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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

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

4 Fun 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

More specifically... Your legs are getting used, l
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More specifically... Your legs are getting used, lots, on a daily basis. Give 'em time off. Rotate in some upper body strength training, swimming if there is a pool, hand cycle, etc. Do a rest day weekly....  Read more

Your leg pain may be an indication that you are ov
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Your leg pain may be an indication that you are overtraining. Two hours a day is a lot for anyone, but especially when you are just starting out. Maybe less cardio and rotate muscle groups for strength training....  Read more

I get several painful Charley horses and leg cramp
Updated 1/29/2016 9:31:08 PM

I get several painful Charley horses and leg cramps. They are so bad that they wake me up more than once a night. Some nights I don't get them bug they happen a lot. It's not dehydration bcuz I drink plenty of water. Maybe lacking calcium? Any tips?...  Read more

Those leg lift and sit ups are my problem exercise
Updated 1/28/2016 1:12:48 PM

Those leg lift and sit ups are my problem exercise, I just started this week, but I won't give up. Ladies, what exercises did/do yall struggle with?...  Read more

Mother in law broke her hip/leg on Sunday. I took
Updated 1/26/2016 11:38:20 PM

Mother in law broke her hip/leg on Sunday. I took an extra long walk today. I'm tired, but it helped me feel less stressed. My feet and legs feel like they are on fire....  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

Doxie Lovers

Welcome to Doxie Lovers or Dachshund Lovers! Low to ground, long in body and short of leg, with robust muscular development; This is the place for all of us who are hooked on wiener dogs....  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