Every Approach Is Unique…

Every approach is going to be unique.

Physically, I have some different hurdles when bringing various sets into play in my gym, at home or just picking up a weight, but I know, the mindset and approach I can take to it is mine alone.

What are your goals?

What obstacles are at the gym?

What improvements could be made?

How consistent can I be? It’s on me. How much growth can I produce? It’s on me. How much will I sweat to get my goals? It’s on me.

THIS is probably one of the drivers of my enthusiasm to build my fitness with bodybuilding. One of the key ingredients into building a routine was trying to build consistency.

In one way, my early thought process in my very first gym visits in my teens were ones of frustration with my disability – my dexterity seemingly being a curse when attempting a incline dumbbell fly, or my ankles randomly moving during an attempted squat…*

BUT, here’s the thing…

We’re not going to be utterly amazing at EVERY SINGLE THING we do, we can give it a bloody good go and try and fail, tweak and improve various elements, however, it’s going through that process which enables us to find our strengths…and this applies to me with my Cerebral Palsy and also everyone who goes training – we are in there to improve, bit by bit, day by day.

I LOVE trying new things, giving things a go, attempting different angles, could that fit in? It’s a wonderful process to keep trying and discover – and this totally outweighs my previous concern of dexterity limitations – it helps EXPAND my learning – I have to keep going to find a way and in doing pick even more knowledge of my body’s capabilities as a result…

*I found a way! – Wrist Straps & Cable for Incline Fly solved that personal issue!!

Keep trying and give it a go!

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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