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”

Learning Through Adversity or Difference?

As I grew, I found it a great challenge to explain my ‘difference’. Cerebral Palsy is difficult to hide even if you want to, and pull attention away from it. Turning back, I can now sense why it was of interest, but at the time, I simply did things to get around the hurdles IContinue reading “Learning Through Adversity or Difference?”

What If…My Fitness Journey with a Disability…

What if… …I Break Something? …I hurt myself? …I make things worse? …I stay as I am? …I realise there is a way? …I try something different? …It made a difference? ….We use something that is unique to each of us? ….We experiment to see what’s possible? ….We do something that’s never been done? ….WeContinue reading “What If…My Fitness Journey with a Disability…”

“Wait until you feel that roar of support….”

Togetherness. That was my overriding memory of those first few moments on stage four years ago. With encouragement from my new friends by my side, the crowd support, whether they were there for you or someone else, from the organisers, the crew – it all felt right. For a significant period of my life IContinue reading ““Wait until you feel that roar of support….””

The Attachments Episode…

I just LOVE doing these #podcasts, thank you to everyone supporting it, appreciating the feedback, suggestions & subscribing! The Disability Bodybuilding Show Available on #Apple, Spotify & through disabilitybodybuilding.com! It’s only the beginning! I’ve spent a great amount of time trialling and incorporating the different attachments available at the gym to help with training withContinue reading “The Attachments Episode…”