Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

Wheelchair Zumba

Thursday, December 27th, 2018


(Deutsch) Rollipromi zu gast

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017


Technical Aids Tips und Tricks XLVII

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Noodle Strainer Hybrid

As I mentioned several times in the past, the function of my hands and fingers equal those of a four-year old armed with gloves in winter.
Since half a sandwich roll, plain without anything on it, already feels like a 5 kg weight to me, daily exercise of the hands and fingers is a must.
I have already tried various hand training tools. The classic soft rubber ball has the disadvantage that because of Isaac Newton it constantly falls to the ground if you spread or stretch your fingers.
More than eight years later I discovered this ingenious hand trainer, also known as a “noodle strainer”. About the expert use of such a devise I shall report in a later blog .

You put your fingers somewhat narrow or wider apart in the fitting holes. Since the inside ring is made of rubber you can quite simply perform hand curls- and stretches. With a slight twist of your arm it is also suitable for upper arm and wrist strength training.
If you want to make sure that the hand trainer does not fall down, simply attach a key band to two holes.
The hand trainer has no aid number and is considered sports equipment which explains the price of currently €29.95 plus shipping. It is available in various strengths levels at Sport-Thieme under Art.-No. 2194224.
To the link: click here

For Tetras like me, who still have some finger functions and people who have severe osteoarthritis this hand trainer is highly recommended, especially because it can be used comfortably while watching TV – no thinking required.

Excessive consumption of pasta might have a positive impact on the aerodynamics of a Rolli, but not so much on its axle load.

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Greetings from the Training Camp

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015


Sport News IV

Monday, April 27th, 2015


I’ve always been passionate about sport, in particular the Olympics of course, even though I’ve never been there at a live event. Summer or winter Olympics, makes no difference to me. In my previous life I was more of a winter sports enthusiast. For evidence click here.

When I was still in the hospital after my accident in 2008 the Paralympics Games in Beijing were shown on big screen TV during my physiotherapy.

I was particularly impressed with the incredibly fast racing wheelchairs, because at that time I was just able to move about 50 yards in less than six minutes in the hospital hallways without my oxygen tent, or without qualified pushes ;-)

Last week I met with the Tunisian racing wheelchair guy Ahmed Aouadi, who participated in the Olympics in 2008 in Beijing and in 2012 in London. He currently trains as a “lone warrior” for Rio de Janeiro 2016 at a sports club close to my home.

Racing wheeler Ahmed Aouadi

It came to the battle…

Ahmed Aouadi with a racing wheelchair vs.

Rollinator (Wheelynator) with a e-handbike

Even with my motorized hand bike under full engine assistance I didn’t stand a chance against Ahmed. If you look closely, you can see that at about 20 km/h (12.5 mph) every now and then he’s waiting for me.

His INVACARE -Racing wheelchair weighs a mere 6 kilograms (13.4 lbs), which equals the weight of one of the two batteries on my bike. Nevertheless, that is no excuse!

My highest respect for such athletic performance!

I’m not giving up that easily! I might be slow in a wheelchair, but I know how to tune engines ;-)

Eigude Shame Part XXVII

Friday, November 28th, 2014


Internet- Find of the Week

Monday, September 22nd, 2014


Sport News IX

Sunday, September 7th, 2014


Sport News VIII

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014


FIFA- World Cup 2014 Part I

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Ohne Frankfurter kein WM-Titel…!!!

Dem Deutschen Fußballbund ist bei dem neu nominierten Kader für die
WM 2014 in Brasilien ein kapitaler Fehler unterlaufen.

Noch nie wurde die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft Weltmeister, wenn kein Frankfurter Spieler dabei war.

1954 waren es die Helden von Bern, Alfred Pfaff von der Eintracht Frankfurt und Richard Herrmann vom FSV Frankfurt.

1974 überzeugte der Kopf der Mannschaft Jürgen Grabowski von der Frankfurter Eintracht im eigenen Land.

1990 schlug Uwe Bein von der SGE in Italien unvergessliche Pässe, und “Heulsuse” Andy Möller wechselte nach der WM als amtierender Weltmeister mit Recht von Dortmund zur Eintracht zurück.

Kurz nach Bekanntgabe des Kaders wurde dieser fatale Fehler festgestellt, und es musste sofort gehandelt werden.

Unbestimmten Gerüchten zufolge wurde der noch recht unbekannte waschechte Frankfurter Bub, der auf den Namen Rollinator hört nachnominiert.

In Fachkreisen werden seine Fähigkeiten, insbesonders die neben des Platzes, hoch eingeschätzt.

Den Grund für die doch etwas ungewöhnliche Spielernummer 42 wollte man nur insofern kommentieren, dass es die universelle Antwort auf das spanische Spielsystem sei.

Deutschland, Deutschland…

Klickt bei “Tags” doch mal auf Fußball um eine Menge Geschichten, rund um die schönste Nebensache der Welt zu lesen.

Technical Aids Tips and Tricks LI

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014


Speedpost part II

Friday, March 21st, 2014


Looking for a Sponsor!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013


Sport News VII

Thursday, September 26th, 2013



Friday, September 6th, 2013

Since one year, I am going to the Frankfurt University twice a week, and I don’t mean the University medical center this time, which you may think in my age…

It’s quite impressive when I announce sitting in my wheelchair that I don’t have time because I have to go the sports university ;-)

… no, I am not training explicitly for the next Paralympics…

I am there in a project group for

Stochastic Resonance Therapy (STR-Therapy)

This therapy, co-developed by the institute of sports sciences in Frankfurt/Main, transmits low-frequency (6-12 Hz), randomized vibrations by two plates independent of each other. *

The effect is quite complex.
In simple words, the feet are fixed onto 2 aluminium plates, or as pedestrian you stand on the plates.

These plates move/rattle heavily and simulate walking to the body. The nerves are stimulated and suppose walking to the brain.

The success especially for people with walking disabilities is remarkable.

More information on Stochastic Resonance Therapy and experience reports and equipment (in German): click here and click here.

Except for the STR equipment there is normal workout equipment as well. A sports therapist is always available for us.

The training with other handicapped people is fun, and of course there is an intense exchange of experiences.

I wouldn’t have thought that I ever would visit a gym voluntarily. There are still places available in the project.

In the video you can see Jens Maspfuhl, reigning 6-times German champion in Wheelchair Golf. He is chairman of the private incorporated society “German accident and disaster relief”

DUK-Deutsche Unfall und Katastrophenhilfe e.V.

This society is sponsor of the project and is funding it by donations and sustaining memberships.

The society also supports successfully a vocational school for disabled people of the “Father Ray Foundation” in Thailand, many of them wheelchair users.

Because of the flooding the price for rice has increased dramatically, and therefore the Foundation needs support to feed more than 800 people per day.

Additionally, the fundless highly quadriplegic young Thai woman Nuch is supported.

There are still some donation receipts and sustaining memberships left. Donate quickly before everything is gone… :-)

Every donation is well received in the projects, I am sustaining member myself and have donated several times!!!

Somewhere I can be seen with Jens on one of the cross-fading pictures on the DUK homepage, 16 pictures after the German minister of finance Schäuble ;-)

* Source C.Ebert

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Translator BL