The Left sided “Weakness”

Those that have met me may have picked up that I have slightly more mobility in my right hand than left.

You may not have known that the muscle ‘weakness’ stretches down most of my left side. The word weakness has been a common, easy to comprehend term I’ve always used to describe the status of my left arm.

Well, recently, in light of my training, I’ve taken issue with my own discription of the muscles.

It became a habit to explain it like this, but quite honestly, it’s been wrong of me to have done that all my life. I want to build muscle – and instead of worrying about the effect of a lop sided set of abs – I needed to start at adding strength.

It’s true I could possibly build muscle quicker in my right than left, BUT the sheer fact I’m looking to strengthen my left side should be the important factor.

I’m loving my training and will find what works and what doesn’t, I’ll continue to try new things and see where it takes me. The goals may change as the strength builds but as I’ve mentioned before I made mistakes with my training and stopped a few weeks in.

I just need to keep tweaking, find what suits and get stronger – on both sides!

Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

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