Adapting to change and making opportunity…

The last 18 months has created a huge amount of unexpected change, for everyone. It’s been disorientating for many and without realising too much at the time it affected me greatly, but through breaking down elements, change was slowly processed and provided a blueprint for a very recent change in circumstance which I’d love toContinue reading “Adapting to change and making opportunity…”

Lessening The Impact…

As my training has developed over the years, the major hurdles that I’ve needed to change from a physical perspective has not only been working around “standard” equipment and being patient with learning what fits but to understand my body to greater degree as it gets older. What I have found much more recently isContinue reading “Lessening The Impact…”

“But With Your Disability….”

Many a time, particularly growing up, this would said to me leading with an obstacle, but it needed to change… So…No! We change it to… “With my disability….” I CAN approach things from a different perspective… I CAN be creative (driving an automatic car) I CAN build resilience needed for tough moments, to push throughContinue reading ““But With Your Disability….””

The Disability Bodybuilding Podcast. Disability Fitness…Are We Doing Enough?

Awareness Accessibility Assistance Can we do more? What can be done? I’m opening up a broader discussion to see how improvements can be made, to make things more accessible in the future. How can more individual tailored plans help everyone’s unique path in fitness and invite contributions into how this can be achieved. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-disability-bodybuilding-show/id1489748551?i=1000527495822

Disability Fitness – Are we doing enough?

Accessibility Awareness Assistance Its a broad subject but it I’ll attempt to give my take and break some elements down with my experience and what I’ve found along the way. In a sense, what is enough? Is there a goal / a finish line? There are many pieces to this which not only makes itContinue reading “Disability Fitness – Are we doing enough?”

Delving into the challenges of muscle building and development presented from dexterity issues.

Latest Podcast Episode of The Disability Bodybuilding Show – subscribe on Apple & Spotify! Delving into the challenges of muscle building and development presented from dexterity issues. From battling fears to finding solutions with attachments and lessons learnt! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-disability-bodybuilding-show/id1489748551?i=1000526764482 #Muscle #fitness #disability #workouts #dexterity #disabled #athlete #disability #disabilityawareness #cerebral #cerebralpalsy #CPawareness

Building My Own Two Teams…

The opportunity to build and develop muscle has taken me to different places physically and mentally over the last few years. There are literally two sides to this story…My left side and right side. Generally, many people will enter a gym aware of a dominant side perhaps. The machines and equipment are likely set upContinue reading “Building My Own Two Teams…”

The long haul (eventual) benefits of the hot, sweaty splints…

Try telling that to my 6 year old self though!! Wearing splints growing up had a huge benefit to my physical development. The doctors recommended it, my parents knew it, but try telling that to a growing little boy at the height of summer, just wanting to rip it off at every opportunity!! The persistenceContinue reading “The long haul (eventual) benefits of the hot, sweaty splints…”

Bringing early physio lessons with me into later life…

Cerebral Palsy Physio Appointments. They started from early but I recall them from about the age of 5/6 onwards…. So picking up around 1991/2…8am. Another appointment at The General. Missing the start of school. Month after month. Assessment after assessment. Stretching, pulling this way & that. Checks. Measurements. More checks. This was a monthly (sometimesContinue reading “Bringing early physio lessons with me into later life…”

Harnessing Day One…Every Day

That new programme, the fresh start, the comeback? The leap, the drive, the impetus….The Springboard. Whatever the reason for your Day One, it just feels good, right? I love a Day One, but I’m aware of the importance of trying to attach the right approach to it, a plan to enable that feeling to thrive,Continue reading “Harnessing Day One…Every Day”