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by abacoian
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asking for help again
Replies: 15
Views: 9494

Re: Asking for help again

111913162336.jpg 111913162336.jpg 111913162046.jpg Stuard I have weights that I can use with my right arm, a 1,3 and 5 lb. My left am needs strap on weights that I have, 4 2 1/2 weights that I can use on my legs as well. My right side is strongest, my left is weak but I know can be better if I work...
by abacoian
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asking for help again
Replies: 15
Views: 9494

Re: Asking for help again

Thank you Stuard. My thought is regular strength training will help me and might very well be the simple mystery to my success. I'm injured but my body is still made to work so if I figure out what exercises /routines / muscles to diligently push then the result will be improvement. Of course there ...
by abacoian
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asking for help again
Replies: 15
Views: 9494

Asking for help again

Life goes by so fast, go to work come home, do what you can, do it again. It gets tiresome don't it? But I can'y give up my physical aspirations. Slowly my walking has improved, from just a few feet several months ago to 210 feet this week. After work my wife helps me get in the walker and I walk. M...
by abacoian
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: abacoIan spinal cord injury, sorry dont have decent internet
Replies: 3
Views: 2979

abacoIan spinal cord injury, sorry dont have decent internet

Hi guys, hope those that were giving me feedback remember me. I haven't given up, had some good weeks and a couple discouraging ones. But still pushing as much as I can and see slow improvements. I'm still in a wheelchair, might be forever, might be for a few more years, but I'm still fighting. I've...
by abacoian
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29666

Re: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal

MTWT @ work regular routine, 3 sets. Tuesday (or Monday?) 40 minutes using up n free, 57 squats (10,10,10, 7, 10, 9) Eob situps, 10, 10, 7 Wednesday 30 minutes up n free and first few minutes of walking legs felt nice and loose, 25 squats (12, 10, 3) Legs spassed real bad but the short walk showed m...
by abacoian
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: you can help me walk if you want
Replies: 29
Views: 12757

Re: you can help me walk if you want

Since I might be offline for a while might you post some article links that I could download and read? i'm thinking back, abs (hipflexors) legs, and shoulders and anything else that you think might be of benefit. Thank you
by abacoian
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29666

Re: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal

Exercise at work, 3 sets of 12 of everything usual except legs 3 sets of 35. Stretched right leg 3 x 30 minutes. also left wrist / arm at work Walked with regular walker half distance, not bad. Pullups 20 x 3 (6) Pushed arms away 10 x 3 Stretched left arm. Saw improvement on getting left arm up to bar
by abacoian
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29666

Re: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal

it is, mine can be 100, 80, 60, I have been using 60, later on i can get an even lower one
by abacoian
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: you can help me walk if you want
Replies: 29
Views: 12757

Re: you can help me walk if you want

I thought abs were large muscle groups? Should I always focus on doing my situps with my hips or just sometimes? Here is a picture of me http://www.flickr.com/photos/abacoian/9340297292/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I posted this first to show how I spend the majority of my time, i...
by abacoian
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29666

Re: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal

Leg weights, 5 x 15 each leg. Arm wights. Shoulder left. 10 x 3

Pullups 20 x 3 (6)

Bar-pushed arms away 10 x 3

upnfree 35 minutes: walked down hall, turned ok, squats 10, 5, 5 Legs spazzed alot the last two days using the upnfree
by abacoian
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29666

Re: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal

here's the upnfree http://www.easy-walking.com/up-n-free/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; the able bodied models can use it easier than me but it is good for me. After not using it for 10 days it was fixed yesterday and I used it 40 minutes yesterday and 35 today. Not sure why but my ...
by abacoian
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: you can help me walk if you want
Replies: 29
Views: 12757

Re: you can help me walk if you want

I don't know what deadbug variations are but will look it up. I don't know if I can recover walking "normal" and that doesn't bother me. Abs and back are necessary yes. But today I saw that I need to go for it with my legs, all out. Balance and not toppoling over is sweet, but I need to strengthen a...
by abacoian
Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29666

Re: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal

Finally got the upnfree fixed today, walked from livingroom to room and used it almost 40 minutes. Alot of leg spasms
by abacoian
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29666

Re: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal

Pullups 20 x 6 (both) exercise band. Left arm stretch.

Legs/weights 15 x 5

arms/weights 10 x 3 including left shoulder

Didn't walk

Eob: Situps 8 x 4 sets. Back & S2s 10 x 3

Flat: legs/ab flexes 12 x 2 Crunches 5 x 2
by abacoian
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29666

Re: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal

Wednesday: Exercise at work, 4 sets of 10 of everything usual except legs 3 sets of 30. Stretched right leg 4 x 30 minutes. Walked, fell safely at end of walk. No bed exercise Thursday: Exercise at work, 3 sets of 10 of everything usual except legs 3 sets of 30. Stretched right leg 3 x 30 minutes. W...