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Hand, Arms, Trunk/Stomach Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 3.

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Are you using your cup or bottle? This is your new workout buddy, so give it a name. My bottle is called “Arnold Palmer”, get it?

O.K. let’s begin. At this point you should be all stretched out; your Hand, Fingers and Arm, now we are going to add your Trunk/Waist Muscles.

“Arnold” is in my hand and the only thing touching the table. I stretch my Arms out forward as far as I can, using my stomach muscles; ONLY if you can – The cup should be sliding on the table.  When you are all the way forward, slowly come backwards, leaning your body from side to side. This will strengthen your side, stomach and back muscles.

Forward - Hand, Arms, Trunk/Stomach Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 3.

Backwards Right Side - Hand, Arms, Trunk/Stomach Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 3.

Backwards Left Side - Hand, Arms, Trunk/Stomach Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 3.

*In Summary: These upper body exercises helped me a lot. If you are having a hard time doing these, I understand. The point is that you are trying – Something is happening. Any movement is good, focusing on your movement is good, concentrate and trying to do the exercises will make you successful. Every day I try to eat a well balance meal for dinner and for breakfast a fruity protein drink.

Your Homework: Combine exercises Part 1, 2 & 3 – 3 Times a day. “You are on the long hard road to a strong recovery, enjoy the ride – Good Job”. Tune in for more to come.

Thank You

Ken Vantroba – Stroke Survivor… www.CuddleSpoons.com

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