sit on the steps and do leg raises. Then move your feet to the side. If you can stand, then move your left foot to the front 10 times then your right foot. Then move your foot to the back and then to the side.

Make up your own exercises. Try and stay as active as you can. That is what I am doing.

BTW, I have Parkinson't disease which is a progressive disease. By exercising I am holding back the progression of the disease and even rolling back some of the effects of the disease.

Supervic Supervic
Sun, Oct 17, 2010 12:10
Wheelchair Exercising
I am in the same position. Although I could stand and walk around a little, with my feet problems I am unable to exercise on my feet as putting pressure on them could break my metatarsal bones. So I did some research and found the following information:

"Your wheel chair exercise regime may include the use of resistance training bands and free weights. You will be advised specifically how to use these strength-building aids.

With resistance bands, you wrap them securely around a door, pole, arm of your wheelchair, or other stable object.

Then, you pull the bands towards you or away from you to work your muscles. You can use the bands to do arm and leg extensions, shoulder rotations and pull downs.

When strength training with free weights, you will use dumbbells and have a routine comprised of different repetitions and sets designed to work different muscle groups. (

Place the cursor on "WORKOUT AND FITNESS" at the top of the fitclick page and click on "Exercises" to choose exercises you will be able to do then mark them as "favorites". That is what I did.

I hope that I was able to help. Good luck.

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