A Blast Back into the Groove…

The sensible approach back into my training was not to try and start lifting at the weight before lockdown, but to find that groove again, using the techniques within the brilliant Fortitude Training programme by Dr Scott Stevenson. I was able to follow a familiar pattern as with my pre-pandemic structure, but 4 months out of a gym, I was rightly cautious with the equipment my body hadn’t experienced for a while.

That draw of routine, to get that back is something I’m very grateful for. I position my training as a springboard and these last 6 weeks weren’t heading directly for show prep but it was certainly moulded get that spark back.

And it has been a challenge. Getting past the ego knowing it won’t be same as before for a little while at least, but also new surroundings to get used to as well.

The idea of my programme was to try ignite that muscle back, but it also brought back some familiarity to life. A push that had been dormant for some time. There are still limitations and restrictions but to apply that programme and process that I had trusted for the last 18 months was refreshing.

A consideration to factor in is look at how Fortitude can remain adaptable in and out of the gym with changeable situations.

However, for now I’m looking to build one progressive blast at a time.

Take care folks!

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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