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I'm not in a wheelchair, but have very limited mobility. I have trouble standing for more than a few minutes at a time, so need to do most of my exercises either sitting or lying down. With knee and hip problems, many of these exercises are difficult as well, but I have found some good ideas here and will definitely be trying some new exercises.

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Im not in a wheelchair. Have multiple health issues so need excerises that I can either sit in chatr or lay down to do them. Have P.A.D. in the legs so can't walk that far before I have to sit down in my walker. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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I am not in a wheelchair yet, but need to sit or lie down to exercise. I printed Coach Nicole's exercises and I will try them tomorrow. I am always looking for a different routine of exercises to do and this will be a good variety along with the other routines I do.

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8/11/11 11:34 P

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i was always wondering about chair exercises this is a big help to me too emoticon

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Hi. does anyone know where I can find wheelchair excises I am in a chair because I broke my foot and have to in for a operation done on it and I would like to lose weight before I go in in July I am not real good on the computer

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12/3/09 3:45 P

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Wheelchair Exercises

Wheelchair exercise will help increase strength, flexibility, and muscle-tone, aid mobility and self-esteem, help control weight and aid digestion. Many people in wheelchairs still have the upper-body strength required for exercise. Wheelchair exercise will also help alleviate the shoulder, neck and back strain that wheelchair user's often experience.

Before beginning any wheelchair exercise regime it is important to consult a doctor or physical therapist to determine which wheelchair exercises you are capable of. Enlisting a certified personal trainer can be helpful as they can design sensible work-outs, teach you to use fitness equipment properly, help transfer you from gym machines and motivate you.
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Beneficial wheelchair exercises:

Resistance Training - uses resistance bands (large, stretchy rubber bands), secured to a door handle, pole, hook or even the arm of a wheelchair. These are pulled towards or away from you to work muscles. Elbow and leg extensions, shoulder and trunk rotations, back, neck and shoulder pull downs, are all possible with resistance bands. Resistance bands generally come in low, medium and high resistances.

Strength Training - with free weights, fitness machines or dumbbells will increase the intensity and should only be performed once resistance training exercises become too easy.

To perform wheelchair exercises safely and effectively:

* Warm up 5 to 10 minutes with stretches before and after workouts.
* Use proper posture.
* Start with a lighter warm-up weight - then increase gradually between sets.
* Breathe - exhale as you lift, inhale as you lower weights.
* Drink plenty of water.
* Eat a light meal or snack at least 1 hour before exercising.
* If you feel faint - stop or take a break.





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8/20/09 3:49 P

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Did you ever get your dvd?? how are you doing? havent seen you on the team lately? hope you are ok.

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4/4/09 1:27 P

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sounds interesting let me know how it goes when you get it. thanks

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I am still waiting on my Jodi Stolove dvd's... she has something called chair dancing.. ANyone ever use that? I am anxious to get them and try it out!

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3/11/09 1:39 P

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i have one of those huge balls my daughter is letting me use hers wow i love that thing helps strechtes the back, doing my squats, leg lifts, doing what I can.

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2/24/09 11:53 A

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emoticon I am glad I could help

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2/23/09 10:58 P

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That Gentle Fitness looks like a workable program for me. Thanks for suggesting it.

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Thank you for your help; i have 5 people in mind, six if you count myself, that would benefit from this. emoticon emoticon emoticon from Laurie and Rascal



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2/23/09 5:28 P

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Thank you I am ording it.

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www.gentlefitness.com/
This is a link to obtain information about a DVD exercise program that I have been using for 6 years. I love it. You can purchase a copy through this site or through Amazon.com.

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Went to Dr. Matt's like I said I would and he has advised me to cool it until the pain goes away. I hope thats soon cuz my muscle tone is getting lousy,,..Winter BEGONE!



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Great ideas :) Thank you for sharing.. once I'm able to be more mobile again I'll have to try those suggestions :)

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your all welcome and thanks Dotti for the link. emoticon KAT

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Thanks for the article, Kat.

Coach Nicole wrote an article for SparkPeople called "Strength Training with a Disability". She gives some good tips on modifying other exercises you find on SP.

Here's a link for it: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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Kat this is a great topic for me; one thing, i cant do squat (or squats for that matter lol) right now. Arthr has got me in a squeeze so tight i wake up crying from pain. but hopefully tomorrow ill be ok. I have an aptmt with chiropractor; i hope i feel well enough to go. I will get back to exercising when i can do it without screaming! lol. Ill bbe ok guys really. just letting off scre-I mean steam! Hugs and kitty kisses from Laurie and Rascal.



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that's ok I dont want to see you get hurt I know what you are talking about.at least you get in some kind of exercise in. thats awesome. emoticon your friend Kat

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I'm not worried about being better than anyone. I just haven't been able to do much in the way of any exercise for years because of my back injury and the resulting complications that took place because of bone growth post spinal fusion that isn't supossed to take place. I've got 20 minutes to an hour in a day and then it's time to lay back down for the rest of the day. That includes housework or groceries.

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Hi Michelle, As Hope said do what you can and dont hurt yourself not worth the pain. i do only what i can with out hurting my back and arthritis..Give it your best shot and fire away. LOL Hugs Kat

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Candysmom just do the best you can. Its not about doing better than everyone else but about getting better at what you do within your limits. Hope

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I will do the best I can Kat, but I am so limited because the bone around the nerves does not allow them to move freely and rubs on them causing more pain. I tend to to things like leg lifts which can be done laying down. I also try to use my pedals. I can even get a good stretch by laying back while I'm pedaling.

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Wheelchair Exercises

Wheelchair exercise will help increase strength, flexibility, and muscle-tone, aid mobility and self-esteem, help control weight and aid digestion. Many people in wheelchairs still have the upper-body strength required for exercise. Wheelchair exercise will also help alleviate the shoulder, neck and back strain that wheelchair user's often experience.

Before beginning any wheelchair exercise regime it is important to consult a doctor or physical therapist to determine which wheelchair exercises you are capable of. Enlisting a certified personal trainer can be helpful as they can design sensible work-outs, teach you to use fitness equipment properly, help transfer you from gym machines and motivate you.
Sponsor Links (what's this?)
Exercises for People in Wheelchairs5 Companies have great deals today! Expert advice for 1st time buyers.TopRatedWheelchairs.com

Beneficial wheelchair exercises:

Resistance Training - uses resistance bands (large, stretchy rubber bands), secured to a door handle, pole, hook or even the arm of a wheelchair. These are pulled towards or away from you to work muscles. Elbow and leg extensions, shoulder and trunk rotations, back, neck and shoulder pull downs, are all possible with resistance bands. Resistance bands generally come in low, medium and high resistances.

Strength Training - with free weights, fitness machines or dumbbells will increase the intensity and should only be performed once resistance training exercises become too easy.

To perform wheelchair exercises safely and effectively:

* Warm up 5 to 10 minutes with stretches before and after workouts.
* Use proper posture.
* Start with a lighter warm-up weight - then increase gradually between sets.
* Breathe - exhale as you lift, inhale as you lower weights.
* Drink plenty of water.
* Eat a light meal or snack at least 1 hour before exercising.
* If you feel faint - stop or take a break.



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