My Physical and Mental Fitness “Improvements Season”

I like the term “improvements season” – the transition from a pre-contest to post (physical) fitness contest or ‘off season’ is not always as straight forward as I think it will be sometimes… To elaborate, so much time and energy around the gym is allotted to the season ending finale with often a single focusContinue reading “My Physical and Mental Fitness “Improvements Season””

D for Daddy…D for Disability

Tackling potential challenges with being a Daddy with a Disability much like other hurdles in life! Discussion One: How will I hold them? Starting a family was something I had looked forward to for a significant time & finding out I was going to be a parent was a wonderful moment but looking back thereContinue reading “D for Daddy…D for Disability”

Disability bodybuilding: Growing Opportunities in 2022

From Exeter to Motherwell, Birmingham to Tampa! If you’ve followed my feed for a while you’ll know there is a joy in reviewing the expansion of events that have included a disability category. The PCA, being a longtime partner of the class has seen a significant rise in athletes bringing their best to the stageContinue reading “Disability bodybuilding: Growing Opportunities in 2022”

Cerebral Palsy – What have I Iost?

My two little girls have, at various times asked me in that direct, curious way they would with anything that fascinates them “Daddy, what’s it like having one smaller hand?”…. In some ways it’s easy to answer as I don’t know any different. You could argue that a different path has been forged for meContinue reading “Cerebral Palsy – What have I Iost?”

Preparing for Another Day One…

It was the very end of the World Chanpionships in 2018 and the emotion came at me like a wave, I wasn’t expecting to be sat in the foyer in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre that day tearful the journey was over. I’d done a number of bodybuilding shows that year, to prove to myself IContinue reading “Preparing for Another Day One…”

Reviewing the growing momentum of disability sport!

With so much disruption over the last 18 months you’d be forgiven for thinking that maybe it’ll take a while for momentum to start build again toward opportunities to compete across the board in any sport given that restrictions have only just lifted. However, over the last few weeks and very much on the horizonContinue reading “Reviewing the growing momentum of disability sport!”

“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?”