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    Do you find yourself working out constantly to stay where your at?

    Hello everyone.

    I was wondering if anyone else who is either walking now or getting return finds themselves having to cosntantly work out 2-3 hours a day to keep their return? If i don't work out at least 2 hours a day with pool therapy and land therapy my body really feels it. Either my legs feel weaker or my trunk control decreases enough that I can tell when I try to walk long distances.

    I just came home for a day, i didn't get to work out because all my equipment is down there and i feel like hell. Thats what made me think of this post.


    If Bruce is out there, do you still have to work out as much as you orignally did to keep where your at?

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    I find that if I don't exercise a little every day it, I start getting a lot of pain in the back and feel weak and unsteady.
    Daniel

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    i was swimming every day, using the total gym and using the walker anc crutches. I think i may have overdone it in the pool with the hamstring curls because i had unbearable pain in the right leg from the butt down to the back of my knee. ALMOST thought i would have to go back into the wheelchair, so have taken 4 days off. For me, i'm having a little trouble finding a happy medium. This knee (i think it may be some hyperextension, and maybe nerve pain???) going to avoid anything to do with the hamstrings for awhile. any advice???

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    Dennis i have the same issue. My knee is constantly hurting, but stopping just makes u atrophy. I don't recommend hamstring curels in the pool. It does somthing weird, when I do them out of the pool my leg feels fine. But in the pool it really hurts the back of my knee. But it may just be me. If my knee is really killing me, i just put on a light brace around the knee it seems to help it so i can continue to walk.
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    Just like before SCI. Bulk = high weight + low reps. Tone = low weight + high reps. I would run five miles most every day and hit the weight room for bulk every three days. Do not forget about diet. I always enjoy having a work out partner too. Now that I am married I do not get out to the gym and stuff and it is hard to stay motivated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee
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    If Bruce is out there, do you still have to work out as much as you orignally did to keep where your at?
    Cory, actually for me, I don't work out as intensely as I used to. I do need to walk on my body-weight-supported treadmill setup at least twice a week or else I notice that I don't walk as well as I can. I also have to be rigorous about stretching/range of motion stuff or I quickly can have trouble there, especially on my weaker right side.

    I also don't work out or exercise as much as I did because I work full time now, and that gets in the way. I guess I do my best to find some equilibrium with all this.

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    All good advice, thanks!!!

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    Thanks for the info bruce!
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    I am a walking para, and I have had people ask me if I still do PhysicalTherapy . I tell them that "Life is PhysicalTherapy". From the moment we wake up - the struggle begins. Getting to the bathroom without an AFO on, leaning on the walls, walking without a cane to get the telephone. Sure I do core workouts, rowing, weights, treadmill. But in between workouts, life is always throwing us more opportunities to do more work. Sometimes the workouts are easier to perform than the in between times....

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    i do therapy for 2-2 1/2 hours twice a week. then, on the off days, i'll do upper body once a day with the thera band to help keep my back and lats get the workout. i also concentrate on my muscles around the front of the shoulders (to keep stress off of my tendons there) as well as my pecs.

    i don't feel like i've back tracked if i don't do the same 2 hour intense therapy every day. i just try to stay active without hurting myself. i really take my time so i don't get pain.
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