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    #76
    30 mile bike ride saturday morning and 3 hours of archery saturday afternoon. Slept well saturday night.

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      #77
      Thanks for posting RJP - yeah, I think the best investment you could make is some sort of arm ergometer, whether it is a handcycle and a mag trainer for the winter or just a desktop arm ergometer. Para gut and quad gut are difficult to get rid of because of weakness of the rectus muscle. There are good threads on para gut or belly if you search. But I found that the big change has to come from dietary intact to match the new life of inactivity (compared to AB).
      Hi Brock and Riaan...

      Today:
      60 min elliptical trainer avg hr 130 bpm
      60 min handcycle indoors - avg 125 bpm [ did one 15 min tempo effort ride avg 139bpm} otherwise just aerobic levels.

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        #78
        Originally posted by pararich View Post
        BN- how do you use the bands?
        From my chair, I hold one end of the band in each hand and curl 20
        reps, alternating arms between sets. My trainer holds the middle of
        the band under his foot and will stretch it for more resistance. I do
        20-15-10 (reps) three times per arm. It burns and my arms are super
        solid afterward.

        I'll reverse my grip on the band for forearms, but do the same
        routine.

        I don't use bands exclusively for arms because they only offer
        so much resistance, but I use them more than free weights.

        This is sort of what they look like.

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          #79
          Decent leg day yesterday, tho my legs are still small for my upper body and probably always will be, but as long as I keep them strong I can manage my balance and walk a fair bit, just don't call me "speedy" anytime soon.

          tonight is shoulders, then tomorrow i do back and bi's some cardio too.

          Arn, i really lust after your new bike, i just wonder how it can handle a big guy like me. Leaned out I still hover around 185.

          cheers

          Brock

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            #80
            Today -
            shoved 2 inches snow from driveway - 30 minutes
            elliptical trainer 60 min avg hr 119 bpm - good effort
            wanted to handcycle - but the day got away from me.

            Brock - the guy who made my bike takes your weight into account. I weight 145 lbs, 5'9'' so he used a tubing diameter commensurate with my weight . For your 185 lbs, he would use thicker tubing....
            Go Mr. Buck N. !
            Jon
            Last edited by arndog; 23 Dec 2008, 11:10 PM.

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              #81
              Doing lots of cycling this week - holidays and mostly beautiful weather outside :-). 60-80 km rides most days but this morning I discovered that I have cracked my AFO. Just the other day I was saying how great (and unbreakable) the u-beaut carbon-fibre/kevlar AFO was! GRRR :-(
              Last edited by live2ride; 24 Dec 2008, 12:17 AM.

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                #82
                30 min balance exercises with physio
                10 min elliptical in harness - my power
                45 min strength training - nautalis machines
                10 min rowing machine
                10 min recumbant bike - 5 min forward/5 min backward
                C3/4 Brown Sequard

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                  #83
                  Originally posted by arndog View Post
                  Today -
                  shoved 2 inches snow from driveway - 30 minutes
                  elliptical trainer 60 min avg hr 119 bpm - good effort
                  wanted to handcycle - but the day got away from me.

                  Brock - the guy who made my bike takes your weight into account. I weight 145 lbs, 5'9'' so he used a tubing diameter commensurate with my weight . For your 185 lbs, he would use thicker tubing....
                  Go Mr. Buck N. !
                  Jon

                  Thanks Jon, thats good to know! i'll check and see if he makes knee bikes

                  Brock

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                    #84
                    60 - min recumbent stationary bike

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                      #85
                      60 min handcycle in garage avg hr 110
                      30 min recumb. stationary bike
                      20 pullups



                      30 min walking snow blow driveway - couldn't do this for past 7 years until this recent surgery !
                      This is like walking behind a shopping cart - I am happy I can do this without much pain !

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                        #86
                        Way to snow blow! That's funny to watch.
                        I'm going to exercise, now.
                        Rich

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                          #87
                          Nice work Jon !

                          Hope you are out skiing today

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                            #88
                            60 min elliptical
                            16 min recumb stationary bike
                            20 min snow blow driveway ( not really exercise)

                            Skiing tomorrow.....
                            Last edited by arndog; 27 Dec 2008, 12:18 AM. Reason: add picture

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                              #89
                              Hey, does anyone know if those devices that let you workout on a handcycle indoors would work for "attachable handcycles"? I have a Quickie Cyclone handcycle attachment and would love to be able to use it indoors when the weather is bad.

                              The other day, I shoveled snow near the apartment's dumpsters. Upper body got a pretty good workout. My neighbors thought I was crazy to sit outside in my wheelchair shoveling snow, but hey, you have to get to the dumpster somehow.

                              Jessie

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                                #90
                                Oh, one thing I wanted to let you all know about is, (if you can find one on Ebay or Craig's List) to try and find an exercise machine called the DP AirGometer.
                                This exercise bike works your upper and lower body, and the lower body part is activated by pushing the upper body handles, so its excellent for paras and quads. It also has an onboard computer to change settings and track how many miles you've biked or calories you've burned. I found one of these last year at a Goodwill store and use this quite often.

                                Jessie

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