I'm not sure what you can or can't do as far as your disability. Do you have full range of motion with your arms and upper body ? if you're looking for ways to increase strength, but find it difficult to use weights, you could try resistance bands.
Resistance bands are an excellent way to strength train and many exercises could be done while sitting in a chair.
You can use wrist bands for some strength training exercises, but you definitely don't want to wear them all day. If you wanted to use them for bicep curls, lateral raises or shoulder presses, that would be okay. but wearing them for long periods does increase your risk for injury.
Have you ever tried resistance bands before ? If you're not sure where to start, you could start with Coach Nicole's resistance band workout. Her entire workout is done while sitting in a chair. this could be something you could do if you have mobility issues.
Determining how many calories a person burns during exercise isn't an exact science. For something of this nature, I would consider any extra burn "bonus". There really is no way to track that sort of activity, not with any accuracy. It would be a guess at best.
One thing I will say is that wearing a weight like that could lead to an injury. That's why I am encouraging you to put the 5 pound wrist weights away and instead concentrate on strength training exercises. a set of 10-15 push ups 2-3 times a week will do more for your arms than wearing weights like that will.
The amount of calories you burn really isn't as much as you'd think and the risk for injury is high. If you want to increase lean muscle, you need to do exercises that challenge your muscles. That means having a strength training program that includes exercises such as push ups, rows, dead lifts, shoulder press, plank, squats, etc.
What have you been doing for strength training ? If you already are doing something, you don't need to wear those weights for an hour. There really are better and more efficient ways to challenge your muscles.
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