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by abacoian
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Hi guys, how much do you really know about movement?
Replies: 1
Views: 8277

Hi guys, how much do you really know about movement?

I haven't been here in a while. I joined this forum a few years ago looking for ideas and feedback on my exercise training to improve my spinal cord injury. Here's a recent video of what I'm still working on and fighting through: https://youtu.be/5Bd0k9YoANw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return f...
by abacoian
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: video recap of may
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

video recap of may

http://youtu.be/JdFXHQGpX8U" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This video is just a short recap of what I worked on in May. I think if figuring things out slowly but still don't have a grasp on my full potential that I know is there. Hoping this month I will be able to figure out and add...
by abacoian
Sun May 11, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Psychology
Topic: 10 minute muscle strengthening routines? help please
Replies: 1
Views: 6517

10 minute muscle strengthening routines? help please

Life is so busy, you work all day and it's hard to feel like working out. And on days off things always distract us. Even when we have the time, focusing on every exercise and knowing you need to put in at least an hour can be overwhelming. But with spinal cord injury I need to and can be better tha...
by abacoian
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can progress be made without consistancy?
Replies: 6
Views: 4869

Re: Can progress be made without consistancy?

Hey Jungledoc, yes the video was when I first started using the pulley system, I don't do that anymore:) Last week I was at a hotel and able to practice walking in the long hallways, so much nicer than having to turn around every few steps. I was just reading of an intense therapy program for people...
by abacoian
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can progress be made without consistancy?
Replies: 6
Views: 4869

Re: Can progress be made without consistancy?

I appreciate the wisdom and the honesty guys. I agree jungledoc, I need to look at the big picture and not max out after one or two weeks. I need to find peace with those days that I rest, I feel like I might be missing an opportunity but I'm seeing that the rest is beneficial and needed. A friend s...
by abacoian
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: protein shakes?
Replies: 7
Views: 6630

protein shakes?

A friend has started using whey (not sure) protein by body fortress and thinks it would benefit my workouts. Is there much difference in building strength using protein shakes than without? Since I'm already working out I'm hoping protein shakes will maximize my efforts? Appreciate all insight.
by abacoian
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can progress be made without consistancy?
Replies: 6
Views: 4869

Can progress be made without consistancy?

I've been trying to exercise more recently to make the physical improvements that I know are possible. I have a spinal cord injury and have to use a power wheelchair. But the hardest part about it is what it would actually take on my part to make those improvements. It's not too difficult to go hard...
by abacoian
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what I worked on in January (video)
Replies: 2
Views: 2916

Re: what I worked on in January (video)

Thank you for the response dub. February didn't go how I planned but rarely does everything go how we plan right. I fight discouragement but it doesn't keep me back. I believe that I will figure it out eventually. Of course even then it won't be easy, but I think a little more steady. Thank you agai...
by abacoian
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what I worked on in January (video)
Replies: 2
Views: 2916

what I worked on in January (video)

This shows a portion of what I worked at last month. This month I hope to dig deeper and find more steady effective exercises. Grateful for all suggestions. Thank you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8bbt6wMbsI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by abacoian
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Asking for help again
Replies: 15
Views: 10837

bruised rib

This past week I did the workout everyother day but more sets reps. Walking has been good, trying to walk half a mile in one week, very close, .46 of a mile. 3 days I walked 460 feet. Yesterday I bought a 5 lb kettlebell weight, I think it will be good. After my walk last night getting back into my ...
by abacoian
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asking for help again
Replies: 15
Views: 10837

Re: Asking for help again

Thanks Ironman I appreciate the support. This week I worked out 5 consecutive days. The exercises Stuard listed I've been doing except for the lat pulldown, I have to wait until I get a weight pulley system. I am thankful for my progress and just the fact that I can exercise. I walk everyday after w...
by abacoian
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asking for help again
Replies: 15
Views: 10837

Re: Asking for help again

Struggling with motivation but walking distance has been solid and consistant. This week I'm aiming for 5 days: exercise band workout 15x3 sets legs with 5lb weights 15 x 3 Situps 15 x 3 and continued walking. I feel so far yet so close. I know accomplishing my goals one day att a time this week wil...
by abacoian
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asking for help again
Replies: 15
Views: 10837

Re: Asking for help again

The arm rows, how much do they work the back? If they do is it a key part of the back and are there any other back exercises that would be important to seeing noticeable progress? What simple back exercise or exercises would you say are a must?
by abacoian
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asking for help again
Replies: 15
Views: 10837

Re: Asking for help again

Just did most of these:) The two arm row exercises, should I do both, it works different muscles? I did 3 sets of 15, which ones should I do every other day and which one are ok to do everyday if I feel like it?
by abacoian
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asking for help again
Replies: 15
Views: 10837

Re: Asking for help again

Thank you Stuard, I will get to work on these. I think my torso needs to be worked as well so this is great! Any advice on sets / reps / how many days a week for these muscles?