Interview with injured serviceman Corrie Mapp

He was injured in Afghanistan on January 31st 2010 by an Improvised explosive (IED) and subsequently became a double amputee.

He now takes part in five different sports and of those competes in two of them at elite level. His sports are Para-Bobsleigh, Sitting Volleyball, Cricket, golf and track. He is currently ranked #2 in the world at Para-Bob.

Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 5: Best 3 Cardio Tips

In the final part of this 5 part series on strength and conditioning for leg amputees, we will be considering cardio. This is going to vary according to your impairment and how you can use the equipment in the gym. The best way to lose weight and improve your cardiovascular system (heart and lungs) is… Continue reading Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 5: Best 3 Cardio Tips

Best 3 Sport Nutrition Tips

Hydration: Before, during and after training and throughout the day.   There is no scientific proof that we need to consume  2 litres or 8 glasses a day of water to keep hydrated during the day. Those 2 litres are without even considering exercise – you can lose up to a  litre of water during exercise.… Continue reading Best 3 Sport Nutrition Tips

What’s Your Story: Disability Sport 

This blog is about how disability sport has impacted on my life.   My story starts off a little differently to most other disabled athletes, I was born with a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia of the left leg. I first started out at an Able-bodied swimming club whilst I was living in S.H.A.P.E, Belgium.… Continue reading What’s Your Story: Disability Sport