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    Rocking chair for leg / core exercise?

    I've been thinking a rocking chair might help things. If I sit in one I can rock using both my legs and core, but I've never really tried it consistently. My thing is I don't want to ask someone to help me transfer unless I know what I'm doing will be beneficial. I was thinking sittin in the rocking chair and putting my feet up on a footstool might allow me to get more of a total gym like movement and be a way to strengthen and stretch my legs. Thoughts or ideas?

    Thank you.,
    Ian

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    Interesting idea. Depending on how strong you are you could add weights in your lap or on the chair to increase the resistance.


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

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    maybe wear a weighted vest???

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    Quote Originally Posted by tryharder View Post
    maybe wear a weighted vest???
    That would work


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

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    That's a very interesting idea - a variation on a rowing machine, almost. I can see how it would be a safe way to build core strength and gently work the legs.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    when I have gotten in other chairs for exercise I always seem to slip down with my effort, would some kind of waist strap around the chair be the answer?

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    That would work, you could also try using a wheelchair cushion to sit on.


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

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    My husband wears a back brace that closes with Velcro in front - if the back of your rocking chair is made with slats or dowels, you could wrap a brace around them in order to fashion a harness that would keep you in place. My husband wears a Royal Posture brace, but there are many similar ones available at Wal-Mart, Amazon, etc. For reference: royalposture.com
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    I saw the royal posture brace and wondered if it would help me sit up straight. While wearing it does he still function as well or does it limit his movements?

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