Wheelchair Exercise Program
Regular exercise routine can bring huge health benefits…
The Invictus Active Trainer is the ideal way to establish a wheelchair exercise program. This treadmill designed for wheelchair users is easy to assemble and lightweight so you can set it up wherever it is convenient. It folds down small for easy storage, but many people choose to leave it set up. That way they can fit in a quick exercise routine whenever they have a few spare minutes. Some people like to exercise in the garage with the doors open to enjoy the fresh air. Others prefer to exercise while watching the TV. It really doesn’t matter where you do it – just do it!!
Establishing a regular exercise routine can bring huge health benefits for everyone. However, for wheelchair users, it is even more important to get enough exercise. A sedentary lifestyle is known to be bad for your health, and unfortunately, a full-time wheelchair user has a totally sedentary lifestyle. Establishing a wheelchair exercise program is essential, and the Invictus Active Trainer makes this much easier.
Why choose the Invictus Active Trainer for your wheelchair exercise program?
What’s more, regular exercise for a wheelchair user will also make you feel and look better. The flab will disappear, the unwanted pounds fall off, and you will build muscle. This also has great benefits in your day to day life. You will find pushing easier and you will have the muscle power and stamina to go further. Getting out and about more means that you are getting more exercise and enjoying life more.
The trainer gives you the way to get a really good aerobic workout using just your upper body. Simply roll yourself up the ramp and place your rear wheels onto the roller. Then push, just as you would normally. However, on the trainer, you only need to concentrate on pushing. You do not have to worry about road or weather conditions. You don’t need to look out for potholes or rough ground. All you have to do is concentrate on pushing.
As your condition improves you can increase the resistance of the rollers to give you a harder workout. To get the maximum benefit from an aerobic workout you want to aim to maintain your heart rate at 70% of its maximum capacity for a period of 30 to 40 minutes. To reduce your blood sugar and lower your cholesterol you should aim to do 40-minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, 3 to 4 times a week.
10 benefits of aerobic exercise
- Improves your cardiovascular functioning and reduces the risk of heart disease
- Lowers your blood pressure
- Increases the good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the bad one (LDL)
- Helps to regulate your blood sugar and prevent type 2 Diabetes
- Relieves chronic pain
- Reduces symptoms of asthma by strengthening your lungs
- Keeps your weight under control by burning up fat
- Helps you to sleep better
- Strengthens your immune system by increasing certain antibodies in your blood
- Improves brain functioning and mood
So, what are you waiting for? There are so many things to gain from establishing your wheelchair exercise program now. You can order a FREE, no-obligation, home trial of the Invictus Active Trainer by clicking here. Try it out in the comfort of your own home and discover just how easy it is to start getting exercise in a wheelchair. What’s more, we offer a payment scheme that allows you to spread the cost of your purchase over a year. So, if you like the trainer, and we are sure that you will, you just make a down payment and then regular monthly payments over twelve months. That means, that you can start your aerobic exercise program right now and start seeing the results and enjoying the benefits very soon.
Exercise is shown to not only improve physical condition,
but it also stimulates you mentally.
Feedback of your condition…
There are three models of the Invictus Active Trainer available.
- The standard model lets you get a no-frills upper-body workout. The trainer itself is exactly the same as the other models.
- The Smart model connects to a phone or tablet to record your distance and speed so that you can keep track of your progress
- The Smart Plus model also records calories and heart rate and includes a phone stand so that you can get live feedback of your condition and your improvement
The best way to stay motivated is to keep track of your progress and see how much further and faster you can go. Both the Smart and the Smart Plus models allow you to do this via a Bluetooth connection to the App on your smartphone. The advantage of the Smart Plus model is that you can also monitor your heart rate and the calories you are burning in real-time as you train. You can set your phone up on the stand where you can see it while you are exercising. That way you can be sure that you are working out within the most advantageous parameters and really making the most of your exercise time.
How to get the best cardio workout with your trainer
Get new workout ideas and get motivated with our exercise DVD’s designed for wheelchair users. These DVD’s will help you to follow a wheelchair exercise program on your Invictus Active trainer. They are designed by professional health and fitness trainers to get the most out of the time you spend exercising. They take you step-by-step through a set of exercises that will help you to lose weight and improve your overall fitness and health. You will do a set of warm -up and cool-down exercises before and after that will help you to get the maximum benefit out of your routine. What’s more, these exercises are fun; you can see others doing the same routine and this can be really motivating. Remember, the way to get the most out of your aerobic workout is to keep up a comfortable increase in your heart and breathing rate over a sustained period of time. These exercises will allow you to build up your muscles and stamina to little by little increase the intensity of your workout and the length of time that you can keep it up.
Before you start any wheelchair exercise program you should have a word with your doctor. He will be able to confirm that you do not have any conditions which might limit your ability to engage in an aerobic workout.
What is the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise?
Aerobic exercise is often called ‘cardio’. Your heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle, exercise improves its functioning. If your heart works better, more oxygen gets pumped around your body. Your lungs have to work harder and their capacity increases. In your lungs, the oxygen passes into your bloodstream and so circulates around your body. Getting life-giving oxygen in the blood to every part of your body is essential.
‘Aerobic’ means ‘with oxygen’. You should aim to get your heart pumping faster and your breathing rate up to a level that you can sustain over a period of time. ‘Anaerobic’ exercise is when you work out intensely over a short period of time and increase your heart and breathing rates to their maximum.
Aerobic exercise is more effective at burning fat. This is because aerobic exercise delivers more oxygen to the muscles than aerobic. This extra oxygen consumes the denser fat, whereas with less oxygen the less dense carbohydrates are consumed. You will consume both fat and carbohydrates during any kind of exercise. However, if you really want to shed some pounds, an aerobic workout is best.
Remember, that a varied and healthy diet is also important. Cut down on your fat and sugar intake and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Combining exercise with a good diet is the most effective way to lose weight and to promote good health.
Increase your stamina, heart and lung capacity…
As you start to build more muscle and increase your stamina, heart and lung capacity, adjust the rollers of the Invictus Active Trainer to make the workout more intense Start out gently, just a few minutes at a time. Gradually increase both the time and the resistance. Set yourself goals and enjoy the challenge.
Smart model – accessible gym equipment that connects to your phone via our app. Easily record speed, distance, heart rate and calories burnt!
With regular workouts on your Invictus Active Trainer – You will soon find that you feel more positive. About yourself and life in general. What are you waiting for?
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