A Manifesto: Starting Your Fitness Journey

Twenty years ago I was invited to join my workplace football.  This was nothing too serious, just an informal kick around, but by the time I was finished I was coughing up the air trying to gather precious breaths.  Yeah, I was never much of an athlete at school but I didn’t quite realise how … Continue reading A Manifesto: Starting Your Fitness Journey

Strength Standards: How Strong Should I Be?

According to some random Internet tough guy, the strength and fitness standard for being a real man is:  Overhead press x2 your body weight. Bench press x4 smoking hot, Instagram influencers. Squat the weight of a hippo. Deadlift a lorry (for reps). Be able to do more pull-ups than a bearded capuchin monkey on heat. Run a 3 minute mile … Continue reading Strength Standards: How Strong Should I Be?

Does Nobody Walk Anymore?

Then…  The sun was beating down just before the storm came.  I’d recently failed my driving test, and the last thing I wanted to do was have to walk home in the heavy rain  Dressed for the sun, where I lived was miles away, and my t-shirt was already drenched through.  I decided to bail … Continue reading Does Nobody Walk Anymore?

New Posts: January 2021

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Happy New Year! Check out my new post highlights for January 2021: 8 Nice Things You Can Do to Make People Feel Welcome at Your Gym this New Year Online I read an unwelcoming attitude to gym newcomers in January.  This post was … Continue reading New Posts: January 2021

New Posts: December 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. 2020 has now been and gone. Check out my post highlights for the last month of this year: The Magic Pill There are a lot of supplements out there that promise big results. This article shares some experiences of some of the worst … Continue reading New Posts: December 2020

21 Great Punk Workout Songs for 2021

I really like punk rock. The problem is there isn't that many recommendations of great tracks to play when having a workout. So I've compiled a list together - this is based on previous recommendations and also includes lots of other great tracks to inspire and motivate. I've provided a diverse range of songs without … Continue reading 21 Great Punk Workout Songs for 2021

8 Nice Things You Can Do To Make People Feel Welcome At Your Gym This New Year

Happy New Year! For those of you who are regulars at the gym, you probably are warming up to let out a collective sigh in anticipation of the gyms becoming overcrowded as January welcomes the latest cohort of new members inspired to sign-up so that they can get fit and in shape for a new … Continue reading 8 Nice Things You Can Do To Make People Feel Welcome At Your Gym This New Year

Dominate Your 2021 Weight Loss Goals With This Simple Approach To Counting Calories

The New Year is a time for many to take action against the weight they have put on during the last year. Too often these only last for a small period of time, with many resolutions not lasting past January. There are various initiatives such as Dry January which attempt to aspire resolutioners to abstain … Continue reading Dominate Your 2021 Weight Loss Goals With This Simple Approach To Counting Calories

The Magic Pill

What’s the worst supplement you’ve ever had? That’s a really a good question… It could be the amino acids I bought because I read an article in Men’s Health talking how good they are for muscle building. So I went and bought some tablets, but they were too large to swallow and left a horrible … Continue reading The Magic Pill

New Posts: November 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Is it already near the end of 2020? Check out some of the post highlights for November 2020: What Jay and Silient Bob Reboot Teaches About Personal Growth When I was younger, I was a massive fan of the Jay and Silent Bob … Continue reading New Posts: November 2020

What Makes a Good Gym Buddy?

What makes a good gym buddy?... When it comes to training at the gym I’m a lone wolf. I much prefer going alone as it allows me to focus and unwind without distractions. However, if I was looking looking for a good gym buddy, then I would want someone: Who is consistent. Keeps showing up. … Continue reading What Makes a Good Gym Buddy?

#ukinlockdown On the Positive…

This week it was announced the UK would go back into lockdown for a month. Of course this has a lot of implications, the main impact for me (apart from seeing family) is closing down the gym again… This is quite frustrating as this is the second time I’ve got on the verge of breaking … Continue reading #ukinlockdown On the Positive…