I'm way way out of shape, and I know I need to do something to get my hear rate up, but I don't seem to have any reasonable options. Maybe my brain has just rotted too long from lack of exercise and being busy at work. Maybe some of you will be nice enough to give me some ideas.
My situation: mid 30s, T8 complete ten years post, around 6' and 140 pounds, I get around pretty good (live alone, drive, work 50-60 hours a week).
I have a handcycle (since I imagine that's what most people will think of first), unfortunately I can't ride it (it's a bit complicated, but I've got heterotopic ossification in my right hip that prevents me from straightening my leg enough to avoid getting hit by the cranks when turning right. I thought about rigging it up inside on a trainer, but unfortunately I just don't have enough floor space in my studio apartment for that.
With regard to pushing my everyday chair, that doesn't seem like a brilliant idea to me. I feel like my muscles get fatigued (shoulders, triceps) before my heart rate gets anywhere near where I need it to be. So it feels like I'm doing more damage to my shoulders than it's worth for the minimal benefit I might be getting. THat being said, I'm open to it, I live in a downtown area and there's a little greenway literally half a block from my front door. Does anyone feel like they actually get a reasonable workout just from pushing the chair?
Also open to any other ideas you fine folks might have for me. thanks.