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

Just let go

The original intention Perfect Manifesto was a way for me to track and be accountable for my goals – especially for the big, long term ones. My biggest vision was career progression, notably my aspiration to fight up the ranks and be a Project Manager in my company by March 2022. This was no mere … Continue reading Just let go

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

Happy New Year! Now here is why you won’t achieve your resolution…

Happy New Year! Now here is why you won't achieve your resolution... 1st January, the time of year when things feel samey after the merriments of the holiday season. The New Year hangover kicks in, and I'm not talking about the one caused by drink, but the feeling of nothing happening, nothing changing... The month … Continue reading Happy New Year! Now here is why you won’t achieve your resolution…

Tracking and achieving small goals

Tracking and achieving small goals I have a little blue book.  This is used to log small and what you might call insignificant goals - little day-to-day must do tasks one always has a habit putting off to pursue more exciting things. The book is priceless for the peace of mind it creates not having … Continue reading Tracking and achieving small goals

Busy lives

Busy lives An excuse people always use not to invest in themselves is that their lives are “too busy”, but what are they doing with their time? People say they are busy, but yet it’s normal routine for them to mindlessly scroll through TV channels looking for entertainment for the evening to fill the void. … Continue reading Busy lives

One small, positive step…

One small, positive step… One positive change to your daily routine is a powerful thing. If you spend one minute a day doing something to make your life better, that’s over six hours a year. If you followed this path for for another nine years, you would have spent sixty hours investing in a positive … Continue reading One small, positive step…

A life without gain

A life without gain Many people are content to operate their life like a twig in the ocean, going with the flow to see where each ‘wave’ takes them. This was my life occasionally enjoying the occasional victories, but without having defined objectives, I couldn’t utilise them and was unable to achieve my desires. To … Continue reading A life without gain

Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them *repost*

Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them *repost* Let's say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die. Before reading on, take a minute to think about what those things would be. Done it? Okay I will … Continue reading Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them *repost*