“Wait until you feel that roar of support….”

Togetherness. That was my overriding memory of those first few moments on stage four years ago. With encouragement from my new friends by my side, the crowd support, whether they were there for you or someone else, from the organisers, the crew – it all felt right. For a significant period of my life IContinue reading ““Wait until you feel that roar of support….””

The Attachments Episode…

I just LOVE doing these #podcasts, thank you to everyone supporting it, appreciating the feedback, suggestions & subscribing! The Disability Bodybuilding Show Available on #Apple, Spotify & through disabilitybodybuilding.com! It’s only the beginning! I’ve spent a great amount of time trialling and incorporating the different attachments available at the gym to help with training withContinue reading “The Attachments Episode…”

Attachments!! Assemble!!

Ok, so my wrist support isn’t exactly Thor’s hammer but my word, it certainly opens up a new world of variety for me in the gym, a place that The God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth, would no doubt utilised to build his awesome physique in the Marvel series. I love to share training attachmentContinue reading “Attachments!! Assemble!!”

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….”

New #Podcast Episode live on “The Disability Bodybuilding Show”!

Discussing… “Unpicking the mental, physical & emotional lifts that a return to the gym has provided. The platform, the early morning springboard and the gratitude from being able to reconnect with staff, friends and multiple benefits from a renewed routine…” Available through #Apple & #Spotify The Disability Bodybuilding Show

The Reopening – Much more than lifting weight…

As we head back to familiar training environments in England next week, it indicates a release of not just opportunities to pick up the barbells, but equally a source of headspace. To be at peace, to develop and grow. A place to getaway. It’s also good as there is only so much exploration of equipmentContinue reading “The Reopening – Much more than lifting weight…”

Post-Lockdown – Moving back in, piece by piece…

We’re almost there. In just over a week the gyms in England will reopen. We’ve been here before, but as I found last time out, getting the routines back isn’t as easy as switching a light on… Here’s why (and what I’m planning next week) Back in June 2020, there was huge excitement – itsContinue reading “Post-Lockdown – Moving back in, piece by piece…”

Plans, changes and adaptions – The Disability Bodybuilding Show

On this episode, as we start to view the end of the tunnel from this pandemic, I explore the changes that have been made, the challenges in adapting not just with training but life in general with a disability. What changes could be made after lockdown, what we revert back to from previous routines andContinue reading “Plans, changes and adaptions – The Disability Bodybuilding Show”

Making plans and help at the end of the tunnel…

It’s there. The path to reach out to. When I started to construct this piece, I had the end of lockdown in mind, how we are facing the end of the pandemic. What further help could we provide out of this crisis as we plan today and for tomorrow in respect of training… What struckContinue reading “Making plans and help at the end of the tunnel…”

Disability, Anxiety and Pressing through fear…

Fear… Of not doing it right… Of Breaking something…. Of failing… All things that I encountered at the gym, entering a competition, up on stage, travelling to do it internationally – at every stage, fear was there. In some ways, that was what made me do it. There were concerns, of course – there’s theContinue reading “Disability, Anxiety and Pressing through fear…”