I'm 5'11", 140 lb. I'm a serious runner for my uni and I'm pretty much at my ideal weight for that. I've been lifting for about two years now but it's part of the running training and barely touches upper body. Am I ever going to make it? Am I going to look worse if I ever put muscle on the right side of my body? I don't know how to work out the left side.
You might need to ask your doctor if you can put muscle on, losing limbs tends to strain your heart.
Secondly the risk of injuring a rotator cuff is probably sky high.
You're probably gonna have to find a prosthetic that lets you train shoulders.
Car accident when I was 8. I was leaning against the window, car flipped and my arm was flung out the window, got pinned under the car. I've heard of grandmas lifting a car off a kid in that sort of situation but unfortunately I was just there with my parents/siblings.
>straight in the feels
You'll make it man. We'll all make it.
I have this, it's suctioned on so I can't hold more than 20 pounds without it sliding off
I feel ya, buddy.
It would be difficult if not impossible to work out your right side.
But you do look good, I'd eat big and sprint. You'll put on mass steadily. Once you hit 160 lean, you'll be slaying it.
the short answer is that youd look a bit disproportionate at best.
It depends how huge you make your right side honestly.
Theres no good way i can think of to increase the left side if you cant put too much weight on the prosthetic.
shit dog. i think the only answer IS to get a better prosthetic. if you can do pushups youd be gold.
I'll be honest with you bruv. You're pretty limited without an elbow.
All I can think of is maybe flys for your chest and lateral raises for your shoulders.
There's no dancing around the issue though, you will have an imbalance.
Thanks, I've gone from 130 to 140 since last September ever since I decided I'd rather count all my calories than be able to count all my ribs.
If anyone's interested, this arm "sleeve" rolls on my arm like a condom, then the pin at the end goes into a socket in the arm.
I've spent the past few years getting mobility back and now I can actually do pushups using the arm.
how far away are we from bionic prosthetics?
I work with a doctor whose husband is missing an arm. Guy works for a prosthetic company (happened when he was a teenager and he got interested in the science) and gets one of these for free.
Cybernetic prosthetic arms are in the testing phases right now. Probably in 5-10 years you can be a cyborg. I mean that's pretty fucking cool.
There's a Ted talk about a cybernetic ballerina dancer, you should watch it, it's pretty neat.
>Select all the food
Fuck off Google, this is the third one.
>prosthetics are really expensive
How much would you say it costs?
I'll go out on a limb and guess an arm and a leg?
yashidas robot armor from wolverine would be so cool
Gonna go out on a limb as assume that you've looked into some 3D printing stuff at one point or another.
You know, for MAXIMUM aesthetics? If you can't make it, might as well look cool as fuck.
im not sure how your going to train chest without uneven pecs. i think you can still get a respectable physique by just working alot on your back and maybe working your shoulders by doing front delt raises. we're all going to make it brah
Different guy but currently they tend to work off muscle twitches to determine a pre-set condition(point, fist, etc). There's been advances in actual neural arms(like a real arm) recently, but its still not ready for actual use.
Damn this looks cool as fuck.
I'm not afraid of losing a limb anymore even if it will cost more than a luxurious car to get this.
Anyway OP, you can achieve a lot with calisthenic if holding weights is impossible to you.
Hmm, I don't know.
With the amount of money you'd spend on a prosthetic, you could probably improvise some sort of harness that might counter-balance the weight of a barbell.
As you'd figure out more and more of how the muscles work you could improve on the design to work in conjunction with the mechanics of your body.
Maybe you could DIY something like this to hit shoulders and pecs?
Or is it my autism speaking again?
I'm usually not one to be emotionally moved by others since I try to kill off all emotion, but damn OP I really feel for you. Not in a feel bad for you way, but in a way where I want you to succeed and do well. Life threw you a curve ball and you have appeared to handled it well.
That being said, I used to know a guy who had a bad arm(think lucky fin from Finding Nemo). Anyway, he was a powerlifter and never let it hold him back. Dude could bench 275x3 and deadlift 5 plates.
What I saw him do was velcro strap weight to his hand and lift it. What I'm thinking you can try is stuff like front/back/side raises for your shoulder with no arm and flyes for your chest. Not gonna lie it's gonna be harder for you than the guy with a full non-functional arm, but if you persevere I think you have a chance. Godspeed, bro.
I haven't drawn in a long time, and I am no engineer, but this kind of got me thinking.
Granted, no attempt was made at actually figuring out the mechanics of how such a device would work. I figured I'd just toss this in while the topic was still hot.
your gonna make it bruh. Keep working hard. Your an inspiration anon
Hey op if your interested in training your upper body there is a way. Pretty much when you do an exercise like db press someone holds a stretch band on your other side so you mimic the movement and can add resistance. This works for the press as well as lateral raises. This way your left shoulder sne chest can be worked and you can still make gains. Best of luck you inspiration bastard.
Ps. Nice abs
check out Dereck Weida, the guy's a veteran who lost a leg a started a veteran gym program. I don't know much there is online in terms of training routines, but I'm guessing if someone knows about training with a missing limb, it would be him. Good luck.
