”Fitness has always been a part of my life. Just because I was in this accident doesn’t really stop me from continuing to do that.”
Frank, a T6 paraplegic, started with dumbbells in his hospital bed and through a long process of figuring out what he can and can’t do, he’s back in the gym and shares his tips.
How to hit the gym in a wheelchair
Jump to 2:25 to see him in his gym to demonstrate a chest press machine that he uses independently including how to transfer, change weights, and tips to keep yourself safe and secure. He even throws in a few tips for breathing and staying hydrated.
At 5:10, he shares his routine and how he balances working out different muscle groups without overworking any one area.
At 5:48, he demonstrates using a bench press machine.
At 7:00, he demonstrates a machine to do pectoral flies (including a strap that helps him on machines where he feels less stable).
Jump to 9:10 to see his back exercises, including tips for avoiding getting bad posture from pushing a wheelchair.
Don't miss part two of Frank's workout tutorial!