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@adapttoperform  Educate, Motivate, Inspire Quadriplegic Personal Trainer β™ΏπŸ‹οΈ πŸ…΅πŸ…ΎπŸ…»πŸ…»πŸ…ΎπŸ†† to see what I do πŸ’ͺ More on my YouTube channel πŸ‘‡

http://youtube.com/AdaptToPerform

24 hours ago

I'm going to hazard a guess and say even a non-quadriplegic would find this one hard! On the theme of mixing up (yesterday's post) this is the definition of that! . With no core or hand function my hand placement is fairly random so each time I'm working the muscle slightly differently. What this does is really makes me think about how the muscle works as you really can't just go through the motions here. . Want a challenge? Do this! . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #AdaptToPerform #wheelchair #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairlife #paralympics #disabled #spinalcordinjury #getstrong #quadriplegic #paraplegic #paralysed #paralyzed #weighttraining #liftingweights #buildingmuscle #liftheavy #weights #lifting #disabledfitness #wheelchairrugby #wheelchairbasketball #gymaddict #bodybuilding #muscle at Poole, Dorset

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2 days ago

Mix it up! It can be easy to get stuck into patterns and lose track of where you are going, so that why every so often I like to mix it up and throw some challenges into the mix! . This exercise is great for just that. Lighter than I usually go with overhead press but due to the way the weight is distributed it's really challenging my shoulders to keep stable. Something I'd never get from dumbbells! . This makes the joint stronger and more able to survive a potential injury. So many exercises you can change slightly to add complexity and get better results πŸ‘ . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #wheelchair #getstrong #buildingmuscle #gymfit #gymmotivation #liftingweights #variation #fitnesstrends #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslife #gyms at Poole, Dorset

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3 days ago

Tell me about yourself in the comments! . I know for sure I have some pretty awesome followers doing some pretty awesome things, but I don't know all of you and you might not know each other. So let's share! . Looking forward to hearing about you! . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #AdaptToPerform #wheelchair #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairlife #paralympics #disabled #spinalcordinjury #getstrong #quadriplegic #paraplegic #paralysed #paralyzed #weighttraining #liftingweights #buildingmuscle #liftheavy #weights #lifting #disabledfitness #wheelchairrugby #wheelchairbasketball #gymaddict #bodybuilding #muscle at Poole, Dorset

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6 days ago

Ok so I think it's time to reveal what I'm going to be up to this summer. I've been invited to go to Bali! And not just for holiday but for an amazing experience. . So with the charities Regain, Bali Sports Foundation and Brunel university I'm heading out to Indonesia to help support disabled people in the region by the power of sport. . I, like many of you following me, am extremely privileged to live in a country that supports disabled people in such a big way. But this isn't the case everywhere, often shut away and forgotten about, disabled people there aren't given the same opportunities we are. . So hopefully by going there we can help with the powerful tool that is sports, not only changing the lives of disabled people but showing people that they can be a important part of the community. . I'm super privileged to be asked to join in this and couldn't turn down this opportunity, not only is it an amazingly beautiful part of the world but exactly the type of work I try to do with AdaptToPerform (just more hands on) . You'll see wayyyy too much information when I'm out there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but hopefully it'll further help my goals . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #AdaptToPerform #wheelchair #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairlife #paralympics #disabled #spinalcordinjury #getstrong #quadriplegic #paraplegic #paralysed #paralyzed #weighttraining #liftingweights #buildingmuscle #liftheavy #weights #lifting #disabledfitness #wheelchairrugby #wheelchairbasketball #gymaddict #bodybuilding #muscle at Bali

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7 days ago

So today I went to my old wheelchair rugby club to have a catch-up and see what's happening. Of course they twisted my arm to get me back in for a bit but I took it relatively easy. Nice to see my fitness is still there if I'm not just a little rusty with the tactical side. . I'll be popping in when I can but I have too many other things on my plate that require focus! Do you do a sport of any kind? . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #wheelchair #wheelchairrugby #disability #disabled #fitnessmotivation #muscle #getstrong #trainhard at Poole, Dorset

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8 days ago

So I'm healed and better (thank you for your kind words) and had a great day speaking in front of people about my experiences and how I deal with this life I've been given. Which I love (if you want me to speak with your group I'm available!) . Plus I'm currently booking some very exciting adventures that I'll share very soon! . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #AdaptToPerform #wheelchair #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairlife #paralympics #disabled #spinalcordinjury #getstrong #quadriplegic #paraplegic #paralysed #paralyzed #weighttraining #liftingweights #buildingmuscle #liftheavy #weights #lifting #disabledfitness #wheelchairrugby #wheelchairbasketball #gymaddict #bodybuilding #muscle at Poole, Dorset

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10 days ago

This is such a great exercise that's very underused in the gym. This works the upper back helping you to sit up taller with less rounded shoulders. It's really an exercise you'll have to go very light on to complete but you'll soon feel the benefits. . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #AdaptToPerform #wheelchair #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairlife #paralympics #disabled #spinalcordinjury #getstrong #quadriplegic #paraplegic #paralysed #paralyzed #weighttraining #liftingweights #buildingmuscle #liftheavy #weights #lifting #disabledfitness #wheelchairrugby #wheelchairbasketball #gymaddict #bodybuilding #muscle at Poole, Dorset

