Hi, guys! First off let me say GREAT SITE! Loads of info! I have some problems with leg excercises tho.
Let me give you the background on that first. I fell while rock climbing and had my left leg amputated below the knee on 6/6/03. I have a prosthesis and walk great! I now play on the St. Louis Paralympic Hockey Team. Mainly Center and Wing, tho I’ve also started training as a Goalie. I also still rock climb! Yes I reclimbed the cliff I fell off of! I wasn’t about to let that cliff win!
The main problem is doing leg workouts. Doing squats, lunges, or leg presses I can’t bend my left leg enough due to my prosthesis. Leg lifts on a machine makes my prosthesis try to come off! That would be freaky to some people in the gym! LOL
So I was hoping someone could help me out with this. Due to these probs my left thigh is ALOT smaller than my right one! Can anyone help me out with a workout that would get my left leg up to the same size as my right one? Now the next time I get a new prosthesis I’ll make sure it won’t cause this problem, but that could be a long time from now! All my prosthetist has to do is not make the back of the socket (the bucket part that my stump goes into) not as high in the back. Right now I can only bend my knee about 60 degrees due to the prosthesis being in the way.
Any help would be great!
I attached a photo of me out hiking the day after I got my first prosthesis. I’m not about to let a little titanium and carbon fiber get in my way!