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Strength Training with a Disability

More Strength Means Greater Independence


  • Thanks for this article...I will give it a try. I will also be starting a water workout soon. I have limited mobility & use a wheelchair due to 2 back surgeries (lower & upper) that didn't do much but left me with severe back pain still, osteoarthritis & trouble with my knees & hips. I also have lost grip strength & have numbness in my right hand. I get some cardio by walking & rolling in my wheelchair. - 3/15/2015 9:58:06 PM
    Thank you for this as I need to be able to exercise but am limited what I can do so now I feel I can do more so bless you. - 1/4/2015 4:50:19 AM
  • Thanks for this one. - 5/14/2013 7:56:59 AM
  • Perfect timing now that I've severely injured my knee. - 5/13/2013 8:52:33 PM
  • I can try yhis when my hip is hurting. - 5/13/2013 10:15:21 AM
  • This is a great article for me; I can use these exercises while my fractured ankle is healing. - 3/29/2013 3:48:36 PM
  • Eureka! I've been looking for these articles and links. Now, I can do some strength training that's appropriate! Thank you! - 2/28/2013 1:56:41 PM
    I have been dealing with physical limitations since I had surgery for cancer, I no longer have adductor muscles, along with other missing parts, hip, bones etc... So alot of the exercises that are on here are not possible for me to do..however, there are some that I can do. Bottom line, I will do what I am capable of doing and keep exercising despite the pain(everyday thing). Thanks for the encouragement. - 2/20/2013 6:36:33 AM
    Very helpful for me since I have limited mobility and balance. I also cannot stand more than a minute without just collapsing due to severe back problems caused from damage from Osteoarthritis to my lumbar sacral spine region. - 1/27/2013 3:24:18 AM
  • Nice - I might be able to talk husband into exercise again - 11/3/2012 11:28:22 AM
  • Thank you for this article. Great ideas. I propel myself in my wheelchair for cardio, but needed ideas for strength training - these are great! Thanks! - 5/6/2012 1:25:21 PM
  • Thanks for thinking of physically challenged individuals!!! - 4/4/2012 4:02:49 PM
  • Nice to know SparkPeople is thinking about those who have disabilities. I'm not disabled but know of those that are, including my daughter who has down's syndrome. Thanks for the article it's nice to know others care. - 3/13/2012 2:25:04 AM
    Not bad, I wonder if there is any cardo ideas as well. - 1/18/2012 12:56:08 AM
  • This was great, Coach Nicole. I'm not disabled, but it's good to know (hey, anything can happen) that it's possible to stay in shape, even with physical limitations. I just saw a television program featuring a man named Craig Dietz, who has no arms or legs. He lives alone, and competes in a variety of sports, including long distance open water swimming. What an inspiration! - 9/19/2011 3:08:28 PM

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