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Spinal Cord Injury

Westcott, Wayne PhD, CSCS1; Rosa, Sheryl BS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 6 - pp 16-18
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181f3d59d
Column: Special Populations

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

Column Editor

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.

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