Welcome To The Next Phase

M.S.T. Manchester Soft Tissue Therapy & Exercise Rehabilitation is live!

It’s been an emotional roller-coaster coming from somebody who is rubbish on computers, but I’ve finally got there.

I’ve ditched the Cleaver Fit (See my post below as of why) and am progressing forward under a new name and brand.

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The True 1%…What It Really Means…What It Really Stands For #DEEP

The True 1% is now the performance side of my soft tissue clinic.

It stands for whatever you want it to stand for, you choose, I’ll let you run wild with it.

It started as a manifestation of empowerment, both mentally and physically.

It started after working with a marine a few years ago who said to me “Lee…you are the true 1%” and it stuck.

I’m doing this post because athough it can be, whatever you choose it to be, it’s kind of deep and does mean alot to me and quite a few others.

Most people tend to go in straight away as thinking it means being better than everybody else.

I see why they could think that, but it couldn’t be any further away from the truth, which is why I’m going to break it down.

I’ve made so many stupid mistakes in life on my path to becoming a man, I’ve been out of control and off the rails in the past, so believe me, I couldn’t claim to be better than anybody else.

I can’t hold my head any higher than you reading this right now, I don’t need, or want to.

I couldn’t care less about how you look, the colour of your skin, your sexuality, where you come from, who you know, or what you represent.

What I’ve learnt in life is, just try to be a human being, try to be the best possible one that you can be, try to be, you, for yourself and the others around you.

Live life attempting positivity every single day, they say it cannot be done, but it can, I attempt it myself on a daily basis, while still passionately standing up for what I believe in and dealing with life, I see many others doing the same.

Nobody is perfect but I realised that we have a duty to ourselves, to others and the sanctity of our minds, to live in the most realistic prosperity possible.

I allow it all to mean whatever you want it to mean, because, I guess, it’s been the same for me too.

The true 1% has been there with me as I’ve matured, grown, seen, learnt, evolved, experienced.

It’s meanings, connotations, agenda and representations, have changed across the years and can vary depending on how I choose to perceive them.

Thats the beauty, to me, as it’s a piece of my heart, a piece of me and my life.

When I first took it on and ran with it, it was all about taking group and individual fitness past the level anybody else believed they could ever get to.

True 1%…taking it to places that 99% of people would tell you that you will never be able to see.

I guess that still stands, but now in a much more advanced manner, so it could still mean that to me now.

It then evolved into specific functionality and performance, meaning true 1%…when 99% of the health and fitness industry is about aesthetics, modelling, supplements, equipment, drugs and vanity, this stands for being yourself, whoever that is, whoever you wanted it to be in your heart, allowing you to wake up the next day mentally and physiologically stronger to do so.

I guess that still stands too, so it can mean that to me as well.

From there I became a soft tissue specialist and movement analyst at the highest level in that industry.

I say the next bit with no arrogance as I could write you a list of a million and one things I’m absolutely terrible at, but it just is what it is, the truth.

I do things in a way now that, when it comes to health…fitness…mobility…movement…performance…exercise…motivation…physical & mental wellbeing…injury and rehabilitation…I’ve just left 99% of personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, soft tissue specialists and alike, behind.
I’ve more than earnt the right to say that and I don’t care about being the best of anybody but my own self, I’m constantly learning and growing so that’s another meaning of it all to me.

It’s pride of turning my life around when not many people thought I would.

The whole time it had an underlying meaning that I never use to speak about, some got it, some didn’t, it still has got that underlying meaning.

As I said before it represents my belief system, it represents those that are constantly trying to be that good, positive, happy person, which is not always easy!

Doesn’t have to be anything major.

The true 1%…The person that stops to help somebody in need on the way to work and takes the bollocking for being late on the chin, with a smile on their face, putting their head down and showing the boss maximum effort after it.

The true 1%…The person that goes without, misses out, or gets inconvenienced one time to see others enjoy and be happy.

