The Well-Known SecretBy Morse, Marty; Bleakney, Adam; Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 29, No. 3, p. 32
Publication Date: May 2003
Article discusses the standard manual wheelchair as a convenient, effective training tool, and presents a workout that can be performed without the use of a sports wheelchair. The authors recommend that non-elastic straps be used to ensure wheelchair stability during exercises. Straps should be applied at the ankles to prevent the feet from falling off the foot tray, at the waist to keep the body from sliding forward out of the chair, and around the knees to prevent them from falling to one side. Baseball batting gloves or heavy-duty leather gloves can also be utilized to prevent blisters from developing on the fingers and the heel of the hand. Five different exercises are described: (1) power start and stop, (2) rollbacks, (3) transitions, (4) backward power start and stop, and (5) combo power start and stop. Recommendations for number of sets and repetitions are provided.
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Paralyzed Veterans of America (Web Site: http://www.pva.org )