Roger Bannister on Breaking New Grounds

Roger Bannister was a middle distance runner, most well known for being the first person to run the first sub-four minute mile in 1954. This was something not thought to be possible by sportswriters. Once Roger reached this milestone, something changed from the breakthrough, and he was soon followed by a number of top class … Continue reading Roger Bannister on Breaking New Grounds

Rep Ranges for Gym Goals (Infographic)

A mistake many beginners make when they start in the gym is applying the wrong rep ranges for their intended goals. For example: I've seen people wanting to look 'ripped', yet how they train is more appropriate for someone looking to increase their 1 rep max. Enjoy this infographic I have put together to simply … Continue reading Rep Ranges for Gym Goals (Infographic)

What Are You Grateful For?

Have you seen my No Complaining Challenge yet? Because many are calling 2020 a ‘bad’ year, this seemed like an ideal time to challenge my readers not to complain for the next three weeks. Check it out! In today's post I want to look at gratitude. When times are hard, you may say: “What is … Continue reading What Are You Grateful For?

Manifesto Reinvented

When I first started this blog, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing… In some ways I still don’t know… But I do know I’m better at this, than when I first started… And that’s what you want in life, isn’t it?... Origins… Originally a space to keep accountable to my goals, Perfect … Continue reading Manifesto Reinvented

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

4 elements to understand change (Infographic)

I recently wrote a new article for Tribe Media all about a formula that helps you understand why change happens. It's a useful skill to understand the basics of change management in both our personal and professional life and I wanted to share the highlights from my writing here in this infographic. 4 elements to … Continue reading 4 elements to understand change (Infographic)

I took the Eric Thomas ‘No sleep’ advice literally, here’s what happened…

When I first started setting goals I used to pump myself listening to YouTube motivational porn like this... Fantastic motivator to pump you up for doing something (as long as you don't fall in the trap of consuming more videos). Something which always peaked my curiosity was a sound bite from a motivational speaker … Continue reading I took the Eric Thomas ‘No sleep’ advice literally, here’s what happened…

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

Be the best you

I wanted to write a post today to ask a simple question: Are you being the best you? Are there things you are unsatisfied with, yet you don’t do anything about it? You tell yourself you’ll do something ‘later’, but not tonight because today has been a ‘hard day’ and you just want to just … Continue reading Be the best you

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

How far we’ve come…

Reflection is a beneficial practice. Taking the time to sit down to examine your progress and achievements is useful for realising how far you’ve come. You’ll feel a growing sense of gratitude, when you recognise all the things in your life you have. It’s a powerful feeling knowing a lot of things you have now … Continue reading How far we’ve come…

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