From acceptance to empowerment…

I couldn’t control the restrictive movement, but although I was far removed from this for years, I control how I feel about my movement in my cerebral palsy on my left side. It’s too strong to say I hated my disability, but just saying that I had one was challenging for a long time. IContinue reading “From acceptance to empowerment…”

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…”

It’s sometimes just about balance and practice…

There was a regular exercise I was given in my younger days during physiotherapy that was all about balance. How long could I stand unaided on my left side (compared to my right) the muscle tone has always been lower in my left and with other factors it remains a tricky discipline to carry out.Continue reading “It’s sometimes just about balance and practice…”

Focusing on what can be done…

I’ve tried to keep things simple this week – a lot of recent trials with attachments and new exercises have had relative successes – however it’s not lost on me to keep things simple with my workouts, keeping in what works well for me and whilst taking in new ideas, keeping a solid base toContinue reading “Focusing on what can be done…”

Competitions, Talks & Much More – The Weekend of FitXpo

This past weekend in Liverpool was incredible. The FitXpo was something that had been on my calendar for months and there was much anticipation for a number of reasons. Right up the top was to the chance to reconnect with friends and learn from industry experts but to also once again witness and support theContinue reading “Competitions, Talks & Much More – The Weekend of FitXpo”

Shaping the conversation…

This blog, pod & content has documented my thoughts, findings, challenges & and positive angles when training & beyond. What I’ve found really powerful is to take the time to schedule writing and transforming those into pods to try and make them as accessible as I can. This has helped me delve into areas thatContinue reading “Shaping the conversation…”

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…”

Attaching an alternative to the push…

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…”