Today’s question comes from L.D. My comments will follow:
Thanks for your wonderful fitness information. I have to say I have not been good using that info. Anyway, my question is concerning doing exercises as an amputee. I have had my left leg amputated just below the knee. I’m currently in rehab, so still have sometime for healing and building skills for a prostheses.
Can I utilize any of your exercises once I’m healed, to get stronger, etc.? Thanks for your all you do to help people stay fit.
M.F. Thank you so much for writing and for the positive feelings you exude. Being an amputee is an opportunity for you to get stronger and fitter than ever before while being an inspiration to others.
I encourage you to watch YouTube videos of some of the amputee wrestlers and other athletes who have done the remarkable and seemingly unfathomable.
There are double-amputees who took up the sport of wrestling and kicked ass. I’m confident that with your ability to transcend and overcome circumstances, you will do extraordinarily well.
The key is going to be focusing on the small steps – not the big ones.
Take each day, each breath, at a time. Overcome feelings of frustration and discouragement by realizing you are BIGGER than the limb you lost.
Also, keep in mind that you are indeed LOVED – and this thought alone will get you wherever you need to go.
By the way, I started a YouTube channel myself before the New Year. Now that I’m back from China, I’ll be putting up more videos on a regular basis I encourage you to subscribe to my channel.
Last night I put up a video of el Furecat doing Tai Chi in China – mostly due to the encouragement of my wife, who finally, after five years of practice, told me I was “pretty good”.. and wondered out loud why I didn’t post this particular sequence on YouTube.
Well, it’s up now. Take a gander by going to https://youtu.be/33YKMeBYR9M
Kick Ass – Take Names,
P.S. Also, tons of new content is up and more will be going up on the Matt Furey Inner Circle – including how I dropped my weight back to what it was 21 years ago, when I won the world championships in Beijing, China.