Back to the Bar (No, not the Pub!)…

To build it up, you gotta break it down. Whether it’s training, work or even writing a blog*- is it easy to break things back down to such extent after building a robust system? Or was that system too robust in the first place. In training terms, is it right to sometimes take it rightContinue reading “Back to the Bar (No, not the Pub!)…”

Adapting Through The Fear…

I’m not sure exactly when, but suddenly, the penny dropped…EVERYBODY is in here to improve.. Despite entering the gym to improve my fitness 6 years ago, without a doubt, many thoughts wondered across my mind (as I’m sure many do) as I scanned the room… how on earth do you / can you do this?Continue reading “Adapting Through The Fear…”

Learning to celebrate my disability through bodybuilding…

Bodybuilding: Changing my mindset to my disability. More than lifting… 10 years ago I disliked referring to myself as disabled. I cringe at that now, but, for me at the time it was about a fight for an equal platform, not to showcase with my ability but to prove that I could do things despiteContinue reading “Learning to celebrate my disability through bodybuilding…”

I owe it to them…

I love competing. The work, the discipline, the rewards, the health, the energy and the friendship. A great place to start this would be to go WAY back and try to question & establish those drivers that set me & no doubt countless others up on that path. I’ve toiled with the notion of theContinue reading “I owe it to them…”

What Next??? Remaining in the 5am Club Post Comp

Whilst I have a few training sessions left leading up to the PCA Finals in Birmingham, some have asked what next? After effectively being in a competition prep stage for 6 months, the first thing to address is a rest. I have gladly put my body through a gruelling pattern of training and it doesContinue reading “What Next??? Remaining in the 5am Club Post Comp”

The Bristol Disabled Bodybuilder Tour!!

Having competed for the 1st time in April at the PCA Saxon Classic, placing 3rd and receiving an invite to the British Finals in June, my love for the sport is as strong as ever & my journey has grown! The desire to get on stage in Stafford for the Saxon was indeed intended toContinue reading “The Bristol Disabled Bodybuilder Tour!!”

Entering the World of Competitive Disabled Bodybuilding…

On Sunday 2nd April I achieved a goal that, at first thought, had been dreamt up 2 years in my mind to reach a pinnacle in my fitness journey. In fact, at around 3pm that day – I let go, of every single no, rejection & hurtful remark regarding my disability ever thrown in myContinue reading “Entering the World of Competitive Disabled Bodybuilding…”

Exfoliate! Exfoliate! And other things I didn’t expect with bodybuilding….

That’s right folks, it’s a key part of the prep to get your skin ready for the show tan which makes perfect sense. Little did I think I’d be going out and buying a body scrub & butter when I started the journey 18 months ago. There have been elements of detail on this rideContinue reading “Exfoliate! Exfoliate! And other things I didn’t expect with bodybuilding….”