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…”

The Wood from the trees…

There are so many conflicting opinions about what is best for your goal, the diet, weight loss, muscle building. Finding the answers to all of the above won’t be found in one article, one day or even from one person. The initial steps to your goal are significant ones to take, but I’ve (eventually) foundContinue reading “The Wood from the trees…”

Taking Home Adaptions Back to the Gym…

After months of trying to figure out and adapt training at home, it was all back..not just the rack or the leg press, but ankles straps & wrist assisted cable crossovers – the items that had become a path through the obstacles when trying to train particular muscle groups. Yes, it has great to haveContinue reading “Taking Home Adaptions Back to the Gym…”

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…”

The Fitness Sponge…

The 1.25kg plates, the endless salads, the single Olympic bar… …All starting points once upon a time (And I will never forget it). Training and knowledge of my chosen sport will continue to evolve, I’ve only just begun.  We all have a thirst for knowledge in some capacity – the strive to get better, developContinue reading “The Fitness Sponge…”

Exfoliate! Exfoliate! And other things I didn’t expect with bodybuilding….

That’s right folks, it’s a key part of the prep to get your skin ready for the show tan which makes perfect sense. Little did I think I’d be going out and buying a body scrub & butter when I started the journey 18 months ago. There have been elements of detail on this rideContinue reading “Exfoliate! Exfoliate! And other things I didn’t expect with bodybuilding….”