Doing what I can but also exploring “what can I do?”

There has been an acceptance from myself that have to do things differently from many people. It’s a mental attitude picked up from an early age that I had to find alternative routes with things, so doing that in the gym wasn’t alien to me.

That being said, it was notion having to find my own way from the very start.

I didn’t know in my early years that what I was doing was far from “the norm” – it’s the environment we end up in and being told that “you’re different” that triggers this separation, but I didn’t understand until much later.

Here’s an interesting discovery I made

There’s a balance between heading into the gym and training with my mind set on “Doing What I Can” from the off, but this is just the start of the magic. There’s something else that generates a feeling of “let’s try this” or “what if that could be placed there” Creating a thirst of exploring as a result and this feeling takes over!

So yes, even though there are things I’m still trying to figure out, that’s also exciting too! I get to have another go, and another – some things stick, some don’t (some have not worked at all!) but moving through this just keeps so fresh.

This past week I’ve worked on a new bicep curl variation which I’ll share here…

It’s a work in progress but it’s progress all the same and day by day that’s what I love to do.

Keep exploring!

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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