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Forum: Gear 10-04-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,724
Posted By Grady
Gym Equipment

About 2 months ago I ordered a set of Bodylastics. They are rubber tubing with solid handles and other accessories. So far Iím very impressed with the quality as well as the number of exercises I...
Forum: Gear 05-08-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Grady
I looked at the one you are interested in. Nice...

I looked at the one you are interested in. Nice bike.
Forum: General 05-08-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Grady
Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinsonís

Greetings Good People,
I started volunteering at a fitness facility for children and adults with special needs. Today I observed their Rock Steady Boxing Program for persons with Parkinsonís. As I...
Forum: Gear 04-25-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Grady
e-bikes are a really hot item. My wife is not an...

e-bikes are a really hot item. My wife is not an avid rider but she thinks having one would increase the chances she will get out and ride. Everything Iíve read and heard says they have made their...
Forum: Gear 04-24-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Grady
I rode a regular road bike for several years...

I rode a regular road bike for several years until getting on and off it became a major problem. I then purchased a Bike Friday which doesnít have a crossbar and a low step over to get off and on. ...
Forum: MS Fitness 03-27-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,130
Posted By Grady
Karen that is a great goal. I live about 225...

Karen that is a great goal. I live about 225 miles south of you and have been to Winterpeg many times. I love your city. Iíve been out riding 3 times so far. Havenít needed a cooling vest! If I...
Forum: General 03-21-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By Grady
Very interesting how care varies from country to...

Very interesting how care varies from country to country. Also very depressing to see those that arenít getting the care they need.
Forum: MS Fitness 02-02-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,130
Posted By Grady
THR recovery

Hi Alain,
Sounds like we are in the same boat. I was doing fine in recovery from my total hip replacement until I ended up with a kidney infection. That kicked off my M.S. symptoms and slowed my...
Forum: MS Fitness 01-14-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,130
Posted By Grady
Skiing

All I can say is wow. Great experience and a great story to share. I might have to check it out. Iíve Nordic skied in the past but never downhill. Will that be a problem?
Forum: MS Fitness 01-01-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 24,939
Posted By Grady
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my fellow M.S. Warriors! Keep up the good work everyone.
Forum: MS Fitness 11-30-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 24,939
Posted By Grady
Total hip replacement

Iím 5 weeks post-op today. Every day things are getting better. My surgeon also did the anterior approach. He likes that I have a trike because he thinks it is the ultimate rehab tool. Problem is...
Forum: MS Fitness 07-09-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 24,939
Posted By Grady
Electric assist

Well Alain & Veronica, because of you Iím making the jump to an electric assist trike. I did a 30 mile ride with my buddies this past weekend. It was hot, humid and very windy. These are the guys...
Forum: Dave's SCT Journey 07-03-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,292
Posted By Grady
Baclofen

I have been taking baclofen at night to assist with sleep. My neuro says all my walking problems are spasticity related and she recommended a pump about 5 years ago. My wife is a nurse and...
Forum: MS Fitness 06-21-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 24,939
Posted By Grady
Trike vs. Bike

I made the switch to a recumbent trike for the same reasons. I find the trike to be much more relaxing since I donít have to worry about falling. The trike is much slower than my two wheeled bikes...
Forum: General 01-27-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By Grady
This is the M.S. web site that I check daily,...

This is the M.S. web site that I check daily, usually a couple times per day. Iím an infrequent poster but a frequent lurker. It is by far my favorite. This is where the cool kids hang out!
Forum: General 01-20-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 148,962
Posted By Grady
I was diagnosed 39 years ago this month. I went...

I was diagnosed 39 years ago this month. I went through the same thing you are going through. It was very hard to accept. I decided to try new activities that I hadnít done prior to my diagnosis. ...
Forum: MS Fitness 01-03-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,484
Posted By Grady
Iíve noticed I walk better when I leave the gym...

Iíve noticed I walk better when I leave the gym than when I walk in. So yes, it definitely helps me. I also walk better when Iíve been out for a ride on my recumbent trike.
Forum: MS Fitness 03-24-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 35,204
Posted By Grady
Trike(s)

Marina I love your thought process. If I sent you my wife's name and address would you send her a letter supporting my need for two trikes??:)
I've only been out 2 times so far, both 10 mile rides. ...
Forum: MS Fitness 10-25-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 46,818
Posted By Grady
Good job Veronica. I experience the same thing...

Good job Veronica. I experience the same thing with my knees. I now wear a sleeve on my right leg and ankle braces when I ride my trike. I asked my PT about a knee brace and she told me my leg...
Forum: Gear 09-19-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,670
Posted By Grady
Exerstrider poles

I have tried several types of poles but the Exerstrider poles are my favorite. I can no longer do the Nordic/fitness walking so now I just use them to get around. I would not use them on a hiking...
Forum: MS Fitness 02-21-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 46,818
Posted By Grady
Smile I continue to lurk and be inspired by what...

I continue to lurk and be inspired by what everyone is doing to beat this disease. I'm very encouraged by the research showing how important it is for us to stay active. When I was diagnosed 37...
Forum: MS Fitness 03-30-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,941
Posted By Grady
My Bike Friday arrived about a month ago. We...

My Bike Friday arrived about a month ago. We have had a relatively early end to winter around here so I have been able to get out and ride. I still struggle to raise my leg high enough to get over...
Forum: MS Fitness 12-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 63,416
Posted By Grady
Trike

I have a Catrike Expedition. I purchased an extender from Utah Trikes that allows me to put a 700cc back wheel on it which improved the speed a couple mph. I also added assist bars to it that...
Forum: MS Fitness 12-14-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 63,416
Posted By Grady
Thanks for the inspiration!

Greetings Fellow MSers,
I've only been lurking for a few days but have read all the posts. I am impressed with what everyone is doing to stay in shape and beat this nasty disease. I was diagnosed...
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