The Stage – Before, During & Beyond…

I absolutely love bodybuilding shows. I love my time on stage, however I also try to totally immerse myself in the whole experience throughout a weekend. If I’m competing (like I did this past weekend in Birmingham) I find myself preparing hour by hour from about 2 days out to the time our category isContinue reading “The Stage – Before, During & Beyond…”

Best Wishes to our Paralympic Athletes!

Each putting their sport on the map…Again! After the success of the Olympics, our summer of sport continues with the Paralympics launching in Tokyo this week. I love the competition, the stories and team coming together throughout these weeks we are witnessing. I was massively inspired in 2012 & 2016 after these events, to tryContinue reading “Best Wishes to our Paralympic Athletes!”

Trying Everything…

About a decade has passed since I cautiously went into a gym with hardly any experience and pretty scared of the free weights section all those years ago. It takes a while to familiarise yourself. With the equipment, the environment & the variations that can used for a variety of different goals. Making a swiftContinue reading “Trying Everything…”

Lessening The Impact…

As my training has developed over the years, the major hurdles that I’ve needed to change from a physical perspective has not only been working around “standard” equipment and being patient with learning what fits but to understand my body to greater degree as it gets older. What I have found much more recently isContinue reading “Lessening The Impact…”

Disability Fitness – Are we doing enough?

Accessibility Awareness Assistance Its a broad subject but it I’ll attempt to give my take and break some elements down with my experience and what I’ve found along the way. In a sense, what is enough? Is there a goal / a finish line? There are many pieces to this which not only makes itContinue reading “Disability Fitness – Are we doing enough?”

Delving into the challenges of muscle building and development presented from dexterity issues.

Latest Podcast Episode of The Disability Bodybuilding Show – subscribe on Apple & Spotify! Delving into the challenges of muscle building and development presented from dexterity issues. From battling fears to finding solutions with attachments and lessons learnt! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-disability-bodybuilding-show/id1489748551?i=1000526764482 #Muscle #fitness #disability #workouts #dexterity #disabled #athlete #disability #disabilityawareness #cerebral #cerebralpalsy #CPawareness

Building My Own Two Teams…

The opportunity to build and develop muscle has taken me to different places physically and mentally over the last few years. There are literally two sides to this story…My left side and right side. Generally, many people will enter a gym aware of a dominant side perhaps. The machines and equipment are likely set upContinue reading “Building My Own Two Teams…”

The long haul (eventual) benefits of the hot, sweaty splints…

Try telling that to my 6 year old self though!! Wearing splints growing up had a huge benefit to my physical development. The doctors recommended it, my parents knew it, but try telling that to a growing little boy at the height of summer, just wanting to rip it off at every opportunity!! The persistenceContinue reading “The long haul (eventual) benefits of the hot, sweaty splints…”

One movement back to rocket forward….

That rush… Not to slam through to a PB, not to get as many reps in as possible, but one that builds, that starts to tick, that generates momentum and drives you along for hours. Yes, that magic feeling is back. The one I had often spoke about where the rush of an early morningContinue reading “One movement back to rocket forward….”

The building of previously unknown resilience…

I was born with Cerebral Palsy (CP), something which I couldn’t prevent, change or know any different from. Learning how to do simple tasks were tackled in one dimension, the way I could and “adapt” around. Looking back now, the big challenges & hurdles faced were not, in reality, about me being able to doContinue reading “The building of previously unknown resilience…”