some of the training I do

I feel the training helps, I ‘CrossTrain’, always doing something different to yesterday to avoid my body and brain becoming accustomed. I know this is opposite to ‘Repetition’ but I don’t to wait years for the results. Me, impatient! – never

I BELIEVE BY TRAINING MYSELF I CAN RECOVER MORE, THOUGH THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION, AND NOT TO BE TAKEN BY OTHERS.  I DO HAVE YEARS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND A VERY QUESTIONING MIND, AND LOTS OF SUPPORT. I DO DAILY SESSIONS, BUT ONLY 1 (one), DIFFICULT FOLLOWED BY A NEXT DAY, EASY SESSION. IT CAN BE VERY TAXING BOTH PHYSICALY AND MENTALY. PATIENCE I OFTEN TELL MYSELF.  ANYWAY . . . .

 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

I had trained before, reaching the grade of Blue Belt. BJJ is very misunderstood, apart from the UFC Cage Fighting image; it is extremely effective in developing Core Strength of the entire body, co-ordinating body movements, fitness, stamina, and breath control. With the constant co-ordination required BJJ also involves the brain massively, thus helping signal transference, especially with my brain damage, in which my Motor Skills were seriously damaged.

Pilates

This has been of tremendous help, with weekly sessions, and an understanding trainer. We attempt the exercises, then adapt if needed. I have learnt a great number of skills, core, breathing, focus and more.

Wheelchair Karate

I tried this for a few weeks, while it was fun, good for my co-ordination and focus, it wasn’t my thing.

Balance Training

Lots of balance exercises, both kneeling and standing.  I use a balance board, steps, foam cushion, and one (1) legged standing.

Weights

I use these to help with maintaining my strength and increasing my strength. I have found with increased strength I am able to progress further, plus it feel good!

Strengthening

Misconception here, not the same as weight training, I train high repetitions (15-20) to familiarize the movements, and the stamina/strength.

Pool

I started with just walking and balance exercises, then progressed to swimming. I can now swim (I need to stress this – in a fashion) freestyle, underwater and breaststroke.

Wheelchair Bowls

This is great as a mental workout, plus stamina. The mental calculations in bowling angles give a great workout.

 Stretching

Stretching helps relieve all the pain, tension and tightness I accumulate, plus it helps in the flexibility, breathing and focus.

Massage is quite helpful, I find it very peaceful in a way. Relaxes me and helps with my stretching to assist on the tension AND THE NERVE PAIN.

Meditation

I had researched that Meditation is very good for assisting the mind, something I could definitely do with, rebuilding the nerve pathways. Also helps with focas, blood pressure and stress. A bit of ‘time out’ for the brain.

 I’m always looking for other idea’s, as I find some loose their appeal after some time.

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