View Full Version : Quad work out weights?
04-30-2003, 05:32 PM
I'm new here and have found this board to be very informative. A quick run down on me. I'm a 31 one year old C5/C6 Quad injured 13 years ago from a gun shot wound. I was wondering if any of you kats know where to get some kind of quad work out weight gloves? I've tried useing those velcore ankle weights but they just slide off. Any help would be cool. Thanks and keep on truckin!
04-30-2003, 06:44 PM
g, i found some wrist/ankle weights at target that have varying weights, i bought the 5lbs. for less than $10.00. they are circular and elastic, so you can pull them on yourself. my brother, jim, just slips them over the fingers and stops before the thumb, they have enough elastic to stay there even with the exercises. the writing on them says PROSPIRIT and i got them in the sports department. they are bright purple. his ex-occupational therapist gave me some helpful exercises and he does the reps while watching tv, on long trips or out on the porch. he is c5-6 with bad shoulders.
04-30-2003, 07:17 PM
Another great option is using Heavy Hands. You can change the weight amounts depending on the kind of excercises you want to do, and they stay on a tetra´s hand quite snugly!
"So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer
04-30-2003, 09:54 PM
While our son (C4/C5/C6) was at Project Walk he used velcro straps that strapped around his wrist that had metal hooks sewn onto them. They were made by one of the parents, whose son was also at Project Walk. Before we left, she was kind enough to make a pair for our son to take home. They have worked extremely well and seem to hold up. He is currently doing lat pulls with over 100 lbs.
04-30-2003, 10:04 PM
05-01-2003, 04:38 AM
Some more options.
· Quad Gloves: http://www.bike-on.com/quadgloves.htm
· EZ-Grip: http://www.ivanko.com/products/prd_text/EZ-GRIP.html
· Lifting Hooks: http://www.nefitco.com/lifting_hooks.html
05-02-2003, 07:30 PM
All of the information helped. I'm very greatful for all who took the time to answer me. Thanks again.
Keep on keepin on!