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…”

Slowing the basics down…

More change, how can we adapt again? can this be done again? YES! We have to keep moving, in any environment, but it also doesn’t make any less of a challenge. This is still bloody hard. However… I’ve tried to remind myself often that we always face changes, every day – same large, some smaller,Continue reading “Slowing the basics down…”

“Daily Practices” – “The #Disability #Bodybuilding Show”

New #Podcast of “The #Disability #Bodybuilding Show” up… “Daily Practices” Recorded in early January, prior to the current lockdown, I wanted to share some of the practices that have helped me in various ways throughout the last few months… The Disability Bodybuilding Show

Finding the one thing…

Finding that one thing you can do, be it part of a routine, throughout any tier – be that at gym, or at home to keep a sense of a habit can really really help. During lockdowns, different tiers/levels and restrictions I’ve tried so many different things to test new habits or work out adaptionsContinue reading “Finding the one thing…”

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…”

Back to the Bar (No, not the Pub!)…

To build it up, you gotta break it down. Whether it’s training, work or even writing a blog*- is it easy to break things back down to such extent after building a robust system? Or was that system too robust in the first place. In training terms, is it right to sometimes take it rightContinue reading “Back to the Bar (No, not the Pub!)…”

The day is long, but the ‘dream’ is BIG…

4.30 -The alarm goes off, no fancy fanfare, just the time that I’ve become accustomed to waking. The reason? Born from a desire to fit my physical training BEFORE work so I can see my family later in the day, making it the ideal time to get up.  The difference in making time as opposedContinue reading “The day is long, but the ‘dream’ is BIG…”

Finding more time, with ‘less of it…’

On the one hand, I’m ‘busier’ than ever…I’m a Daddy of 2 girls, Husband, Marketing Manager and in my ‘spare time’ I compete in disability bodybuilding competitions… I also want to meditate & write daily – plus read a book a month. I had written these goals down a while back as a result ofContinue reading “Finding more time, with ‘less of it…’”