Recognising Rest….

I’m terrible at it. I want to push through, keep going (somewhere in the never give up range) but it’s not good to ignore. I need to face it and recognise when my body is telling to readapt. This is part of the territory I have come to learn in later years with cerebral palsy,Continue reading “Recognising Rest….”

“I’m not broken”

“What’s wrong with your hand?” Why do you have a limp?” Yes, all questions posed to me when I was younger with CP. when I came into this world I didn’t know I had a disability, it was through those conversations I was told there was big differences. Differences that brought questions, some just purelyContinue reading ““I’m not broken””

Finding an accessible routine…

Supporting physically & mental health I’ve tried to remind myself often over the last few months of how grateful I am to be in a position to get back to the gym. I obviously knew of the huge benefits of going prior to covid but going deeper than just lifting weights, it became all toContinue reading “Finding an accessible routine…”

The slow reset of discovery…

The last two weeks in the gym have been ones of recovery and discovery. It was certainly time to reset some things, freshen up the routine and to almost reconnect with my set up. Its always important to keep things moving but to also try and keep some consistency. That being said, I have toContinue reading “The slow reset of discovery…”

Grateful for this chance…

I’m grateful… To have a chance to improve To move To ponder To experiment To change To be free To build strength To challenge myself To be ok not to be ok sometimes To have space To be still To create To explore To question To build To thrive I’m grateful…

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”

Building My Own Two Teams…

The opportunity to build and develop muscle has taken me to different places physically and mentally over the last few years. There are literally two sides to this story…My left side and right side. Generally, many people will enter a gym aware of a dominant side perhaps. The machines and equipment are likely set upContinue reading “Building My Own Two Teams…”

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…”

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…”

Trying my best to lock down a temporary routine…

This is hard. It’s difficult to put into words how to feel during a lockdown, this being the 3rd time in a year. Hard, not only to just express how you’re taking this all in but also without feeling a sense that on one side, there are other people suffering and I should be gratefulContinue reading “Trying my best to lock down a temporary routine…”