11.04.2013

Stroke Update - Lifting Hooks

It's been three years since my stroke. I keep getting stronger (slowly) every day. 
A few weeks ago, I had a trainer at my club,  Joni Neilson (International Federation of BodyBuilders...she's fabulous!), suggest that I might try these lifting hooks. (well, 1 anyway....)






As you can see, the hook fits inside my hand and rests inside my palm and fingers. This is so my fingers and the hook work as a unit. They are, "Designed to enhance grip and reduce finger fatigue".

It has made such a difference! I lift about 5 times a week and before when using my right hand, my fingers gave out as the weight increased. Now I can lift more (they can lift 825 lbs) AND I can use both hands! Something I couldn't do before. I felt like crying when after three years I could use both hands, but it probably wouldn't go over too well in the weight room with all those guys...
Thank you Joni!!!!

4 comments:

Debi Murray said...

Fabulous news!!! Annie - go ahead and shed those tears of joy - I guarantee those guys would too if in your shoes!

Elizabeth said...

You are so inspiring! Keep going!

Joni Neilson said...

I am so proud of your hard work and determination! You are an amazing person! Debi is right, shed those tears of joy!

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is so wonderful Annie. You are an inspiration!

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