Doing what I can but also exploring “what can I do?”

There has been an acceptance from myself that have to do things differently from many people. It’s a mental attitude picked up from an early age that I had to find alternative routes with things, so doing that in the gym wasn’t alien to me. That being said, it was notion having to find myContinue reading “Doing what I can but also exploring “what can I do?””

The 2022 Plan? Keep on tweaking the plan!

There are so many objectives ahead in 2022, more family activities, plans to get bigger physically , career development, sharing more stories, get more sleep, it could be literally endless… The issue I’ve realised at the turn of the year reflections is that I can’t cram it into 30 days, nor do I want someContinue reading “The 2022 Plan? Keep on tweaking the plan!”

Even more grateful for…

I’ll look back at 2021 finishing with even more gratitude of what I have. It goes without saying how grateful I am for my family and our health. For this year has made us acutely aware of each precious moment. In a year with further study of the Stoics thanks to the fantastic Ryan Holiday,Continue reading “Even more grateful for…”

An Adaptive Intensive Cruise to see out 2021…

My favourite go-to training programme for some time has been the variety offered from Fortitude Training by Dr Scott Stevenson. As we enter the winter of 2021, I finished the first phase of a progressive blast lasting six weeks culminating in my current 14 day “intensive cruise”. Where the time is spent on a deloadContinue reading “An Adaptive Intensive Cruise to see out 2021…”

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…

My Physical and Mental Fitness “Improvements Season”

I like the term “improvements season” – the transition from a pre-contest to post (physical) fitness contest or ‘off season’ is not always as straight forward as I think it will be sometimes… To elaborate, so much time and energy around the gym is allotted to the season ending finale with often a single focusContinue reading “My Physical and Mental Fitness “Improvements Season””

Motivation Mountains – Breaking down goals into mini movements

We have big goals and dreams. Some will be in touching distance, others maybe so far away that they barely seem reachable….for now. I try to work and improve on my thinking a little more every year when attempting new goals – from my gym work, my career and wider changes. It’s always a learningContinue reading “Motivation Mountains – Breaking down goals into mini movements”

Cerebral Palsy – What have I Iost?

My two little girls have, at various times asked me in that direct, curious way they would with anything that fascinates them “Daddy, what’s it like having one smaller hand?”…. In some ways it’s easy to answer as I don’t know any different. You could argue that a different path has been forged for meContinue reading “Cerebral Palsy – What have I Iost?”

There are a number of “Whys”…

There a number of factors that often make up our “why” Why do I want to do bodybuilding? To prove something to myself? For Current me? For Past me? Or Future me? The current me wants to keep improving, to know that I have built a foundation, but not yet finished with lots more toContinue reading “There are a number of “Whys”…”

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…”