Disability bodybuilding: Growing Opportunities in 2022

From Exeter to Motherwell, Birmingham to Tampa! If you’ve followed my feed for a while you’ll know there is a joy in reviewing the expansion of events that have included a disability category. The PCA, being a longtime partner of the class has seen a significant rise in athletes bringing their best to the stageContinue reading “Disability bodybuilding: Growing Opportunities in 2022”

Cerebral Palsy – What have I Iost?

My two little girls have, at various times asked me in that direct, curious way they would with anything that fascinates them “Daddy, what’s it like having one smaller hand?”…. In some ways it’s easy to answer as I don’t know any different. You could argue that a different path has been forged for meContinue reading “Cerebral Palsy – What have I Iost?”

There are a number of “Whys”…

There a number of factors that often make up our “why” Why do I want to do bodybuilding? To prove something to myself? For Current me? For Past me? Or Future me? The current me wants to keep improving, to know that I have built a foundation, but not yet finished with lots more toContinue reading “There are a number of “Whys”…”

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….”