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by abacoian
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Walked with the regular walker, about 20 steps, my legs were a lil tight it seemed
by abacoian
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Forgot to mention yesterday used a rope to stretch out my shoulder hopefully. When I exercised on bed my left arm seemed looser as I pushed myself side to side
by abacoian
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Last night did bed workout. Day 4 - 3 sets of 5 situps plus other exercises. Last two nights also did 3 crunches lying flat in bed and 10 flexes trying to lift leg straight up. Day 2 Today usual at work. Legs 3 x 40 day 3. Shoulder shrugs plus elbows up 3 x 15 day 3. Trunk twists, side crunches 3 x ...
by abacoian
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

I truly appreciate that jungledoc. He seems "ok" I don't know, only God, and that is the better way. Just prayers is all I have.

I didn't know there was a journal discussion section, that might come in handy.
by abacoian
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Regular at work. Forgot to mention yesterday I started stretching the fingers on my left hand and today makes day 2 each finger 50 x 3 at least. Yesterday noticed my left hand didn't spasm while using the regular walker. Today after work I used the pullupbar with palms faced out 40 x 2 to focus on m...
by abacoian
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Yesterday walked the hall with the up n free and turned into the living room unassisted. Ab/core workout on edge of bed. Lying back on arm pillow 3 sets of 5 situps. Hope to be consistent during the week and progress weekly. Legs at work 40 x 3 and stretch. Shoulders and trunk stuff. Walked great wi...
by abacoian
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Walked about 35 steps with walker. Last step was like it was locked (left leg) That's been happening a little.

Good workout outside. Day 2 focusing on upper back but did other exercises. Pullups faced hands out and in. 3 sets of 20 each.
by abacoian
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: you can help me walk if you want
Replies: 29
Views: 12760

Re: you can help me walk if you want

I read about the upperback muscles and did a exercise where I pull the exercise band back to my side. I also have a pull up bar that I can use from my chair so yesterday I focused on a light upper back workout. With the pullups, is there any difference if my palms are facing me or facing forward? An...
by abacoian
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Yesterday I worked out with my exercise bands and tried to focus on my upper back muscles. First I did pullups. I'm trying to find a good plan to strengthen my back. Only walked ten steps with the regular walker and no up n free. I think the break was ok.
by abacoian
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Thursday did my exercise at work. Walked with regular walker about 58 steps, all the way to the living room and back. And in the evening using the up n free was great, I walked and was able to steer it to the end of the wall without running into the walls. It was an amazing accomplishment. At the en...
by abacoian
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Haven't updated last few days. Wednesday night with the up n free was good, 30 minutes. Started down the hall but needed help steering. Did squats. For some reason felt a little disappointed, I think it's just frustration. I did my bed abs / back / side balance / tricep. Post more later.
by abacoian
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

This is yesterdays entry. Usual leg reps at work. But started lifting shoulders to side (like a chicken wing I guess) 3 x 10 I think. And started twisting left to right and right to left. And crunching trunk side to side. Hope to learn the proper terms soon:) After work yesterday walked regular dist...
by abacoian
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

Used the up n free for about 20 minutes. Stood up, locked the piston, and pressed forward to work on my goal of walking to the end of the hall by myself. I think I did get 4 steps unassisted. Walking with the up n free takes much more energy than the regular walker. The up n free with it's 4 big whe...
by abacoian
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: you can help me walk if you want
Replies: 29
Views: 12760

Re: you can help me walk if you want

Thank you ironman. My friend is going to be gone quite a bit this summer so I don't think I'll get to workout in the pool much but that's ok, there's lots I can do a part from the pool. Thank you for the links, the lists are most valuable to my understanding and progress. I thought I would do all of...
by abacoian
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Ian's spinal cord injury - Walk / fight journal
Replies: 39
Views: 29680

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

last night also did core / balance sitting on the edge of the bed.

Today exercised legs 3 x 30 at work and stretched right leg 3x 30 minutes. Did some shoulder shrugs and lifts.

Walked with regular walker, not too bad, seemed a little less better than Friday..or Saturday?