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11 days ago

Change the game, don't let it change you. Either accept your fate or go out and do your thing on your terms . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #AdaptToPerform #wheelchair #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairlife #paralympics #disabled #spinalcordinjury #getstrong #quadriplegic #paraplegic #paralysed #paralyzed #weighttraining #liftingweights #buildingmuscle #liftheavy #weights #lifting #disabledfitness #wheelchairrugby #wheelchairbasketball #gymaddict #bodybuilding #muscle at Branksome Park

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12 days ago

Workout like no-one is watching. See that face? That's what's actually happening when I'm exercising. No fancy posing, no top off, no perfectly done hair just plain and simple hard work. . Because I'm not in the gym to impress the next person or post things in insta for self gratification. No I do it for self improvement and to help you guys see what is possible. . Alice asked me when taking this 'why is your face like that?' because that's just what came out when I'm focused on my training. . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #AdaptToPerform #wheelchair #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairlife #paralympics #disabled #spinalcordinjury #getstrong #quadriplegic #paraplegic #paralysed #paralyzed #weighttraining #liftingweights #buildingmuscle #liftheavy #weights #lifting #disabledfitness #wheelchairrugby #wheelchairbasketball #gymaddict #bodybuilding #muscle at Weybridge

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13 days ago

FOCUS on what you're doing. Too often we don't live in the moment and worry about not getting things done in the future but all that does is distracts us from the present and a sure fire way to get nothing done. . We see it all the time in the gym with people on their phones in the gym. Too busy catching up on social media and not putting in the work, then wondering why we're not getting results. FOCUS on what you're doing and you'll smash it (your phone will still be there later πŸ˜‹) . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #focus #focusonyourself #getstrong #buildingmuscle #mondaymotivation #muscle #gymmotivation #fitnessmotivation #wheelchair #spinalcordinjury #disabled at Poole, Dorset

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15 days ago

Transfers are an important part of my independence. Doing them allows me to have less care day to day. One of the main reasons why I train so hard in the gym. Independence. Any questions about transfers please ask below! . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . Also go check my YouTube for the latest episode of the podcast it's a good one! . . . . . #getstrong #buildingmuscle #spinalcordinjuryawareness #wheelchair #disabled #gymmotivation #fitnessmotivation at Poole, Dorset

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16 days ago

Push your limits πŸ’ͺ that's how you find out who you really are. . So this post is a little later than I usually do but I wanted to ask you to go check out my latest YouTube video (link in bio) it's a clip from my podcast talking about dating as a disabled man. I'm sure you'd love it! . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #AdaptToPerform #wheelchair #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairlife #paralympics #disabled #spinalcordinjury #getstrong #quadriplegic #paraplegic #paralysed #paralyzed #weighttraining #liftingweights #buildingmuscle #liftheavy #weights #lifting #disabledfitness #wheelchairrugby #wheelchairbasketball #gymaddict #bodybuilding #muscle at Poole, Dorset

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17 days ago

Treat exercise like your job. What do I mean by that? Well working is something we must do in order to make money to pay to live our lives the way we want to (sacrificing some time to improve our situation) sometimes we might not want to go to work for whatever reason but we make ourselves go despite that. . Now for exercise we aren't earning money but we are investing in ourselves, both physically and mentally. Earning more quality years on our lives. That's why we need to treat it like work, not something we can do but something we must do. . But like work the true beauty in exercise is doing something you love. Whether that be running, gym, sports etc there's an endless amount of possibilities out there. So it doesn't feel like a job but a lifestyle. . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #fitnessmotivation #gymmotivation #trainhard #getstrong #buildingmuscle #wheelchair #spinalcordinjury #muscle #disability #disabled at Poole, Dorset

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18 days ago

Do what others say you can't. So you guys that follow me know there's not really anything that stops me doing what I want to do in life. Especially my disability, but, I often come across people who doubt me due to my disability. . But that only fuels my fire. Proving people wrong is great fun but also important. We all know not to judge a book by it's cover but we as a whole we so often do! As I society we need to see people for who they are not their look. . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #AdaptToPerform #wheelchair #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairlife #paralympics #disabled #spinalcordinjury #getstrong #quadriplegic #paraplegic #paralysed #paralyzed #weighttraining #liftingweights #buildingmuscle #liftheavy #weights #lifting #disabledfitness #wheelchairrugby #wheelchairbasketball #gymaddict #bodybuilding #muscle at Poole, Dorset

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20 days ago

So after my shenanigans this morning (check out my latest YouTube video for information on that) let's get back to the good stuff πŸ’ͺ . Transfering on and off machines is important for my training. Why use these machines when I can just get the same results from just cables and free weights? . Well firstly, variation! I like to change things up all the time because I enjoy doing different things 😊 Second I feel on some machines they support me in just the right way that allows me to lift heavier and safer! And finally I like to show you guys what is possible out there, so that you can try these things for yourself! . So go try it out! . Your friendly neighborhood quadriplegic Ben 🀟 . . . . . #wheelchair #spinalcordinjury #disability #disabled #fitnessmotivation #getstrong #muscle #weighttraining #gymmotivation #wellness at Poole, Dorset

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