Do you belong to a gym or have a park near by (for warmer weather?) . . you can get miles in just like everyone else . . I'm sure it's cardio work for you to just keep that wheelchair moving . . so you can get out and log miles just like the rest of us. Maybe work on keeping your pace up so you keep your heart rate up a bit. (Start small of course!).
Also you can do pretty much any upper body exercise from your chair . . . just get yourself a set of dumb bells and put them on a stand so they are easy to get to. Go to spark to get a great list of arm/shoulder/back exercises with dumbbells.
Are you able to get on the floor and back into the chair? If yes . . you can do any of the floor exercises listed as well. If not, then modify them by using your bed or a bench . . you can do any crunch from a bench.
Make sure to keep your leg strong too!
Take a peek through Sparks strength training lists. it'll show you how . . and I'm sure you can always ask Coach Nicole or any of the other SP Coaches if there are ways you can modify certain exercises if you're not sure how to tackle them.
I'm so glad to hear you're healthy and ready to keep yourself going strong!
Also . .I'd look into a boxing type routine for you that you can do from your chair . . . I'm sure it's totally possible. Just use your imagination! :)
~*~*~*~* Meredith *~*~*~*~ aka: Mere
ANTI-BLAH - MEXICO Division. Classical Music and High Altitude Correspondent.
"It's not who you are that holds you back . . . it's who you think you are not."
One day at a time . . .
You are stronger than you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give it a shot, take that first step . . . you will surprise yourself. Then STICK WITH IT! You can only improve from where you are!
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