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
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?
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
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
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
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
As highlighted in my first post in the #ukinlockdown series, one of my goals to maintain a sense of normality was to try and adapt my workouts so they are near enough to what I normally do at the gym. This business as usual approach, personally I think is the best approach to help with … Continue reading 5 Tips to Make Your Home Workout Harder!
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?
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…
Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for October2020: 6 Ways to Level Up Your Wellbeing Have a look at this Infographic I put together with some tips to make feel better. It is particularly important during these challenging times that we find … Continue reading New Posts: October 2020
Recently I wrote a post responding to the rather ridiculous article titled Dear Men: Please Stop Working Out (which to note, the original has now been deleted). This was written by "Journalist Katie" with the rather weak argument that physical fitness in men was responsible for so called "Toxic Masculinity". I never expected my response … Continue reading Dear Men: Please Keep Working Out
Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for September 2020: 7 Tips to Manage Your Weight Loss Goal Following on from my post Are You Struggling Counting Calories? Try This…, please find some more tips to help you manage weight loss. I discuss … Continue reading New Posts: September 2020