Disabled bodybuilders are often limited in the exercises we can perform and the programs we can follow. I've created a group on here for people with all kinds of disabilities to discuss their exercise issues and hopefully help one another to overcome them. I've searched on the forums and in the groups and there doesn't seem to be much information for disabled bodybuilders so hopefully this will rectify that. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to join, please search in the groups section for "Disabled Bodybuilders". Unfortunately I can't post a link because I'm newly registered.
Thread: Disabled Bodybuilders
10-10-2010, 11:00 AM #1
10-10-2010, 12:37 PM #2
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10-10-2010, 01:09 PM #3
10-10-2010, 07:29 PM #4
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There's a guy in my gym who has a prosthetic left arm, yet he still does barbell bench press. For the most part, it's finding ways to get around the handicap and not letting it get the best of youOfficial St Pete Beach Brah
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10-11-2010, 09:18 AM #5
07-04-2012, 03:16 PM #6
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I am a disabled bodybuilder. Listen, go to naturalbodybuilding.com great org. Anyway I have spinal and knee injuries. The knee injuries keep me in knee braces. Anyway, so I cant dead lift and sqaut, big deal. I have worked hard and will compete next year. I love the idea of this group!*Official Disabled Combat USMC Crew*
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07-04-2012, 03:43 PM #7
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My shoulders are kinda messed up but I wouldn't call it disabled. People with disabilities who workout are true champions. Usually when stuff goes wrong in people's lives it's so easy to give up or just decide to drop most of your life. Having the mental ability to not let something get you down and still work around the disability always impresses me.
07-04-2012, 03:52 PM #8O35 and enjoying life Crew.
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02-06-2013, 07:45 AM #9
- Join Date: Feb 2013
- Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
- Age: 19
- Stats: 5'6", 156 lbs
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Hello, I have recently started bodybuilding, and am disabled always will be, at the age of 18 months I got a virus which paralysed my whole body, my top half come back, but my bottom half didn't(legs) after some intense physio and my determination to be able to walk again, I can walk but I walk differently, I just wanted some help to get me going really !!
12-11-2013, 03:39 PM #10
- Join Date: Sep 2013
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Age: 39
- Stats: 5'10", 235 lbs
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I'm a disable man,Ive had 16 brain surgeries and a stroke and I workout 5 days a week,so days hard some days soft,if you any question please let me know,the stroke took out most of my left side but Ive been working at it over 4 yrs and I'm almost 85% back to MY NORMAL,so it can be done,now Im looking into maybe competing,I'm not looking to win,I'm looking to make a statement with my life and show people anything can be done if you believe it can be,I was told that I would never walk again and I can leg press 1500 to 2000lbs,so yeah
12-11-2013, 04:14 PM #11
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12-11-2013, 04:55 PM #12Look under your chair. YOU GET A REP, AND YOU GET A REP, REPS FOR EVERYONE! If I get a rep, you get a rep, every time. Give me a link to make my life a little easier.
If you don't give me a link and you didn't post in the thread you rep'd me in, I'm not gonna go searching for you. I'll get everyone on recharge.
12-14-2013, 09:35 AM #13
My brother has cerebral palsy. I've set him up a beginner routine ICF 5x5 but left out deadlifts, squats, bent over rows and good mornings because he needs assistance walking and keeping his balance.
We are limited with our equipment because it is a home gym.
Any suggestions for working his back and lower body?
He's learned how to count calories/bulking/cutting and has a general idea of what is needed to build strength .
Hope this contributes to the thread!
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12-14-2013, 09:49 AM #14
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03-04-2014, 07:15 PM #15
I have 2 hip replacements and 2 knee replacements and scoliosis. I want so badly to get on stage. I kill it in the gym. I can't do squats perfectly or dead lifts oh well. There's always an alternative exercise to work that muscle! The posing is painful though. I thought I could never accomplish the dream of competing but now I have the courage to.
03-05-2014, 06:12 PM #16
04-20-2014, 07:23 PM #17
04-21-2014, 05:00 AM #18Never underestimate the positive effects of physical exercise on your mental health...
05-19-2014, 03:00 PM #19
- Join Date: Mar 2014
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- Age: 46
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07-25-2014, 12:48 PM #20
Hi all.. Hope ur all doing ok. I had motorbike accident 23 years ago which left my left arm partly paralysed and my left leg knackered up with a bad limp.. I started training again last year with my bro.. He is s big bodybuilder and looks good.. I startd to get a good body under the circumstances ,.but in November last year I tore my left biscep Off the bone and 6 months on the sick. Back to work now and me bro thinks I sud start back on my training... But am 44 and afraid to train again lol pussy lol don't want to knack me arm up again... He says I shud just train light and get toned up.. Can u do this on light weights?? Only trained on heavy weights to bulk up..
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