Repetition Penalty

It pays to be a winner. This has been a phrase used by Bernard. He has utilized it the entire time we have worked together. With many aspects going into the phrase. It helps activate one of the most important concepts needed in training, focus. When the mind begins to wonder inside the gym or … More Repetition Penalty

Tennis Ball Bounce

The time had arrived to move on from the lacrosse ball in our bouncing exercise. Life had found me beginning to play tennis regularly. That play gave Bernard a couple new ideas for our sessions. One was starting to work with the tennis ball in my hands. It was going to be a more challenging … More Tennis Ball Bounce

Lacrosse Ball Bounce

Catching any type of object in my hand is challenging. Especially in my left hand, which seems more impacted by CP. One of the goals of Bernard has been to work on hand dexterity. Working on not only the left, but right hand as well. It has also been important to work with each hand … More Lacrosse Ball Bounce

Heavier Exercise Ball

We have been throwing different size exercise balls lately. Tossing them against a trampoline in a movement we call rebounding. The exercise also involves practice with targeting. The trampoline rebounds the ball back to me, where I’m required to make the catch. The ball then gets thrown back against the trampoline, repeating the cycle. For … More Heavier Exercise Ball

Side Step Up

In my view, the movement felt like coming from one side. We worked on it earlier in this week. An exercise I had not done in almost two years. Stepping up onto a platform about two feet off the ground. The platform I was stepping onto might have been a couple feet in diameter and … More Side Step Up


The word has been attached to my thoughts. The thoughts going through my mind daily. Being different has always carried a negative connotation in my cognitive stream. If something was out of the norm, it often seemed to be wrong. Though being different can also be something positive. A person might be exceptionally skilled in … More Different

Taking A Spill

Jacobs ladder has been a piece of exercise equipment used for cardio work. The ladder also helps with coordination and balance. Jacobs ladder is exactly what you are thinking. It is a never-ending ladder. Climbing onto the ladder causes the rungs to move under your feet. Set at an approximate forty-five-degree angle. The concept involves … More Taking A Spill

The Window

Having cerebral palsy has been described as looking through a window at the world. Living with some degree of separation inside every situation encountered. The portion of separation from a typically developed world can vary. Sometimes, feeling far removed from the situation transpiring in the window. Other times, feeling close to experience the things other … More The Window