Every day can be a reset…

There are challenges every day. A new one to start, to continue or finish, but there is always an opportunity at a fresh platform upon waking. I’ve had a number of hurdles as everyone does, I’m still trying to figure things out into my 30’s but I love the feeling of a new page toContinue reading “Every day can be a reset…”

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….”

It’s sometimes just about balance and practice…

There was a regular exercise I was given in my younger days during physiotherapy that was all about balance. How long could I stand unaided on my left side (compared to my right) the muscle tone has always been lower in my left and with other factors it remains a tricky discipline to carry out.Continue reading “It’s sometimes just about balance and practice…”

Focusing on what can be done…

I’ve tried to keep things simple this week – a lot of recent trials with attachments and new exercises have had relative successes – however it’s not lost on me to keep things simple with my workouts, keeping in what works well for me and whilst taking in new ideas, keeping a solid base toContinue reading “Focusing on what can be done…”

Smash Barriers!Break New Ground!Every day! At my own speed…

I’m always on the lookout for something new or a tweak / improvement to make in many areas of my life and that starts with the springboard to my day that is the gym. At first, the new adventure had lots of new ground to explore. Many weeks and months were spent going through manyContinue reading “Smash Barriers!Break New Ground!Every day! At my own speed…”

Grateful for the movement I have….

I remain incredibly grateful for the movement have in this life, no matter any frustrations that comes along the path which at first glance may seem restrictive, but I’m often reminding myself that while I do have muscle limitation in structure, it could have been even more challenging had things not been as quick whenContinue reading “Grateful for the movement I have….”

The long road from frustration to alternative workouts…

I first entered a gym full of thoughts of the limitations, of what I couldn’t do. I would go around and take machines & even whole areas off my list of things, never thinking I would be able to use them.It was a long page! free weights, Barbell Cable cross with both handles. You nameContinue reading “The long road from frustration to alternative workouts…”

Attaching an alternative to the push…

Something I realised of late is how extra careful I need to be with the extent of the volume of my sets involving pressing a bar that includes my left hand within the lift. I’ve long advocated the joy in finding different ways to adapt and seeing attachments around the gym to compliment my workoutsContinue reading “Attaching an alternative to the push…”

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…”

Disability Bodybuilding & Giving back what it has given me….

It’s provided me with Energy Confidence Strength – both physically & mentally Belief A passion Knowledge And a position to question – are we doing enough, what more can be done & how can I be better than yesterday? And also…To not be afraid to fail I want to just say thank you and aContinue reading “Disability Bodybuilding & Giving back what it has given me….”