Something I realised of late is how extra careful I need to be with the extent of the volume of my sets involving pressing a bar that includes my left hand within the lift. I’ve long advocated the joy in finding different ways to adapt and seeing attachments around the gym to compliment my workoutsContinue reading “Attaching an alternative to the push…”
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“I’m not broken”
“What’s wrong with your hand?” Why do you have a limp?” Yes, all questions posed to me when I was younger with CP. when I came into this world I didn’t know I had a disability, it was through those conversations I was told there was big differences. Differences that brought questions, some just purelyContinue reading ““I’m not broken””
The power of accessible information….
Social media is playing a huge part in delivering accessible information regarding training . Both in terms of how things can be done and achieved and celebrating and sharing ideas. I’ve tried to be like a sponge with information – particularly with training practice and theory. This goes for nutrition and with trial and errorContinue reading “The power of accessible information….”
Evolving Accessible Fitness…
The conversation continues! There are many factors that ignite the fire within me to keep the conservation going with accessibility and fitness. I think with each event, location, gym, workout, equipment, set & even rep I’m often thinking about how things can be adapted and changed. The more that is shared, the more we canContinue reading “Evolving Accessible Fitness…”
Managing My Energy and Performance with Cerebral Palsy
3-5x more energy required for people with cerebral palsy. That’s an astonishing piece information I received a few years ago, only pointed out to me from someone who had the same muscle structure as me. No wonder I felt tired! It was often lost on me that the tiredness I felt, the guilt, the annoyance,Continue reading “Managing My Energy and Performance with Cerebral Palsy”
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””
Flexibility….The Biggest Challenge?
In more ways than one… Being physically flexible has presented its challenges through the years, learning there are just some things that (I physically) cannot do! However, that doesn’t distract from the shining light of CAN be done, it’s the never ending search to find the way. “Traditionally” playing the guitar for one (I justContinue reading “Flexibility….The Biggest Challenge?”
Adapting – Doing it again and again!
Back in January, I posted about “Adapting through Fear”. Recalling experiences about struggling when trying to get around equipment training a few years back. It was daunting, scary & I felt vulnerable. I delved into those moments you realise that everyone is pushing to achieve their own goals, fine tune their own habits but inContinue reading “Adapting – Doing it again and again!”