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    What workout today? for non-walking incomplete injuries

    This week I got to swim in a lake for about an hour (my favorite workout, but can only happen a couple times a year)

    Today I had an hr with my trainer. She had the idea of holding my legs and me walking on my hands like in a wheelbarrow race. It actually worked although she had to hold above the knee to not stress my knees. As I tired, my hips started rolling back and forth. So we rested (it wore her out to as she was walking very fast) then went again! She has learned what I can do and how to find new challenges for me.

    She also helps me do various kick backs while I am on my hands and knees, crawling, crunches, punching and kicking while sitting, and other stuff. Good workout and great to find I am still slowly improving.
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    #2
    fenced today but made a HUGE booboo!! moved my body forward before extending my arm first and my sword point went up into the shorts of my female opponent and i jabbed her crotch.

    we laughed for a good 10min because of that and i lost the bout lol
    "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
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      #3
      Do you fence from your wheelchair? Cool.
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        #4
        yup!!
        "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
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          #5
          20 mins floor exercises. 20 mins crawling and pushing a chair on my knees with 2.5 lb ankle weights forward & backward. 20 mins more floor exercises & stretches.

          Tell me its worth it!
          I know it is, I can move and balance better and better, but I don't know if I'll ever stand on my afo's... I'm strong & healthy in general and that's worth a lot.
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            #6
            Darla, you might suggest to your trainer that one of those large balance balls might save her back and your hips. I had my last PT update round today. Got my upper body home work out and a new manual and powerchair on order. I did about 10 years of steady rehab from 1992 to 2002. My shoulders are paying for the steps in the parallel bars without braces after a lot of work in HKAFOs and loft strand crutches. But it is time to get some decent exercise again. Walking as a C6/7 incomplete was going to need more trunk stability than I had. But I want to keep my quads strong for transfers when traveling. Anyhoo, my one PT had me try walking with my arms using the ball to support my hips. Without a ball trying to just do all 4s didn't work well without having a full tricep in one arm. Get creative; it helps.
            Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

            Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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              #7
              Glad to see you are still working so hard, Darla. We all miss you at the gym! Keep up the hard work, and remember that if you have any questions Jerod and I are always available to brainstorm for you!

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                #8
                Thanks ADAPT! You sure helped set my pace! Finances are a little tight, but maybe in the future.

                Today I gave my arms a break and used the bicycler for 30 mins then got a much needed massage mostly on my shoulders and neck!
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                  #9
                  This week I had an hour swim, an hr workout with my trainer and a 30 min. intense bicycling on my exercise bike. Lots of stretching in between and a little bit of standing frame. I think I need to stand more.
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                    #10
                    Today I did electrical stimulation to my abs in bed this morning. Then in pt I went over 100ft in my hkafo braces using a walker. Then a 1 hour long upper body workout followed by 15 minutes on the krankcycle at the gym.

                    I go to the gym mon - wed - fri
                    Do FES bike every other day
                    Physical therapy for my new braces 2x a week
                    Try to use my standing frame every day but thats easy to slack on
                    Use my empi 300pv stim unit whenever I feel like it haha usually on my abs at night in bed
                    c6 inc since 2-19-11
                    ex pro-am motocross racer
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                      #11
                      Trying to stand with my afo's and a walker again. I only stood 30 secs at a time, then sat, then up again and repeated till I couldn't hold any weight on my legs and my arms started shaking. I got up about 6 X then was exhausted. I still can't keep my right knee straight cuz my glute is too weak to pull my hip into place.
                      I am going to start doing it 2X a week (in addition to my other exercise) and try for several weeks and see if the improvement is worth the time & energy it takes to put the braces on and working around my husband's schedule. I also fight it making my neck and shoulder muscles hurt the next day, which puts me in a bad mood
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                        #12
                        darla and willis...KEEP UP THE WORK! YOU ARE MAKING PROGRESS! The things in water are great! So what if you do things only 30 seconds. You do enough of that you will increase and other things "come along." I did that water 1+ years ago. That got thigns "sort of" started. I work at home 5 days/week. Now too long ago started walker. Approach there is technique, not distance and see how far I go until arms can no longer hold. JUST KEEP UP WORK. SMALL STEPS ARE MASSIVE!

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                          #13
                          Thanks rlmtrhmiles, I am feeling a liiiiiiiitle bit of progress...
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