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ARMS RULE!

Postby GONZO » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:30 pm

Mild spina bifida means I can't walk very far, and can't run or cycle at all. So until the end of March, ARMS RULE!
Shadow boxing, boxing, bicep/tricep curls, and whatever else I can think of. Theoretically it should strengthen the chest and shoulder muscles, increasing upper body strength. Even if it doesn't it'll raise my heart rate, which means I'll get fitter. Hopefully :D Let you know how it goes! :? K.
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Re: ARMS RULE!

Postby Alexandra » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:49 am

Good luck with it, keep us posted, best wishes, Alexandra :D
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Re: ARMS RULE!

Postby mumnbub » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:15 am

Are you able to go swimming? that would be great cardio exercise if you can do it
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22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

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Re: ARMS RULE!

Postby GONZO » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:50 pm

You must have read my mind! Did that today (as much as I can, which is sitting in the shallows up to my chest in the river, doing the crawl motion with my hands, and trying not to fall over :oops: ) and have such sore leg and tummy muscles it ain't funny! That was Day 3.

Day 1: Forgot till really late and then simply couldn't be bothered. Ergo, nothing.
Day 2: 10 reps each side of 3 different arms exercises.
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Re: ARMS RULE!

Postby GONZO » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:42 am

Day 3: my stomach muscles are still killing me from "swimming". I did 12 reps of 2 arm exercises b4 my stomach really complained. So I went to bed!
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Re: ARMS RULE!

Postby GONZO » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:52 am

DAY 4: Again, nothing.
DAY 5: Gardening. Pulling root-bound dead plants out of pots. OW!
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Re: ARMS RULE!

Postby GONZO » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:54 am

All this exercise, and I put on 500g! Aaaarrggghhh!
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Re: ARMS RULE!

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:51 am

Don't worry about putting on a little bit of weight. It could easily be retained fluid, especially if it's hot where you live right now or if you've had a bit of salty food over the last few days. Weigh yourself in a few days time and see if there's a difference.

You can use a pedal exerciser to give your arms a work-out too. They're meant to be used as a recumbent stationary bike so you can sit on your normal chair/lounge and still exercise your legs, but you can easily use them for your arms instead.
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