Posted On:3/07/2012 10:07pm
Style: TKD, BJJ
I'm not sure if a thread like this already exists or not (I've looked and found nothing), so I'm just going to make it.
Like my username suggests, I only have one arm (missing my right forearm below the elbow). I was wondering if there is any way that I can do dead lift. I do have a prosthetic, but it has a slight bend at the joint, so trying to do a dead lift with it on feels like I'm gonna hyper-extend what is left of my elbow.
I was also wondering if it would be safe for me to do front squats. Thus far, I've been reluctant to try because I feel I need another hand to stabilize the bar.
Posted On:3/07/2012 10:36pm
Style: BJJ/ MMA/ MT
No suggestions from me, bro, but massive props to you.
Originally Posted by The Juggernoob
Bro, you are just the broist of bro's sometimes.
Originally Posted by Mr. Machette
Ups to Battlefields for dropping the sage wisdom.
You are like a Pimp Yoda.
GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
Posted On:3/08/2012 4:08pm
Style: Does exercise count?
I have no advice myself, but I know of a guy who is likely going to be a HUGE help and that makes me happy.
Check out Zach Moore here: http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/...s-Training-Log and http://zimoore.blogspot.com/
Zach is a very bright strength coach who is also without a right forearm, but he still trains quite hard. I don't know if he has specific advice posted for those in similar situations, but I would guess he would be willing to help
Dude is also a beast
Posted On:3/08/2012 4:13pm
Style: Limalama, Judo & BJJ
One handed deadlifts are doable. Look up one arm deadlift on youtube, there are a lot of entries. You could also give the hip belt squat a try.
Have you ever tried kettlebells? There are a great deal of one arm lifts available with them.
I don't know about the front squat exactly but you could probably do the zercher squat. Only thing that might be tricky is getting the bar loaded on your arms, I'd suggest a spotter or two while getting it figured out.
pro nonsense self defense
Posted On:3/08/2012 5:30pm
Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs
Seems like overhead lifts with a kettlebell would be less of a balancing act for you to start with.
Posted On:3/09/2012 10:38am
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I'll experiment with your ideas and see what works best.
Posted On:5/02/2012 1:38am
There are many different styles for one-armed deadlifts out there, possibly the most common one is also called the suitcase deadlift. My friend lost his left hand in bike accident has done those recently.
I tend to go more with the one-armed snatches, which seem to be a bit more popular.
Make sure you work on the one-legged squats and deads. I am not as much into the single leg good mornings though.
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