Basic Strength Training for Wheelchair Users

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Patrick Jacobs
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Statistics indicate that over 1.5 million Americans utilize a wheelchair on a daily basis. Like the general population, these individuals can also benefit substantially by engaging in a sound exercise program. The challenge is to identify an appropriate exercise modality for individuals who use wheelchairs. In that regard, Basic Strength Training for Wheelchair Users presents an invaluable overview of why and how these individuals should participate in a resistance exercise program.

Among the topics covered:
  • The need to deal with the impact of a sedentary lifestyle
  • The risk of secondary disabilities
  • Health-risk factors
  • Upper-body movement and exercise limitations
  • Traditional exercise modalities
  • Stability issues
  • Systemic-physiological factors
  • Safety considerations
  • Exercise demonstrations
Produced in cooperation with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.