The Disability Bodybuilding Show Podcast

The #Disability #Bodybuilding Show… “Reigniting…With Fortitude!” A few weeks since the gyms reopened, I start to explore the full re-engagement process of my favourite training programme. Coupled with the start of the review of new habits and strategies of goal setting during 2020. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-disability-bodybuilding-show/id1489748551#episodeGuid=867dfa0a-9fa8-4906-809d-86ea1566fc52

A Blast Back into the Groove…

The sensible approach back into my training was not to try and start lifting at the weight before lockdown, but to find that groove again, using the techniques within the brilliant Fortitude Training programme by Dr Scott Stevenson. I was able to follow a familiar pattern as with my pre-pandemic structure, but 4 months outContinue reading “A Blast Back into the Groove…”

Getting Some Connections Back…

Seeing old friends (from a distance) the weights, the growth, it’s the routine I’ve looking forward to too – This period has become part of the journey – A horrid diversion we didn’t expect – but as the book says “The Obstacle Is The Way” (See Ryan Holiday, it’s a brilliant read). This is aContinue reading “Getting Some Connections Back…”

Training Reaction – Home v Gym…

Like many, I was faced with a range of emotions when lockdown hit. Here I’m reflecting on the changes in approach to training specifically, but it cannot be unsaid that it wasn’t  right at top of priority when we were told to stay at home. However, one of the biggest lessons out of this environmentContinue reading “Training Reaction – Home v Gym…”

Adapting – Doing it again and again!

Back in January, I posted about “Adapting through Fear”. Recalling experiences about struggling when trying to get around equipment training a few years back. It was daunting, scary & I felt vulnerable. I delved into those moments you realise that everyone is pushing to achieve their own goals, fine tune their own habits but inContinue reading “Adapting – Doing it again and again!”

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…”

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…”