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….”

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!”

Managing My Energy and Performance with Cerebral Palsy

3-5x more energy required for people with cerebral palsy. That’s an astonishing piece information I received a few years ago, only pointed out to me from someone who had the same muscle structure as me. No wonder I felt tired! It was often lost on me that the tiredness I felt, the guilt, the annoyance,Continue reading “Managing My Energy and Performance with Cerebral Palsy”

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””

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…”

Chipping Away…

As with most of previous ‘preps’ for a competition, the onus has been on those last few defining elements of the hard work put in during the last few weeks and months. Maybe specific areas to focus on, definition, sharpness, conditioning but I’ve also found myself chipping away at many elements that reflect a collectiveContinue reading “Chipping Away…”

Taking in Show Day!!

For me, when it comes to a show, it’s the cherry on top of the work that has been put in during the proceeding weeks and month. With our latest content being the week leading into an event, I’ve penned some thoughts as to the actual show days themselves. Early to Rise…. Quite typically IContinue reading “Taking in Show Day!!”

Rest and knowing when to take it….

As much as it’s difficult to admit on occasions, fatigue does creep up on me, it’s par for the course with cerebral palsy, though I only really discovered the reasons why much later in my 20’s. Sometimes struggling through gym sessions or longer days, I do tend notice it towards the end of the day,Continue reading “Rest and knowing when to take it….”