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….”

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…”

“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””

Just getting started…

Well into my 30’s now, recovery times are even more crucial with my training, HOWEVER! I still feel we’re only just getting started. I’ve been training consistently for around 8 years, but I’m still learning every day, I think that’s why I still love it. Training and bodybuilding is a world of discovery. As isContinue reading “Just getting started…”

The slow reset of discovery…

The last two weeks in the gym have been ones of recovery and discovery. It was certainly time to reset some things, freshen up the routine and to almost reconnect with my set up. Its always important to keep things moving but to also try and keep some consistency. That being said, I have toContinue reading “The slow reset of discovery…”

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”

CP Awareness Month: The CP that made me…

It’s challenging enough to subconsciously work through things differently with CP, add in the numerous observations at school that confirmed the obvious that yes it’s different, no I can’t do it the ‘conventional way’, but eventually I have been able to see the positive elements that have been created that through living with cerebral palsy,Continue reading “CP Awareness Month: The CP that made me…”

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”