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    Excercise floor pedals

    Has anyone ever used one of these floor pedal excercisers ..Just ordered one for Michael as his legs / walking has changed ..Thought this might help to strengthen the muscles in his legs.
    Dvd

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    Last edited by Dvd; 2 February 2017, 13:00.

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    I used a pedal exerciser. It was bulkier/heavier than that one but did the same job (loaned by hospice). I can't tell from the pic; does it have adjustable pedal resistance?

    Originally posted by Dvd View Post
    ..Thought this might help to strengthen the muscles in his legs.
    Don't expect Michael to gain any strength, that's the nature of the beast but gentle exercise is good for the joints.
    The fact he can sit in a supportive chair and use them, rather than use an exercise bike, is a big bonus.
    I never used it for my arms as they were too weak.

    Good for him!

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Ellie View Post
      I used a pedal exerciser. It was bulkier/heavier than that one but did the same job (loaned by hospice). I can't tell from the pic; does it have adjustable pedal resistance?



      Don't expect Michael to gain any strength, that's the nature of the beast but gentle exercise is good for the joints.
      The fact he can sit in a supportive chair and use them, rather than use an exercise bike, is a big bonus.
      I never used it for my arms as they were too weak.

      Good for him!

      Love Ellie.
      Hi Ellie
      Yes it has ajustable pedal resistance
      I might cycle down on it someday to see you ..Wonder how long it would take me ? Must remember to bring my passport or I might not get through customs lol lol
      Hope you are well ..
      Dvd xx

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        #4
        Hi my wife is using one and she is very happy building up to 30 minutes very quickly. Keeps some mobility in her legs and provides a distraction when sat watching TV.

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          #5
          Has anyone got a motorised pedal excerciser? My physio was telling me about these today. They are quite expensive though. I'd like to try one as my legs haven't any power in them, but I like to have them moved by my husband. This way it would be something else he would be relieved of. He willingly does it for me but he does so much for me as it is!

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            #6
            Hi Pink,

            I wonder if you need a motorised one?

            I used a non-motorised one and found it did the job - I pedaled away happily, sat in my wheelchair, loving life

            It had variable resistance which is important and good foot straps and floor grips - similar ones cost about £25-35.

            Love Ellie.
            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
            Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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              #7
              As well as being good for joint mobility, static cycling can boost cardiovascular fitness for those of us who can't walk - so says my physiotherapist.

              Doug

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                #8
                Hi Everyone I started to use mine after Christmas probably 'ridden' 250 miles so far so easy sat down to pedal away! When the time comes I am definitely going to get a motorised one

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                  #9
                  I purchased a motorised set but my feet won't stay in the pedals.

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                    #10
                    Hi Pink,

                    Try some Velcro straps to keep your feet in place.

                    Barry x
                    I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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                      #11
                      I Seem to get really mixed messages about exercise and MND.

                      I have a floor pedal exerciser and I can just about pedal. It feels like I am doing something useful as I miss exercise and I am conscious that a sedentary lifestyle is not good for the heart and circulation. I realise that you cant regain strength in the muscles that aren't working !

                      However, my physio and nurse seemed to suggest I should save my strength and energy for things I want or need to do and rest is important. I cant walk but I can transfer with support and my upper body strength is ok so I thought I should be working on that.

                      I know that many of us cant exercise so I am sorry to bring this up.
                      Love Debbie x

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                        #12
                        Hi Debbie;

                        It may sound silly but sometimes exercise does not mean lots of effort or that it makes you tired. If you can do something without struggling much then it could give your more energy.

                        I know I'm different to most but sitting in a room makes me more tired than going to the gym. If you can get out and about, doing something, even people watching.

                        Pink;

                        I had thought about getting a powered peddle machine but wondered what would happen if my legs locked up or were very slow moving, especially with the cheaper models. I too would have to get my feet strapped on with probably three fixings.

                        Love Terry
                        TB once said that "The forum is still the best source for friendship and information."

                        It will only remain so if new people post and keep us updated on things that work or don't work and tips.

                        Please post on old threads that are of use so that others see them and feel free to start new subjects and threads.

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                          #13
                          Thanks Terry,

                          I am fortunate to go out most days and people watching is one of my favourite sports! I know that some exercise gives more energy and probably helps us sleep better so going to have a go!

                          Loud music in the car is also a real wake up and cheer up for me !

                          Love Debbie x

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                            #14
                            I'm going to sell my exercise bike as its hard and dangerous for me to get on and off. This was a smashing bike, no regrets buying it. When I've sold it I'm going to get a floor one. I've seen a few like the picture that DVD put up. But I've seen a more substantial one that's approx £60 when I was looking this morning. Here it is
                            https://reviber.co.uk/reviber-mini-m...xoC2YkQAvD_BwE
                            Lynne
                            ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
                            I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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                              #15
                              I ordered the Reverber Mini that was in my link. Its £59.99 on that site. It was £20 more expensive on Amazon so grabbed a bargain while I can. Lynne
                              ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
                              I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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