Re:All over body routine.
Yeah it is a total nightmare, loads of cardio machines but the weights section, despite not being too bad, is just too small for the amount of people that use it, always have to wait around for dumbells as well!
My weights routine needs a lot of work basically...
But the other pull exercises I am doing are reverse flys (with my upper body laying on my legs in my chair) and dumbell rows (again with my body on my lap). The rows I could change to single arm cable rows as there is a cable machine if that would be better?
At the moment I am doing a split of sorts. Doing weights twice a week, one day I'll do bench press, one armed tricep extensions, and side raises with a dumbell for shoulders. And the 2nd day I'll do reverse flys, rows, bicep curls, hammer curls.
Initially the plan was just to get into the gym again and to lose some weight so I've been pretty cardio intensive and the weights routine has been neglected.
Because of being paralysed from the chest down I am a bit limited in the exercises I can perform so this is one reason I've decided on an all over body work out. Lats are actually my favourite muscle so I've missed doing the pull ups, plus I'm not a big fan of bicep curls as I feel like a poser doing them so was thinking of adding in wide grip pull ups and perhaps close grip as well to hit the bicep more. Carry on with the other back exercises (rows and flys) and bench press.
Would like to add in shoulder press too but my concern is where I don't have a stable core that I'll just put a lot of strain on my back, would a good alternative be the side and lateral raises?
All advice much appreciated!