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…”

Just getting started…

Well into my 30’s now, recovery times are even more crucial with my training, HOWEVER! I still feel we’re only just getting started. I’ve been training consistently for around 8 years, but I’m still learning every day, I think that’s why I still love it. Training and bodybuilding is a world of discovery. As isContinue reading “Just getting started…”

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…”

CP Awareness: Working with, around and through CP in fitness

The reality is, I’m getting older! There’s an acknowledgement on my part that my muscles on both sides will need more attention, but in different ways for different outcomes. I’ve become aware of greater emphasis on looking after my joints throughout my life but to also continue to protect my muscle development too. Throughout myContinue reading “CP Awareness: Working with, around and through CP in fitness”

The power of accessible information….

Social media is playing a huge part in delivering accessible information regarding training . Both in terms of how things can be done and achieved and celebrating and sharing ideas. I’ve tried to be like a sponge with information – particularly with training practice and theory. This goes for nutrition and with trial and errorContinue reading “The power of accessible information….”

The battle to find the adaption…

I’m always excited to find something new to try especially when there is an apparent (particularly on my part) requirement to have to adapt to make it work. This is a fresh post as I got the chance to try some “battle ropes” for the first time at my gym this week. I’ve decided toContinue reading “The battle to find the adaption…”

Spending years not wanting to be different, now it’s integral to my journey…

Whether I liked or not I stood out. The biggest sign of my cerebral palsy was most obvious in my hand and that initiated often unwanted conversations about it growing up & at school. Being asked questions about its origin, its look, its feel – were hard to process – I didn’t know how differentContinue reading “Spending years not wanting to be different, now it’s integral to my journey…”

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!”