Don’t Be Last

Deep within the island of Raasay, a bunch of rag tag civilians with something to prove are being “beasted” in a range of challenges by a group of men dressed head to toe in black. You might wonder what is going on, but this is just a filming of the British TV show SAS: Who … Continue reading Don’t Be Last

New Posts: June 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for June 2020: What is Your Mantra? All about how a personal mantra I look at everyday is used as an affirmation to help inspire and motivate me to get results. What is your mantra? >> … Continue reading New Posts: June 2020

5 Rules to Fitness Success

Are you someone who looks around for: the "best" routines/workouts? always seeks exercises for most "effective" results? consumes lots of new ideas and thinking from the fitness industry, but sees little results? Fitness success isn't as complex as you think. Whether it's maintaining a good diet or a gym routine to achieve the goal you … Continue reading 5 Rules to Fitness Success

Out of the Zone…

It has been over two months since the UK government ordered a lockdown, advising citizens to stay at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus. This has meant people having to work from home, without access to seeing friends, family, loved ones… And more importantly a total shut-down of all gyms in the country. This … Continue reading Out of the Zone…

New Posts: May 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for May 2020: The Gym Dad In this post I share an anecdote illustrating the challenge of keeping fit and healthy, alongside fatherhood and how we all have the option to choose our priorities. >> Fatherhood … Continue reading New Posts: May 2020

7 of the Greatest Life Lessons Everyone Should Follow

It was my birthday last month. As I get another year closer to death, here are the seven most important lessons from my life (so far): Prioritise getting your own life in order first, before you try to help anyone else I’m a massive advocate that if you haven’t sorted yourself out first, you have … Continue reading 7 of the Greatest Life Lessons Everyone Should Follow

Clear, Persistent and Strong

2019 blessed me with the most productive year in the gym. This was down to: ✅Determination ✅Clarity of Vision ✅Routine ✅Persistence ✅Continued learning Determination: Towards the end of 2018 I was at an organisation away day, where as an icebreaker I had to share an interesting fact. On the spot I blurted out I’d become … Continue reading Clear, Persistent and Strong

Keep your sanity in COVID-19 isolation

This week lockdown was announced in the UK, meaning more time spent at home. Today's post give some advice to protect your mental health, wellbeing and sanity during COVID-19. Avoid speculation and suspicious sources Social media is full of bleak conspiracy theories, speculation and erroneous information – in this time don’t use it to seek … Continue reading Keep your sanity in COVID-19 isolation

Simple home bodyweight workout

Well folks, Coronavirus has now resulted in gyms in the UK finally being shutdown. I knew this week my gym sessions were on borrowed time - everytime I had a workout I pushed myself like there was no tomorrow, so to speak, but it still hurt when the government finally shut my temple down. The … Continue reading Simple home bodyweight workout

The long game

Recently I was engaged in an interesting conversation with a young gym goer around his dissatisfaction with his progress. There’d been good beginner gains during in his first year, but was now at a point of stagnation where progress suddenly wasn’t so visible. He was obsessed with getting bigger, but muscle growth takes time – with his youthful impatience … Continue reading The long game

Power cleans: the explosive lift you must try

Power cleans: the explosive lift you must try Last year was one of making fantastic gains in my strength training, Toward the final part of the year I reflected on areas where specific improvements could be made, so I decided to mix-up my routine with a few select additional lifts with the intention: support strength … Continue reading Power cleans: the explosive lift you must try

4 tricks to take control of your emotions

4 tricks to take control of your emotions Emotions drive humans in our experiences - it can be the difference between finding joy and happiness, to frustration and anger in a situation. Yet most people let emotion dictate their lives reacting on impulses to anger and being quick to tell themselves negative thoughts. Want to … Continue reading 4 tricks to take control of your emotions