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Amputee Life — Fitness & Sports

Happiness on the Trail for Amputees, Adaptive Athletes

Posted by Bryan Potok on

The key to making sports more enjoyable is doing it with a friendly and relatable group. Ampt Biking offers this camaraderie and more to amputees who want to mountain bike.

Ampt Biking helps amputees find happiness on the trail.

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3D Printing Is Critical to This Cycling Pro’s Success

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Fitting a leg for an adaptive athlete is a delicate process. A lot of things must be considered, such as comfort, fit, and leg power. For Paralympic champion Denise Schindler, a lot of things need to work together, but crucial to her success is having the best leg, which can only be designed with the help of 3D scanning and printing.

3D scanning is critical to cycling pro Denise Schindler's success.

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Amputee Biking Hacks for Beginners

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Adaptive cycling can be intimidating to complete beginners, especially when you're not sure where to start. In this article, we break down the preparation process further to minimize the barriers to participating and enjoying the sport.

Beginner amputee cycling hacks.

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A Beginner's Guide to Amputee Running: Improving Running Form

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Your running posture is important because it could affect your running efficiency. Your head should be held high and centered between your shoulders. Your back should be straight, and your gaze trained straight ahead. Relax your jaw and neck. 

Illustrated amputee runners working on their prosthetic running form with gait training exercises.

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