SPINAL CORD INJURY TYPICALLY RESULTS IN A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE WITH INCREASED HEALTH RISKS. INDIVIDUALS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY CAN EXPERIENCE NUMEROUS HEALTH AND FITNESS BENEFITS FROM PARTICIPATION IN APPROPRIATE PROGRAMS OF RESISTANCE EXERCISE AND AEROBIC ACTIVITY AS LONG AS SPECIFIC PRECAUTIONS AND TRAINING GUIDELINES ARE OBSERVED.
1Quincy College, Quincy, Massachusetts; and 2South Shore YMCA, Quincy, Massachusetts
Peter Ronai, MS, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, ACSM, RCEP
Wayne L. Westcott teaches exercise science and directs the Fitness Research Center at Quincy College in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Sheryl A. Rosa is the director of the Partnership Program for members with physical disabilities at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts.