My name is Dan Highcock and I am a Paralympian and pro wheelchair basketball player.
Welcome to zero assistance resistance training!
Before I tell you my story I would just like to share an old African proverb with you:
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”
This is how I want to run this webpage, working together with you guys, helping and educating you on the way it is my belief that it is more important to know why we do what we do in terms of training and nutrition than it is actually doing it. When you fully understand the reasons behind certain things then life becomes a whole lot easier.
For me having the discipline and mind-set to go and push yourself to your absolute limits, way out of your comfort zone is great preparation for anything that life throws at you. When you feel like giving up, you don’t, you keep pushing on and come out stronger on the other side!
I had a motor bike accident at the age of 5, destroying my hip and pelvis leaving me with a condition called “avascular necrosis” of the hip, this condition gets worse with age.
Doctors and surgeons alike told my mother that I would never walk again and I was in hospital for well over 6 months and then at home in a full body plaster cast for a further few months.
Some of my earliest memories were being in school in my wheelchair and watching all the other kids playing football, playing around and having fun. I wanted to do the same but couldn’t.
I remember trying to stand up and take steps around the chair at home holding on to the side when my mum went out of the room…this was and still is my mentality…screw what people say I can’t do…if I want to do it I am going to do it!
This progressed into me using an exercise bike after school when I was 13 years old, telling my mother that I was involved in after school clubs as she would have gone crazy if she would have found out!
Very quickly my leg got stronger and started to develop and this was around the same time I started to play wheelchair basketball. In my chosen sport I have failed and been knocked down more times than I care to remember but I still have goals to achieve which is what keeps me going and every time I come out the other side I learn a little more about myself and this strengthens my character.
Alongside helping you guys with training and the latest nutritional information and a whole other host of things in this site I want to create a positive, inspirational and motivational energy that you all can feed off to create a better well-being.
It’s time to take control and get out of your comfort zone. Take no notice of the people that say you can’t….get rid of that negativity. People are intrinsically against change, its human nature. I’m here to help you make that change. Things won’t be easy and it will get tough but embrace the challenge and remember…there is no shortcut to any place worth going!
Just to finish up here is one of my favourite quotes from Mark Twain:
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great”
If any of you guys have enjoyed the ZART programme so far but are ready to take it to the next step and get a more personal, bespoke training & nutrition plan then my premium 1-1 coaching service is the way to go!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to book your free consultation.