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05-26-2003, 02:29 PM
I'm looking for some weightlifters to swap info with. I am t-10. I do everything all the other lifters do except legs. Thinking about going competitive. I dont know how they would handle weigh-ins. Has anybody done this before? The meets are open so I would be up against my weight class ab or not. Before you ask no I am not a poser. My paragut is still here even with all the crunches. Here is a recent pic of me with my grand-dad.
Can't remember...are you a veteran? They have weight lifting as an event at the NVWGs and you should be able to contact someone involved by posting a letter to the editor in Sports 'n Spokes.
05-27-2003, 06:01 AM
KLD, Thanks I totaly forgot about S&S. Yes I am a vet but not didability related.
05-27-2003, 06:15 AM
Wow, you look good Pat. Your legs look good too, do you stim. them, use a bike or do spasms keep them in shape?
05-27-2003, 02:25 PM
seneca, thanks. No, I do nothing with my legs. I was standing and training with RGOs but after they blistered my feet the second time I quit. The benefits of healthy feet outweigh standing. Before SCI I was addicted to running and I think that is why my legs are still "healthy" looking.
05-27-2003, 06:13 PM
You don't have to be service connected to participate in the NVWG (or to be a PVA member). All veterans with disabilities that cause them to use a wheelchair are equally eligible for participation.