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Wheelchair Leg Extension Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Wheelchair Leg Extension.

Strength Training with a Disability

Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y...  Read more

How to Use the Arm Ergometer

Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for...  Read more

11 Inspiring Animal Stories That Will Warm Your Heart

Some animals face tough obstacles from Day One, like the dog born without front legs or one born without sight. Others demonstrate a sense of loyalty that knows no bounds, like an elephant that befriends a mutt. Still others survive and thrive in the...  Read more

The 4 Best Butt Exercises

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect...  Read more

The 7-Day Guide to Jumpstart Your Fitness

Who do you want to look like? Britney Spears? Brad Pitt? Mia Hamm? We all want to look fabulous, but don’t always know how to take the first step towards our goals. A fitness jumpstart is a great way to set off towards a "better you.&q...  Read more

flexibility/ leg training issues
Updated 4/10/2014 10:07:42 PM

Maybe it is due to being 40, but I find that trying to do leg presses makes my hips " tight ", like they aren't bending right at the socket. My range of motion is limited, and I don't feel comfortable. Wondering what would help get past this, so I ca...  Read more

Leg pain while walking
Updated 3/27/2014 6:15:27 PM

I started walking on my lunch break at work about two weeks ago. My company has a designated indoor walking path; it's 5 laps to the mile. After about 3 laps my legs become so tight I can no longer take a full stride. The pain is concentrated on t...  Read more

Single Leg Squats With Toe Touch
Updated 3/7/2014 4:07:15 PM

Check out the Single Leg Squats With Toe Touch that was featured as todayís Exercise of the Day. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp
?exercise=117 The description says to lift your right leg off the ground and touch the ground with yo...  Read more

Running and Leg Day
Updated 2/26/2014 1:14:07 PM

For the last four years I've been training regularly 5-6 days a week. I've been primarily focused on the lifting part, doing a bodybuilding style four day split with cardio immediately after. I do a combination of stairclimbing, walking uphill, cyc...  Read more

Working out from a wheelchair?
Updated 2/17/2014 6:52:21 AM

Hi!! I have been in a wheelchair over a year now. I have only gained 9 pounds in the last year. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do exersize sitting down. I need to do something that raises my heart rate. Thanks...  Read more

Keep Moving! It works!

I keep my legs moving as much as I possibly can while going to and from the bus on my power wheelchair, and it has really helped--I broke my plateau and have lost 15 pounds! I do single leg extensions and add more movements as it is safe to do so. I...  Read more

work out while you work

I do leg extensions, wall push ups, calf raises, standing hip abductions, downward dog, etc while at work....  Read more

Fibro Friends....

Fibromyalgia is a pain in the neck, arms, legs....Any one with FMS is welcome. Also join us on the Fast Break forum "Fibromyalgia Anyone????"...  Read more

Fitness Defined: Open and Closed Chain Exercises

Most of you probably havenít heard of open and closed chain exercises. But chances are, you do them all the time without even knowing it. Itís important to understand the difference between the two because one type is safer while the other can increa...  Read more

10 Full Body Gym Exercises for the Beginner

Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym. If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al...  Read more