Last night I sat on the edge of my bed with feet on the floor and holding my wifes hands I leaned back and practiced sitting up. I really felt my abs working I think. Today I reclined my chair and held two handles attached to the wall in front of me to help me do assisted crunches. It felt like a really good exercise. But am wondering should I also do diagonal situps to work different muscles? What do practicing situps help with in realtion to functional movement? When I move my arms my trunk may fall over due to lack of strength therefore limiting some of my arm function. What muscles would help core stability if worked and what are some good exercises for them? Would the assisted situps be an important thing to practice? Thank you
Sit-ups are excellent exercise if you can do them. That'll target your abdominal muscles mainly. Don't forget to do back and sides while you're at it to get even core strength. A good back exercise would be to sit at the edge of your bed and hold your wife's hand with her standing infront of you and try pulling her towards you while she resists. Do the same on the sides so have her pull on one arm while your try to dip to one side. Doing those on top of your ab workout will get you a nice strong core in no time!
Post by kilg0retr0ut on Feb 20, 2016 12:36:09 GMT -8
It depends keithbruce, I suggest only doing certain exercises set up for you with a professional. I started with a P.T., then a gait trainer , and eventually a regular trainer who was a former P.T.. All of these people knew what muscles I could work without hurting myself. Once I regained strength in certain muscles I could work on others. Not everyone has this option, but I'd at least only do what your doctor recommends.
It depends on the pain keithbruce. If it's hardware related pain, then no you shouldn't continue with the excersize but if it's just muscle pain (caused by fatigue) it can't hurt as long as you don't overwork the muscles.