CP Awareness Month – A lifetime of Flexibility Development

I didn’t know it at first, but I’ve actually been in strength training my whole life! As you will know by now, I’m a keen fitness enthusiast, with one my primary aims is being to create an environment to strengthen my muscle development to help support my Cerebral Palsy. I’ve trained consistently in a gymContinue reading “CP Awareness Month – A lifetime of Flexibility Development”

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….”

The battle to find the adaption…

I’m always excited to find something new to try especially when there is an apparent (particularly on my part) requirement to have to adapt to make it work. This is a fresh post as I got the chance to try some “battle ropes” for the first time at my gym this week. I’ve decided toContinue reading “The battle to find the adaption…”

Spending years not wanting to be different, now it’s integral to my journey…

Whether I liked or not I stood out. The biggest sign of my cerebral palsy was most obvious in my hand and that initiated often unwanted conversations about it growing up & at school. Being asked questions about its origin, its look, its feel – were hard to process – I didn’t know how differentContinue reading “Spending years not wanting to be different, now it’s integral to my journey…”

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…”

Disability Bodybuilding & Giving back what it has given me….

It’s provided me with Energy Confidence Strength – both physically & mentally Belief A passion Knowledge And a position to question – are we doing enough, what more can be done & how can I be better than yesterday? And also…To not be afraid to fail I want to just say thank you and aContinue reading “Disability Bodybuilding & Giving back what it has given me….”

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?””

The 2022 Plan? Keep on tweaking the plan!

There are so many objectives ahead in 2022, more family activities, plans to get bigger physically , career development, sharing more stories, get more sleep, it could be literally endless… The issue I’ve realised at the turn of the year reflections is that I can’t cram it into 30 days, nor do I want someContinue reading “The 2022 Plan? Keep on tweaking the plan!”

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…”

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”