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?”

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…”