SCUBA Progress

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ArcticDiver
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Re: SCUBA Progress

Post by ArcticDiver » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:25 am

nwbobber wrote:How is your upper body strength? Maybe diving from a RIB would be a possibility? I find them easier to get into than (most) ladders anyway.


Upper body strength as well as body fat percentage have both taken a real hit over this time. But, I think once I get a wee bit further along so the legs can handle the shore part of the evolution that would be a possiblity.
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Re: SCUBA Progress

Post by nwbobber » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:07 am

How is your upper body strength? Maybe diving from a RIB would be a possibility? I find them easier to get into than (most) ladders anyway.
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SCUBA Progress

Post by ArcticDiver » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:37 pm

A great day of physical progress by riding a bike is one thing. But this is primarily a scuba site and is the other of my two main hobies. Because I can pedal with the main body of the foot but have to use the forefoot for finning cycling ability is a bit further along than scuba.

Nerve damage had weakened my feet to the point they both sort of flopped when I walked. On the ankle exercise machine I couldn't move the machine with no weights. That meant neither cycling nor scuba were possible.

Since July I've improved to the point I can move the ankle machine with 65# and, as I posted, ride a few miles. I still don't have enough strenth to fin or climb a ladder on a dive boat. I think when I get to the point of being able to do a body weight calf raise I will be ready to dive again. My goal is to be ready for my scheduled January trip to Hawaii. We'll see how well that goes.
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