Disability Bodybuilding in 2023 – A year full of Opportunity!

The year ahead is building toward a 12 month period full of opportunity across the UK & beyond for the mixed disability category in bodybuilding. Fresh off a great number of shows in 2022 which included a calendar packed with regional qualifiers, new opportunities such as The PCA Universe, The FITXPo in Liverpool in theContinue reading “Disability Bodybuilding in 2023 – A year full of Opportunity!”

What path will my mobility take?

I’ve long accepted the structure I have is different. The practice of testing my individual endurance and ability to mould into better shape for my health is a test that I also love to explore. Questioning ‘can this be different/better?’ I discovered isn’t an unhealthy position I once thought it was. I’m not ashamed ofContinue reading “What path will my mobility take?”

The Inbuilt Joy of Discovery…

One the single BEST things I love about the gym is the new discoveries. The previous hurdle thought unattainable, conquered by trial and error. The patience to keep trying even when you fall over. The repetition until you finally find the way, it’s all in the discovery. Looking back, some expectations were low with certainContinue reading “The Inbuilt Joy of Discovery…”

Driving with adaptions…

Making my impossible possible… For years I had a mindset that I was unable to drive. Difficulties with the use of a manual transmission dented self belief to the point that I thought it’ll never be fit me. Until that is, I was given guidance that I should try adaptions…again, my willingness wasn’t there toContinue reading “Driving with adaptions…”

Sharing the Support…

I wouldn’t have had the experiences I’ve had without people sharing their stories of their own journeys of opening doors & breaking down barriers. It’s in part why I do this here. That I owe to those who helped me build that confidence to pay things forward and shine a light either on my ownContinue reading “Sharing the Support…”

Smash Barriers!Break New Ground!Every day! At my own speed…

I’m always on the lookout for something new or a tweak / improvement to make in many areas of my life and that starts with the springboard to my day that is the gym. At first, the new adventure had lots of new ground to explore. Many weeks and months were spent going through manyContinue reading “Smash Barriers!Break New Ground!Every day! At my own speed…”

Grateful for the movement I have….

I remain incredibly grateful for the movement have in this life, no matter any frustrations that comes along the path which at first glance may seem restrictive, but I’m often reminding myself that while I do have muscle limitation in structure, it could have been even more challenging had things not been as quick whenContinue reading “Grateful for the movement I have….”

The long road from frustration to alternative workouts…

I first entered a gym full of thoughts of the limitations, of what I couldn’t do. I would go around and take machines & even whole areas off my list of things, never thinking I would be able to use them.It was a long page! free weights, Barbell Cable cross with both handles. You nameContinue reading “The long road from frustration to alternative workouts…”

CP Awareness: Working with, around and through CP in fitness

The reality is, I’m getting older! There’s an acknowledgement on my part that my muscles on both sides will need more attention, but in different ways for different outcomes. I’ve become aware of greater emphasis on looking after my joints throughout my life but to also continue to protect my muscle development too. Throughout myContinue reading “CP Awareness: Working with, around and through CP in fitness”

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”