Preparing for Another Day One…

It was the very end of the World Chanpionships in 2018 and the emotion came at me like a wave, I wasn’t expecting to be sat in the foyer in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre that day tearful the journey was over. I’d done a number of bodybuilding shows that year, to prove to myself IContinue reading “Preparing for Another Day One…”

The growing opening of opportunities for the disabled community…

It can get better, I know. There is so much growth in this space to push and achieve. It’s been too long to turn around many issues on numerous occasions through the years.. HOWEVER! There is a movement, a number of people and organisations that are spearheading some fantastic opportunities for the disabled community and/orContinue reading “The growing opening of opportunities for the disabled community…”

Chipping Away…

As with most of previous ‘preps’ for a competition, the onus has been on those last few defining elements of the hard work put in during the last few weeks and months. Maybe specific areas to focus on, definition, sharpness, conditioning but I’ve also found myself chipping away at many elements that reflect a collectiveContinue reading “Chipping Away…”

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…”

Back to the Show Day Podcast

It’s a special episode this week as I take you through some highlights from last weekends Bodybuilding Show! 1st up it’s the FIT X Federation South Coast in Bournemouth – really thankful for an opportunity to compete not too far to go – and it proved be a fabulous weekend – meeting up with friends,Continue reading “Back to the Show Day Podcast”

Taking in Show Day!!

For me, when it comes to a show, it’s the cherry on top of the work that has been put in during the proceeding weeks and month. With our latest content being the week leading into an event, I’ve penned some thoughts as to the actual show days themselves. Early to Rise…. Quite typically IContinue reading “Taking in Show Day!!”

Rest and knowing when to take it….

As much as it’s difficult to admit on occasions, fatigue does creep up on me, it’s par for the course with cerebral palsy, though I only really discovered the reasons why much later in my 20’s. Sometimes struggling through gym sessions or longer days, I do tend notice it towards the end of the day,Continue reading “Rest and knowing when to take it….”

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…”

“Trusting The Process” Mid-Prep for a competition…

It’s a phrase I’ve seen a lot of recently in the years I’ve been competing, one which holds much meaning. To me, it signifies a point where the results of your work are starting to pay off, it’s a marathon not a sprint and putting the structure in place to see you through to yourContinue reading ““Trusting The Process” Mid-Prep for a competition…”