He still looks good, runs college track and is still trying to make gains even with his disability and not letting it hold him back. Why dont you go choke on a shotgun you eurofaggot
>Western people recently took over the role of a fallen legend, a punished hero
We're just more empathetic; every night we feel our leg, our arm, even our fingers. The body we've lost, the comrades we've lost, won't stop hurting, it's like they're all still there.
You feel it too, don't you?
We're all gonna make them give back our past.. brah.
This is your chance to be a badass psycho. You even got the correct arm
Didn't convey it very well, but that's supposed to be a shelf for a barbell, so that a balanced squat might be possible. This shelf could be made of some high resistance fibreglass.
Now that I think about it, it might've been better if the shelf had some kind of bridge that goes over the shoulder to displace weight instead of just digging into the lower back. But as I said, a half-assed attempt was made.
You ever look into that pigbladder matrix that regrew that vets quadricep or that guy that lost a finger and it regrew in it's entirety, bone, nerves, blood vessels, fingernail, same fingerprint.
You should def look that up brother it's new stuff.
Get one of those prosthetic arms that you can actually control.
>tfw the people making fun of you are manlets that are jelly because a 5'11 one arm dude gets more pussy than their 5'7 turbo manlet selfs
>Your destiny awaits...
within 5-10 years you'll be able to get a Disney-brand official bionic arm
Isometrics/dynamic tension seems like your best bet to me. Weights or bands seems like they'd be awkward and cumbersome due to asymmetry. I've done the dynamic tension and had pretty decent results from it. I hear interesting stories about the potential of Isometric type training but never took the full plunge myself. I think you could take it as far as it could go since there wouldn't be many distractions with the other training modalities.
These are pretty much all I do at this point.
Congrats, this is the only one I haven't heard before.
you see these dumb fat tumblr hoes crying about fat shaming and body acceptance, doing absolutely nothing to improve their lives but eat more le 90s kidz pizza cuz fuck ur standards. but look at this lady. no excuses. she gets my respect
going to uni next year, looking to go into this field when i leave.
soon brother, soon
You can do it breh. There is a guy in a wheel chair at my gym with a jacked upper body and everyone treats him with the utmost respect for what he's been able to do. You are no different. Get a personal trainer, find someone that can build a workout plan around you, and get some gains.
Most basic thing I can think of is doing some more secure variant setup of pic related (securing a pole with some weights on the end to the remainder of your arm) and doing flies for your chest. Otherwise, you're gunna need a better prosthetic, as others have said
Good luck one arm senpai desu
OP will become a tarek monster in my GURPS campaign, he will be jacked as fuck with ST 15 or 16, completelly ripped, with a prostetic pollaxe arm
There are ways to work out your left side.
Aside from core work which you can def do, you can use specialty straps that'll wrap around your stump and thread through plates that way you can lift it and work your shoulder/chest. I've seen it done before. Don't give up hope anon.
OP if you're still here, theres a dude in my gym who has 1 arm, and he looks fucking badass. Basically chad from bleach. Work that upper body and eat heavy
>this is for shaking hands. This is for being human.
I'm just going out and saying it.
I'd fuck wheelchair Bayonetta.
Let's give this anon a hand for his effort.
Id give my left arm to have those abs.
Seriously, you gotta hand it to em.
I paid an arm and another arm for my equipment and didn't look half as good as OP.
Why not just remove the shoulder and be done with it?
DESU man you gotta just focus on getting rich for now before you get fit. Then you can afford those bionic arms. Seriously ask your doctor though or see if you can attend some kind of physical therapy where they teach you exercises
Do you have any range of motion with the stump? What the hell does your tricep connect to?
If you can shadow the motion of a pull over (pic related), you should be able to build your lats and pecs over a few years time with pull overs. Particular if you can get a prosthesis that can hold 20lbs.
I think you're underestimating the girth of my arm.
Yeah, I can do that. That builds pecs?
Yup, it's actually a pretty great pec exercise when you consider how light you can do it. Maybe start with 5x10 with a 5lb weight and see how that feels once you figure out how to get the right leverage.
>here comes one armed anon
>he's gonna make it on his own
>he's lifting along while i'm singing this song
>he was born to lift things up and down
>here comes one armed anon
>he has one arm grabbing life (just one! that's right)
>he's the king of /fit/'s dregs and still has all of his legs
>maybe oneday he'll come across his wife
we are fairly close, maybe next 5 years if progress continues. Not too long after that and we might have some computer systems in prosthetics that can correctly interpret nerve impulses and move accordingly whilst remaining portable and having long "battery life", but that will be incredibly expensive.
source: engineer, prosthetics is my job.
Best of all OP, we are gonna make it!
Dude. Change that prosthetic to fucking red. Venom snake it your life goal to look like him and be him.
Btw There is an armless legless guy who made it. Why can't you, faggot?
I would like to say, as a non-westerner, the west is literally the best. They are united. This is why their country is literally always in the top ten. While here, shit sucks. That's because people don't give a shit about other peoples rights.
Bro I feel you. I was paralyzed for four years after a work accident. A screw at a boiler in the rice refining factory that I worked exploded and broke my spine. Three years in a wheelchair and one in a cane. Good thing is that the sum of the money I received settled me as a NEET for life.
I know its not the same problem that I have but calisthenics is your ally. People were amazed on what I could do only with my arms.