Before spinal cord injury back when I was able bodies I was super super fit! Not being ovwr confident but I took pride in my fitness . ...
Before spinal cord injury back when I was able bodies I was super super fit! Not being ovwr confident but I took pride in my fitness . My body was perfect I worked extremely hard to perfect my body and soul. My eating habitswere healthy and lifestyle was all fitness and day and career.
Since being in wheelchair I found it extremely difficult to get the full b3nifits of staying fit in a gym. But I had to train my mind to adapt and find ways to make thw gym equipment work for me and not use my wheelchair as as my excuse to hold me back.
It is also frustrating when people say to me "your lucky you're in a chair to workout it must be easy" NO it is not as many who use a wheel hair will tell you.. just using my manual wheelchair names my uppermost body work out when I'm not at gym. And it takes a toll on my hands and shoulders Ana back.
Do when you do want to stay active have a safe and secure posture. Brakes always secured. And used free weights on the wheels to stop ypur wheels from rolling.
In this video you'll see me usibg resistance stretch bands.
I apply yoga I to my strength training.
With spinal cord I jury and joint disease my body geys xtight and not flexible anymore. But this still is a workout to help my done motor skills and dexterity in my hands, wrists,elbows, shoulders a d upper back,neck.
There are different resistan e levels you can build up. I do this once a week and build it up with only last 10mins. I do 3 sets of 10 stretches by breathing in then I pull and Steph on the band's as I exhale. I do 10 breathes . I them turn my wheelxhair around yo get the stretch on the front part of my chest, sides, triceps and firearms and trapeze.
Raising awareness for Spinal Cord Injury sharing my lifes journey to inspire and educate life still gos on. #nickidonnelly #wheelchairlife #disabledmodel #snapchat #loveyourself
Person InjuredFull arm functionFull finger functionPartial trunk controlNo leg functionUnable to WalkAsianUnited KingdomParaplegicFemale
Exercise/TherapyEquipmentHome therapy programStrength training