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GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 601 Pioneering
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_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,623 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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  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 601 Pioneering
    Hello Richard
    I thinking about joining a gym Richard
      

  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,623 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.
    Scope
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  • GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 601 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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