Perfect Manifesto Highlights: May, 2021

Welcome to the Perfect Manifesto post highlights for May 2021. If you've been reading for a while you may know that I'm an admirer of strongman competitions - the ability to lift up a range of heavy objects is something that always inspires me to keep picking up the weights at the gym and made … Continue reading Perfect Manifesto Highlights: May, 2021

Perfect Manifesto Highlights: April, 2021

Welcome to the Perfect Manifesto post highlights for April, 2021. When lock down relaxed (again)... This month has seen lock down restrictions relaxed in the United Kingdom. I've taken the opportunity to get out more - going back to the gym and having days out with the family. Because I've not been on social media, … Continue reading Perfect Manifesto Highlights: April, 2021

The Essential Home Workers Morning Routine

In another episode of “Lessons Coronavirus Lockdown Taught Me…” this week, I focus on the importance of a morning routine.  Yes, if you’ve been reading blogs for a while, you’ve probably seen hundreds of takes on a good morning routine, usually involving nice platitudes like taking time for positive self-talk, gratitude, meditate, but these often … Continue reading The Essential Home Workers Morning Routine

How Confident People Stay Motivated

"How do confident people produce motivation from within?" When people procrastinate on a goal they are working towards, something they commonly ask is  “How do I find more motivation to complete this work?”   Having to find motivation seems like the wrong approach when you are talking about something you want to do.  It is also … Continue reading How Confident People Stay Motivated

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…

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

Old habits die hard

As a new chapter begins in my journey of being a father to two children, a week has gone so quickly. A goal I vowed to follow was to not let this wonderful change stop me indulging in my old habits - writing and hitting the gym. It goes without saving, having a child is … Continue reading Old habits die hard

Building habits to last: the path to success

Building habits to last: the path to success Habits - it's something that dominates self-improvement thinking. The internet is full of research and opinion on building habits.  The fascination ultimately comes down to the fact that it can be the difference between success and failure (or if you want to get dramatic -  life and … Continue reading Building habits to last: the path to success

The fit father

Prior to the birth of my little girl, I spoke to a work colleague how I would fit my gym routine around my soon to be changing life. "Oh you won't have time for all that anymore," they said in an almost self-satisfied manner. The gym has been part of my life for over 15 … Continue reading The fit father

Focus on routine

If you want to see improvement in your life, the most essential thing that you need to do is ensure you stick to a regular routine "The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine" Mike Murdock One of my biggest mistakes with training at the gym is that I constantly would change … Continue reading Focus on routine

The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Bench Press

Please see a continuation of my top 10 weight exercises: where I give my opinion on some of my favourite exercises that have been a staple of my gym routine for many years. I have a very traditional and basic attitude to weight training - you won't see gimmicky exercises or "Wolverine Workouts" here.  If … Continue reading The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Bench Press