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    I'll show you mine...

    Here is my version of the ultimate quadriplegic home gym. Post pictures and descriptions of what you have come up with.
    Equipment:
    Vita Glide
    stall bars
    kettle bells
    speed bag
    Uppertone
    equipment rack
    FES bike
    Johnny G spin cycle
    wheel rack
    http://www.bhsaweb.com/images/home_gym/

    (for some reason message board won't upload images)

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    What a set-up! Do you have someone who works out with you or can you use all that on your own?

    I also notice the highland games posters, which is freaking fantastic. Are you or someone you know a thrower?

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    I bring someone in once or twice a week for the FES bike, other than that I have everything set up were I can do everything independently. As far as the Highland games I was a competitive thrower for 8 years before my accident, helped start 3 different festivals in the High Plains region and was inducted into the Rocky Mountains Scottish athletes Hall of Fame in 2009.

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    That's a great set-up, its awesome you can do that all yourself at home. How often do you work out? Do you ever manage to do any standing?

    I have been throwing the olympic hammer since college. I never did manage to try the highland games, I've always wanted to though.

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    How do you like the Johnny G Spin cycle? I've been looking for a good upper body ergometer for a while but balked at the JG because of it's shorter cranks. What different benefits are realized between the VitaGlide and JG as both are cardio.

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    tomsonite: on average I work out 6 days a week. Usually 2 strength days and for cardio days but sometimes I split those evenly. On my strength days I left for 1.5 hours and then stretch out on the Johnny G for half an hour. On cardio days it's usually an hour and then some stretching afterwards. I have a standing frame but having used it for several years. I live by myself and that is one of those things that would be nice to do just hanging out and not having to schedule into life. I loved throwing the Olympic hammer. you should try the games, the best time you can have with clothes on.

    pat:
    I love the JG. Because of the design of the spin cycle is very easy for you to individualize the reach you want to achieve. The way I have the spin cycle set up I am pulling back with resistance. The vita glide is more of a pushing motion. They both definitely have its place but the spin cycle is excellent at loosening and stretching your shoulders as well as providing cardio opportunities.

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    Can you get in and out of the standing frame yourself? If so you should try standing and using some of your Strength equipment... it usually kicks clients a$$.


    Eric Harness, CSCS
    Founder/President
    Neuro Ex, Inc
    Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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    great idea! unfortunatley I cant.

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