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Wheelchair Leg Extension Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Wheelchair Leg Extension.

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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

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

6 Exercises to Rebuild Your Core after Pregnancy

After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account. Some postpartum women may notic...  Read more

11 Exercises That Help Decrease Knee Pain

If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way. Knees are the most commonly injured joints in...  Read more

Exercise after leg surgery
Updated 9/12/2014 11:01:44 AM

I am having a total knee replacement the first of October. Can anybody give me some ideas on exercise....  Read more

Ab Challenge? Leg Challenge? Squat Challenge?
Updated 9/12/2014 4:22:08 PM

Has anyone tried any of these?? I've noticed that a lot of people are doing these challenges lately on sites like Instagram and Facebook. Has anyone tried them and if so, what are your results? (if any?) Or do you know anyone who has or is??? What...  Read more

Lifting plan with shoulder surgery? Legs
Updated 9/8/2014 8:03:47 PM

First of all, I'm not actually asking rehab questions here. That's for the PT guy and the doc who did the surgery. I'm asking about what I can do for lower body since I can't squat or deadlift or even hold dumbells for lunges or goblet squats. ...  Read more

Finally got legs and lungs back. Havent been runni
Updated 9/6/2014 5:43:32 PM

Finally got legs and lungs back. Havent been running since fell and broke elbow and put big hole in knee (9/1/13) life also stepped in as we moved 1500 miles to new house. Can finally put time into training and today ran 2.5 miles in 30 min....  Read more

how to set fitness goals when I'm in a wheelchair.
Updated 8/31/2014 8:23:46 PM

I can't find where I can set goals for exercise that would fit my situation. I don't know how many calories I need to burn. The stuff that comes up automatically isn't realistic for my situation. How do I change that? What exercises can I be doin...  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