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by abacoian
Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

Exercise at work, 4 sets of 10 of everything usual except legs 3 sets of 30. Stretched right leg 4 x 30 minutes. Walked 32 steps, good steps. Weights on legs: 5 x 15 Stretched out left arm with rope. strap on weights on arms, 3 x 8 on biceps. strap on weights on left hand and lifted arm palm up 3 x ...
by abacoian
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

strap on weights on arms, 3 x 8 on biceps. strap on weights on left hand and lifted arm palm up 3 x 8. Right arm shoulder lift 3 x 8. Weight does get heavyusing right shoulder but not right bicep. Exercise at work, 4 sets of 10 of everything usual except legs 4 sets of 25. Stretched right leg 4 x 30...
by abacoian
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

Started a simple new exercise today that I hope to do regularly and see the benefits. With ankle weights around each ankle did 5 sets of 15 leg lifts. I hope / need to add / build on these easy exercises that I think about but never start, I know there will be benefits. Used strap on weights on arms...
by abacoian
Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: you can help me walk if you want
Replies: 29
Views: 13912

Re: you can help me walk if you want

thank you doc. If I posted videos / photos is it ok to post the links or do i need to upload directly here?
by abacoian
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: you can help me walk if you want
Replies: 29
Views: 13912

Re: you can help me walk if you want

Been tryin to keep steady. But feeling a little discouraged lately. I have seen progress in situps, going from 15 to 24 total, I will keep pushing, I'm hoping when I'm able to do 100 that I will be able to situp without help. I feel discouraged because I haven't figured out exactly what I need to do...
by abacoian
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

went back and looked and the first time i logged how many situps it was total 15 and i remember using my arms. Today I did 24 and no arms, but some momentum, but progressing.
by abacoian
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

yesterday: Pullups 4 x 15 facing in and out. Exercise band Yesterday : 10 left hand finger stretches. 10 shoulder shrugs. 10 elbow arm raises (right & left) 10 trunk twists. 10 trunk side bends. 30 leg lifts. - x 3 sets. Lying down - 3 crunches x 2, leg/ab flexes 10 x 2 Today : walked with regular w...
by abacoian
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

last night no situps on edge of bed but when I layed down 3 crunches and 10 leg/ab flexes x 2. Today at work: 10 left hand finger stretches. 10 shoulder shrugs. 10 elbow arm raises (right & left) 10 trunk twists. 10 trunk side bends. 30 leg lifts. - x 5 sets. And stretching right leg. walked with re...
by abacoian
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

Walked with regular walker, not as smooth as yesterday but pushed for the same distance
by abacoian
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

Monday walked about 20 steps with regular walker. No up n free. Only 4 situps. Tuesday at work: 25 left hand finger stretches. 10 shoulder shrugs. 10 elbow arm raises (right & left) 10 trunk twists. 10 trunk side bends. 30 leg lifts. - x 4 sets, maybe 5 on legs. And stretching right leg. Pullups 4 x...
by abacoian
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

Cut back my exercise at work, maybe I'll be able to do it 5 days instead of 4. 3 sets of all. 25 left hand finger stretches. 10 shoulder shrugs. 10 elbow arm raises (right & left) 10 trunk twists. 10 trunk side bends. 30 leg lifts. 15 pullups x 8, 4 palms facing forward and 4 palms facing back. Stre...
by abacoian
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

felt cruddy today but feeling better. pUllups 6 sets. left shoulder stretch. up n free 35minutes. Squats, 12,4,8,8 Practiced shifting weight without holding on. Not many steps
by abacoian
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

Thursday night using the up n free 40 minutes. Walked well, still struggling steering. Squats. A little standing without holding on. Yesterday did pullups with palms facing out and in 3 sets of each (6) and some other exercise band exercises. Used the upn free 30 minutes, struggled walking / steerin...
by abacoian
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: you can help me walk if you want
Replies: 29
Views: 13912

Re: you can help me walk if you want

Thanks guys. Honestly I'm trying to work hard, and figure out what I need to work hard at. Even though the walker isn't an answer all I think the benefits of using it consistantly are priceless. Just the short walk down the hall daily is priceless to me. But so far I'm thinking I need to work abs / ...
by abacoian
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 31421

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

Last night up n free for 40 minutes. Walking down the hallway well unassisted. But turning the walker is what I can't figure out, but I know that difficult part is helping / strengthening. Did squats, 15, 12. Lisa helped me walk back to room, tired and sweaty. I also let get of the walker for 15 sho...