Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Finally able to do "squats"

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1

    Finally able to do "squats"

    Been s-l-o-w-l-y building on what was once a toe wiggle/flicker in my leg. The left leg has become much more active than the right which is about 9 months behind. Now, on a 45 degree sliding board, I can finally do sets of squats. The returns in my legs have been like aging, they happen so slowly you don't notice them adding up.

    I've also noticed that if I let too much time go by not exercising, the nerve activity goes back into hibernation. It takes a couple days of working to get back to where I previously was. It's safe to say I would still be just wiggling my toe if not for 100's of hours of patient exercise.

  2. #2
    Senior Member patd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Boise, Idaho, USA
    Sounds great!


  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains
    congrats and keep working those muscles!!!
    T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

    My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

  4. #4
    keep at it - good story!

  5. #5
    Keep up the good work!

  6. #6
    Great news Al!

    Who makes this sliding board?
    Injured May 19, 2006, C4 incomplete

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by hapahouli
    Great news Al!

    Who makes this sliding board?
    I use it at the gym and had to laugh when I came home and looked it up.
    None other than Chuck Norris' Total Gym. It works great though. The board slides up and down or locks into place. It's easy to transfer onto with a spotter and adjusts for angle. I started nearly horizontal and have been working my way up.

  8. #8
    WTG! Keep it up.

  9. #9
    Senior Member JeffH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Bend, Oregon

    Very cool.

    Starting with a horizontal slideboard. Good idea.

    Keep at it, I'm right behind you...
    Well, not exactly but I do have slight movement in my hips and upper legs.
    Hope to be trying out the slideboard some day in the near future.

  10. #10
    Yeah dog, good job. The TG is a beast and you can do so much on it. I've been using it for 2 years and am still adding exercises. Very good piece of equipment for many levels of recovery.
    C5/6- Workin' on Recovery

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-14-2007, 08:52 PM
  2. finally!!!!!! relief.
    By rollin64 in forum Pain
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-10-2006, 03:35 PM
  3. Finally getting power chair for work!
    By ergvepeog in forum Caregiving
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-18-2006, 11:45 PM
  4. finally home after huge operation
    By pcamore in forum Care
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-23-2004, 05:01 PM
  5. Lorenzo's oil finally proven to work
    By Norm in forum Cure
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-28-2002, 06:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts