Paraplegic Arm Exercises

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Whitney Bailey
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Marcela Turnage
Curated by
Whitney Bailey

Marcela Turnage, a paraplegic, demonstrates different arm exercises using dumbbells and kettlebells.

To begin her workout Marcela lifts the dumbbells, extending her arms over her head and then bringing her arms down in full extension. She has a dumbbell in each hand, lifting and moving her arms in unison. She does many repetitions.

Marcela then uses the kettlebell gripping the handle and extending her arm above her head. She takes turns with repetitions of each arm.

For her last exercise, Marcela holds kettlebells in both hands. She leans forward and touches the kettlebell to the ground and sits back in her wheelchair. She does many repetitions.

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