A Physical, mental, emotional lift…

A release… With a deep breath I headed back to the gym – a little excited, a tad nervous wondering if anything had changed… Then the door was opened for a return… Followed with gratitude – smiling, familiar faces – Staff. Friends. People generally just so happy to back. It is actually quite difficult toContinue reading “A Physical, mental, emotional lift…”

The Reopening – Much more than lifting weight…

As we head back to familiar training environments in England next week, it indicates a release of not just opportunities to pick up the barbells, but equally a source of headspace. To be at peace, to develop and grow. A place to getaway. It’s also good as there is only so much exploration of equipmentContinue reading “The Reopening – Much more than lifting weight…”

Post-Lockdown – Moving back in, piece by piece…

We’re almost there. In just over a week the gyms in England will reopen. We’ve been here before, but as I found last time out, getting the routines back isn’t as easy as switching a light on… Here’s why (and what I’m planning next week) Back in June 2020, there was huge excitement – itsContinue reading “Post-Lockdown – Moving back in, piece by piece…”

Plans, changes and adaptions – The Disability Bodybuilding Show

On this episode, as we start to view the end of the tunnel from this pandemic, I explore the changes that have been made, the challenges in adapting not just with training but life in general with a disability. What changes could be made after lockdown, what we revert back to from previous routines andContinue reading “Plans, changes and adaptions – The Disability Bodybuilding Show”

Every Approach Is Unique…

Every approach is going to be unique. Physically, I have some different hurdles when bringing various sets into play in my gym, at home or just picking up a weight, but I know, the mindset and approach I can take to it is mine alone. What are your goals? What obstacles are at the gym?Continue reading “Every Approach Is Unique…”

Making plans and help at the end of the tunnel…

It’s there. The path to reach out to. When I started to construct this piece, I had the end of lockdown in mind, how we are facing the end of the pandemic. What further help could we provide out of this crisis as we plan today and for tomorrow in respect of training… What struckContinue reading “Making plans and help at the end of the tunnel…”

Flexibility….The Biggest Challenge?

In more ways than one… Being physically flexible has presented its challenges through the years, learning there are just some things that (I physically) cannot do! However, that doesn’t distract from the shining light of CAN be done, it’s the never ending search to find the way. “Traditionally” playing the guitar for one (I justContinue reading “Flexibility….The Biggest Challenge?”

My Disability isn’t up to me. My discipline and desire however…

I’ve been trying to unpick the difficulties/challenges of the lockdown, particularly in relation to training. On the one hand is this massive set of restrictions, an inability to access the set up you’ve created and used for so long. On the other is an opportunity of reconstruction of the previous routine structure. My mindset hasContinue reading “My Disability isn’t up to me. My discipline and desire however…”

“Daily Practices” – “The #Disability #Bodybuilding Show”

New #Podcast of “The #Disability #Bodybuilding Show” up… “Daily Practices” Recorded in early January, prior to the current lockdown, I wanted to share some of the practices that have helped me in various ways throughout the last few months… The Disability Bodybuilding Show

Finding the one thing…

Finding that one thing you can do, be it part of a routine, throughout any tier – be that at gym, or at home to keep a sense of a habit can really really help. During lockdowns, different tiers/levels and restrictions I’ve tried so many different things to test new habits or work out adaptionsContinue reading “Finding the one thing…”