Interview with injured serviceman Corrie Mapp

He was injured in Afghanistan on January 31st 2010 by an Improvised explosive (IED) and subsequently became a double amputee.

He now takes part in five different sports and of those competes in two of them at elite level. His sports are Para-Bobsleigh, Sitting Volleyball, Cricket, golf and track. He is currently ranked #2 in the world at Para-Bob.

I first meet Corrie at a GB Sitting Volleyball training camp back in 2010 not long after his injury. Continue reading “Interview with injured serviceman Corrie Mapp”

Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 5: Best 3 Cardio Tips

In the final part of this 5 part series on strength and conditioning for leg amputees, we will be considering cardio. This is going to vary according to your impairment and how you can use the equipment in the gym. The best way to lose weight and improve your cardiovascular system (heart and lungs) is to incorporate some form of sprinting into your training. Continue reading “Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 5: Best 3 Cardio Tips”

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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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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