Get a grip, don’t lose one

There have been a few challenges along the way – the right plan, the right diet, the body fat percentage that one last rep & beating your PB at different weights.

The one barrier that had always frustrated me, no matter how positive my outlook was the ‘limitation’ of grip on my left hand, which is caused by hemiplegia, a decreased number of muscles which limit the movement and flexibility.

I’ve worked around it, placed it on cables safely and used my arm strength but it has held me back a little on chest strengthening – until now….

A few weeks back, a friend suggested I tried out a wrist strap, which may help in my workout sets, £12.50 later through amazon comes the simple piece of material which has changed everything! I have the ability to gain muscle on my left side!

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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