Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 4 : Upper Body Difficulties

This is an area that I believe to be more problematic for congenital amputees than individuals that had their amputation due to an extreme trauma.

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Best 3 Sport Nutrition Tips

Hydration: Before, during and after training and throughout the day.

 

There is no scientific proof that we need to consume  2 litres or 8 glasses a day of water to keep hydrated during the day. Those 2 litres are without
even considering exercise – you can lose up to a  litre of water during exercise. A great way of measuring this is to weigh yourself before and after exercise as this would be the true indication of fluid lost. For re-hydration, it is roughly a litre of water for every kilo of body weight lost during exercise. Another way to see if you are dehydrated is the colour of your urine (using a urine stick is another way of measuring how much water you need to take on board).
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Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 3: – Top 3 Difficulties in Strengthening The Abdominal Muscles

The top 3 difficulties faced by leg amputees are:

 

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Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees: Part 2 – Top 3 Difficulties in Strenghtening the Legs

 The top 3 difficulties faced in the gym by leg amputees are:

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What’s Your Story: Disability Sport 

This blog is about how disability sport has impacted on my life.

 

My story starts off a little differently to most other disabled athletes, I was born with a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia of the left leg. I first started out at an Able-bodied swimming club whilst I was living in S.H.A.P.E, Belgium.

 

I started quite late as a swimmer only taking up the sport at 11. It was one of my coaches that who asked me, “why don’t you try disabled swimming”, I was probably taken aback by that comment, as
I thought “why would I compete with disabled people when I am able within reason to compete with my  able-bodied peers.” Maybe it was me being a typical teenager and not wanting to conform or maybe as I see it now looking back at it, perhaps I was looking down on disability sport.

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