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    Quote Originally Posted by sjean423 View Post
    Not exciting, but I have an exercise routine for my shoulders. It mixes up therabands with a few minutes of cardio between sets. In the gym, I use a handcycle, but at home, I either bounce a kids ball off the wall, or roll my arms, hand over hand, quickly.

    Kind of tedious, but it works. Guess it would compare to jogging in place.
    Good ideas! Keep them coming! I like having different options!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    sex. lots of it
    I know my husband would agree with you on that one! Not a bad idea.
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    If you have some space, w/out breakables to worry about, you could modify the wall ball to be a sort of volley-ball rally ..... just batting the ball back and forth, wasn;t thinking at first that there were 2 of you.
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    What about boxing? I work at a spinal cord injury facility and we just purchased a boxing set up with a 70 lb bag and speed bag. One of our clients used it to help her shed off 30 lbs, with addition to a well balanced diet. She said it was fun and I have found many other clients to enjoy the punching bags as well. Gets the heart rate up and really works the core and arms. Can do it from a standing frame or from the chair. Intervals is what I would suggest, changing up ur workout makes its more intense and keeps ur mind going instead of getting bored. Hope that helps! Good luck with your workouts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashbang View Post
    There is a series of exercise dvds called "Chair Aerobics for Everyone".
    Titles in the series include Chair Boxing, Chair Salsa, Chair Bellydance,
    Circuit Training Beach Party, & more.
    Have you tried working out to these or any other sitting exercise dvds?
    Has anyone tried any of these dvds? I found one specifically for SCI so I imagine it wouldn't have a lot if any leg exercises.
    And I've seen a link to these, but nowhere to buy. Wondering if they are really corny.
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    Originally Posted by Crashbang
    There is a series of exercise dvds called "Chair Aerobics for Everyone".
    Titles in the series include Chair Boxing, Chair Salsa, Chair Bellydance,
    Circuit Training Beach Party, & more.
    Have you tried working out to these or any other sitting exercise dvds?


    november wrote:

    Has anyone tried any of these dvds? I found one specifically for SCI so I imagine it wouldn't have a lot if any leg exercises.
    And I've seen a link to these, but nowhere to buy. Wondering if they are really corny.

    Yes, I have three of the series, purchased on amazon.com.
    These dvds include much leg work as part of the routines,
    but the arms are working fulltime too, it's like dance, but seated.
    I can't manage the full-length routines, but shorter routines are included too.
    I modify what I do, the point is too keep moving for a certain length of time.
    The instructors in this series are upbeat and the music is good, I like these better
    than some of the Sit/Fit/Seniors dvds I've bought.
    I have accumulated a small collection of exercise dvds for pwds or seniors,
    will try to post some other titles later this week.
    My preferred exercise is swimming/walking in the pool,
    but dvds are good for days when I can't get in the pool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashbang View Post
    Originally Posted by Crashbang
    There is a series of exercise dvds called "Chair Aerobics for Everyone".
    Titles in the series include Chair Boxing, Chair Salsa, Chair Bellydance,
    Circuit Training Beach Party, & more.
    Have you tried working out to these or any other sitting exercise dvds?


    november wrote:

    Has anyone tried any of these dvds? I found one specifically for SCI so I imagine it wouldn't have a lot if any leg exercises.
    And I've seen a link to these, but nowhere to buy. Wondering if they are really corny.

    Yes, I have three of the series, purchased on amazon.com.
    These dvds include much leg work as part of the routines,
    but the arms are working fulltime too, it's like dance, but seated.
    I can't manage the full-length routines, but shorter routines are included too.
    I modify what I do, the point is too keep moving for a certain length of time.
    The instructors in this series are upbeat and the music is good, I like these better
    than some of the Sit/Fit/Seniors dvds I've bought.
    I have accumulated a small collection of exercise dvds for pwds or seniors,
    will try to post some other titles later this week.
    My preferred exercise is swimming/walking in the pool,
    but dvds are good for days when I can't get in the pool.

    Why can't you manage the full-length routines? Can you recommend a couple of your favorite dvds with the most upper body workout because although upper body is included during the leg exercising many of us won't be doing the leg activity at all. Thanks in advance!
    Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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