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Strength Training with a Disability

More Strength Means Greater Independence


  • I absolutely loved this article because I am a wheelchair user that has lost weight after gastric bypass and this is a great addition to my program all in one article. Demonstrating exercises makes it more real to me and I tried them all and I can do most of them seated in my chair. This is motivating me to get stronger so that I can get back in the pool for Aquatic therapy and recover some of the strength I have lost from not moving. I am psyched to go again - kudos for this article! Yes, we can move! Yes, we can exercise. Remember that strength training builds muscle and muscle helps to raise your metabolism :) - 3/28/2008 7:41:18 PM
  • Thanks for the article. While I do not have a major disability I was born with a hand deformity. It makes some things difficult. I have had to use a wrist strap to do some excersices. - 3/6/2008 9:36:58 AM
  • thankyou at last someone who cares about us disabled, have'nt been able to exercise till now, and hope these tips and the step by step instuctions will help me burn the calories - 1/29/2008 10:08:54 AM
  • At last, advice for those of us who are physically disabled, THANK YOU. I really hope this helps me lose weight... - 1/26/2008 5:45:36 PM
  • I'm really impressed that SP has an article regarding exercise for the disabled! I took a Pilates college course, and the prof was surprised at how much I built myself up to do. Thanks again for addressing the disabled. - 1/22/2008 10:18:53 AM
  • I found this article very helpful as I have MS and need a cane to help me walk. I believe that exercise along with weight loss could only help improve my mobility.

    Ellen - 1/13/2008 4:39:45 PM
  • CATS1958
    I found this to be very helpful as most of the excercises I can do is by sitting down as I am a above the knee amputee - 1/11/2008 2:44:19 PM
  • This article was very helpful. I have back and knee problems and sometimes I am restricted on the movements that I can do.

    Debbie - 11/29/2007 12:28:59 AM

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