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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Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees: Part 1

This is part 1 of a series of blogs I will be doing on strength and conditioning for leg amputees.

 

In this first blog, I will give a little background on myself, I have a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia of the left leg. Having been born with a disability, I have had to adapt to things along the way. Learning and implementing ways I could do things, the other able-bodied children took for granted.

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