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

Digital Consumption Dilemma

The age of digital media has shifted how we consume almost everything. From sex to texts, everything can be had at the push of a button. Most worrying though, is the unhealthy obsessions and addictions that have been formed from this instant gratification culture. Multimillion dollar corporations have cleverly designed & engineered a variety of … Continue reading Digital Consumption Dilemma

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

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

Goals to look after your wellbeing

Goals to look after your wellbeing One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. A lack of ambition creates the feeling of hopelessness of not having a purpose in life. Although mental health can be complex actions can be taken and having goals can … Continue reading Goals to look after your wellbeing

Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod

Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod The self-improvement movement encourages men to better themselves - this is all wrong as we will never be happy because we will never reach our full potential. This includes the negative expectation to stay physically healthy and go to the gym.  This is not good as it … Continue reading Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod

120kg squat (Part 2)

Less than a week after I talked about my effort to do a  120kg squat, for one proper rep (i.e not cheating by quarter squatting)   I achieved it! It took months and much longer than expected but I did it! Despite going to the gym for over 15 years it was one of those moments where … Continue reading 120kg squat (Part 2)

Enjoy the journey

Upon undertaking the journey of self-improvement an individual typically finds they go through three stages of emotions in the quest to live a more fulfilling life. Elation When a decision to self-improve is made, one commits to deliberate effort addressing what they want in life; typically this comes in the form of setting goals and … Continue reading Enjoy the journey