Recognising Rest….

I’m terrible at it. I want to push through, keep going (somewhere in the never give up range) but it’s not good to ignore.

I need to face it and recognise when my body is telling to readapt.

This is part of the territory I have come to learn in later years with cerebral palsy, it explain a lot from my younger days too when it may have been pinned on something else when fatigue wasn’t fully appreciated.

I’ve reached the point where I need to adapt my workouts over the coming days through pains both on my left and right – my left tightness – through my muscle structure and fatigue – and my right through over compensating occasionally as a natural lean to that side.

I’m all too aware of the need to take steps to adapt my workouts or rest but sometimes it does catch up with me & to slowly recognise that I need to listen to what my body is telling me. Even more this year in my building phase, which will help with how I can adapt as I get older.

No alarms bells, but just sone warnings signs I need to to aware of to get the best from a programme going forward.

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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