Doing what I can but also exploring “what can I do?”

There has been an acceptance from myself that have to do things differently from many people. It’s a mental attitude picked up from an early age that I had to find alternative routes with things, so doing that in the gym wasn’t alien to me. That being said, it was notion having to find myContinue reading “Doing what I can but also exploring “what can I do?””

Finding Resilience and adding it to my programme…

There have been many reasons why I wanted to get into fitness over the years. I remember my own journey starting just after Christmas 2013, so rather than scoff at “New Year” posts, I love seeing and engaging with the positivity from the drive that people have. I believe it’s takes courage to not onlyContinue reading “Finding Resilience and adding it to my programme…”

Even more grateful for…

I’ll look back at 2021 finishing with even more gratitude of what I have. It goes without saying how grateful I am for my family and our health. For this year has made us acutely aware of each precious moment. In a year with further study of the Stoics thanks to the fantastic Ryan Holiday,Continue reading “Even more grateful for…”

An Adaptive Intensive Cruise to see out 2021…

My favourite go-to training programme for some time has been the variety offered from Fortitude Training by Dr Scott Stevenson. As we enter the winter of 2021, I finished the first phase of a progressive blast lasting six weeks culminating in my current 14 day “intensive cruise”. Where the time is spent on a deloadContinue reading “An Adaptive Intensive Cruise to see out 2021…”

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””

Rest and knowing when to take it….

As much as it’s difficult to admit on occasions, fatigue does creep up on me, it’s par for the course with cerebral palsy, though I only really discovered the reasons why much later in my 20’s. Sometimes struggling through gym sessions or longer days, I do tend notice it towards the end of the day,Continue reading “Rest and knowing when to take it….”

Trying Everything…

About a decade has passed since I cautiously went into a gym with hardly any experience and pretty scared of the free weights section all those years ago. It takes a while to familiarise yourself. With the equipment, the environment & the variations that can used for a variety of different goals. Making a swiftContinue reading “Trying Everything…”

“Trusting The Process” Mid-Prep for a competition…

It’s a phrase I’ve seen a lot of recently in the years I’ve been competing, one which holds much meaning. To me, it signifies a point where the results of your work are starting to pay off, it’s a marathon not a sprint and putting the structure in place to see you through to yourContinue reading ““Trusting The Process” Mid-Prep for a competition…”

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…”