Flexibility….The Biggest Challenge?

In more ways than one…

Being physically flexible has presented its challenges through the years, learning there are just some things that (I physically) cannot do!

However, that doesn’t distract from the shining light of CAN be done, it’s the never ending search to find the way.

“Traditionally” playing the guitar for one (I just know there will be a way to adapt that given the time if I allocated it one day. “Traditional” Driving I thought would be another, but I proudly secured my driving license a few years back with adaptions around my dexterity and patience to find a way, providing a freedom like I’d never experienced before.

It’s one of the reasons I’m a fan of stoic reading. The obstacle is the way! teaching us that it’s tackling the hurdles through the paths to success, not trying to avoid them.

The same can be said of my training set up from the last few weeks, There’s no getting around the gyms being shut – the bigger challenge is to work with what you can at the moment. To remain active with alternatives is possible, not ideal, but possible and that is the path, until the April reopening (I personally cannot wait for! 🙂 )

Stay safe and best wishes.

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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