Due to the incipient impairment of coordination and balance, I had to stop my active sporting activity as a volleyball player.

Since there is no general therapy for physical functionality, but rather is geared more towards individual readiness and possibilities. My goal is to maintain my mobility as long as possible.
In order to keep the muscles in shape and to keep the movement stimuli to the brain upright, I thought of which exercises I can continue to do with the given / progressing circumstances.

From my personal experiences I have come to the conviction that a good body feeling favors a longer independence.

  • If I know the endurance of my legs, I can assess in a better way which distances or stairs I still can manage.
  • If I can perceive my body's reactions, I will be able to react early to avoid falls.

The following exercise suggestions come partly from therapy with my physiotherapist and partly from my own considerations in my capacity as a long-time coach and athlete.

The following principles apply to these exercises:

Less weight / resistance to do more reps. (Strength endurance)

During the exercises you should breathe evenly, exhale during exertion - inhale during relaxation.

In the case of ALS, the training should be designed in such a way that at the end of the training there are no signs of exhaustion. It is important to ensure that the use of the exercises is appropriate to your own physical capabilities. If necessary, these can also be discussed with the doctor or physiotherapist.