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    BARRONVC   67,306
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Rehab pays

Monday, May 09, 2011

After losing 7 bowling balls of weight, Multi level cervical fusion, new hip, and lumbar surgery this is how I have progressed. It's been 17 months since starting my weight loss, Jan 2010 since I joined Sparks, and less than a year since my last surgery.

Many hours in the gym to get my body to stabilize.

If you try this don't use a 20lb dumbbell in each hand. I do my upper body strength training in this manner to keep everything firing and stabilize my hip and back. I also do a specific routine I created on BOSU ball for lower body strength. 5 Minutes and your legs are on fire as well as your trunk.

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RUSTBUCKET1 1/10/2012 11:05PM

    What a workout!

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MOSTMOM1 8/26/2011 11:21PM

    Duuuuuude! YOU are the rock star! Yes, we need to combine our freakish abilities and create Cirque de Spark. LOL I gotta put BOSU ball on my Dear Santa list now.
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    This is so impressive! Wow!!! emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/29/2011 9:13PM

    WOWWWWWW!! That was so impressive. That takes incredible balance and strength.

PS - hot legs. That might have to be your new nickname, Hot Legs :)

Well done. Your hard work shows.


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FINDINGSTRONG 6/22/2011 5:43PM

    LOVE IT! I'm getting back into stabilization training myself! I'll have to add this one! :) Thanks!

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RAWKNRUN 5/31/2011 12:28PM

  Nice job man, just found this, hope you have been doing well!

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DAISEYDUCK 5/31/2011 11:48AM

    Incredible balance! Looks like you've made such great progress! Way to rock it!!

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LAURIE-RN 5/29/2011 7:27PM

    Great to see you back! You look strong and fit! Great job!!!

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LILYBELLE8 5/10/2011 9:01PM

    All I can say is "wow"!! Way to overcome challenges!!

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FIT-WHIT 5/10/2011 8:48AM


That looks mighty tricky... not gunna lie.... Way to go, Gary! Congrats on all the progress and how far you've come in this journey!!

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VALERIEMAHA 5/9/2011 6:40PM

    Just: WOW!WOW!!WOW!!! You be doin' it to it!!!!!! You look frickin' amazing! Yeah, as Cindy says, Balance is soooooo important.

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CINDYC53 5/9/2011 6:31PM

    Totally awesome, Gary. Is that a BAPS board? I've seen people use them in rehab, but on a much less challenging level!!

Balance training is KEY.
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THECITYMOUSE 5/9/2011 3:40PM

    LIKE A BAWSS!!!!!


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THOMS1 5/9/2011 2:56PM


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