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Globster
Globster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 843 Pioneering
edited April 9 in Cerebral palsy
Hello Richard
I have Cerebral Palsy really appreciate some advice from you I want to strengthen biceps on my arms tone and stomach abs

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 2,914

    Scope community team

    Hi @Globster
    Thanks for your post. I don't your level of mobility. I use a manual wheelchair so I like to use dumbbells to keep my arms and shoulders as strong as I can. I find abdominal exercises a lot more difficult.
    A book I have found useful is Zero Assitance, Resistance Training by Dan Highcock.
    I would recommend starting at a low weight and slowly build up. Also, stretch and warm up your arms before starting a prolonged exercise.

    Let me know how you get on.
    Scope
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  • Globster
    Globster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 843 Pioneering
    Hello Richard
    I thinking about joining a gym Richard
      

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 2,914

    Scope community team

    edited May 2018
    Hi @Globster
    There is a great social side to joining a gym. One of the downsides to exercising on your own can be the boredom factor.
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  • Globster
    Globster Community Co-Production Group Posts: 843 Pioneering
    Hello Richard
    I did gym induction, but I found I could not use any of gym equipment while siting in my wheelchair 

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