^^ back211 has a GOOD workout.
I had an accident and that resulted in a R brachial plexus avulsion. A Dr.'s way of saying my arm doesn't work because the nerves controlling my arm were ripped out of my spine.
I stay away from lifting weights because if I have an imbalance in my spine I could end up in a wheel chair the rest of my life. Not worth it in my eyes. However I need to train in some method. Now I swim.
I change the workout every ~4-6 weeks and my body is becoming what I strove for when working out with just weights. My chest is not as developed but my L bicep and tricep are larger than during my weight training days. I tried DB for two weeks to see the change I had made to swimming was beneficial in any way. My L arm is stronger now than any previous time. It could have to do with the fact I only have one functional arm now, but I'm still stronger than when I had two.
Something that was a huge help for me, I sprint to one side of the pool and after reversing direction I slow way down to catch my breath. The next lap is as fast as possible, then slow. I slowly add a lap after each day. Sometimes I can't swim for as long the next day in the pool, but I try. If that doesn't make sense, let me know. jaa jaa
The other thing, talk with the lifeguards. They are so bored because they just watch people swim. They love talking with people and most obviously swim on their own. Swimmers are IMHO some of the most injury free people, yet still have physiques many strive for. No offense to any BB's though!! Swimming is highly recommended by this gimp ; ]