The person that smiles and radiates positivity to others, picking them all up, while deep down they themselves are having a bad day.

The true 1%…A single mother or father attempting qualifications to better their families life while working or having no job to support themselves.

The true 1%…Somebody who consistently, publicly stands up to all of the force fed bullshit and what they logically and critically believe in, no matter what the crowd has to say.

The people who stop and take the time out to speak to the lonely, people in war torn countries, people giving aid…the list could go on and on from small things to big things.

It’s just about giving back and being prepared to put yourself second sometimes, while still maintaining control and dominance of your own life.

It can mean so many things, to so many people depending on how deep they are prepared, or want to go with it.

It wasn’t created to make money or for a specific target audience, although it is a part of a business.

It was created because it was a feeling, one that actually stood for something, that gave many different types of people the credit they deserved from many different backgrounds, for many different reasons.

It’s something I’m proud to say has given people hope and I have testimonial after testimonial to back that up.

I’ll tell you this though, and perhaps the deepest…

If you truly ask me what it means to me and I know you, I’ll sit there and tell you it means being alive, but it means being at ease with life firstly.

I have to tell you that because I just can’t escape it, it means it whether it’s trying to or not, but the real beauty is in the fool proof mantra that it offers.

Stop looking for perfection, stop looking for everything to be so picturesque and filtered, start being a human, which means you are never going to be fully there, you can never reach that 100…you are only ever going to achieve 99%, if that, no matter who you are.

The 1% stands for the deepest darkest crevices of our minds, the areas that 99% of people aren’t prepared to talk about publicly.

The 1% of us, that’s a part, of all of us.

That percentage that’s always going to be there, no matter how strong, resilient, intelligent or good we are, or try to be.

The percentage that makes us all a little crazy sometimes, that brings us our own unique personal complexities, questions, issues, doubts and fears, entities that need addressing as part of the natural course of life.

There is no perfect life…no perfect wife…husband…relationship…family…representation etc etc…you are what you are and no matter how perfect a person may be, there will always be that part inside that just isn’t fully “normal.”

There are far too many unanswered questions in life and with inquisitiveness and curiousity being staples of natural evolution, there will always be a small part in the mind, no matter how complete we feel or say we are.

So next time you look in the mirror and you are having a bad day, smile, it’s normal, it’s healthy!

#WHATADAYTOBEALIVE

#TRUE1%

Marshmello Concert “Hol tight the Slushii…hol tight” 😂😂

 

Start the post on a positive…wow…the steady shot or whatever it’s called on Sony cameras is just on a crazy level.

I was recording, skanking and jumping during this set and it minimised it amazingly!

Now on to the crux of this epilogue…

Marshmello…family…you absolutely, well and truly mugged me and my Mrs off like a right pair of knob eds last night.

It is what it is and for me you call a spade, a spade, you took the piss mate.

We saw you at Leeds festival this year and it was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen in my life, genuinely, as a show it blew my mind.

I even rate it up there strangely enough maybe for people to hear, with Cher, live at Ceasar’s palace in Las Vegas, which was the best all round musical experience I’ve ever witnessed.

 

I respect and give my time to music of any genre, you can’t say you actually love it I feel, unless you are prepared to do the same.

I haven’t got room in this post to explain who I am, but if anybody wants to know, just scroll down a click or two and you’ll see my 6000 word dossier on what I’m about, but that’s totally irrelevant.

Marshmello is much bigger than me, touching a lot more people, which is an amazing thing, he should be proud of his achievements.

I wouldn’t stand in the rain for half an hour getting pissed wet through, if I didn’t want to see an artist rock a room and if he didn’t bring some form of positive betterment to my life or my day.

 

The tickets to the so called Marshmello concert, that were promoted, as a Marshmello concert, were bought for my birthday, not that it matters.

We’ve literally just got back from travelling around the untouched gems of Indonesia, cramming about 2 months worth into 19 days.

It was crazy because at the end we were on a pretty much untouched, undeveloped island, only reachable by boat, with no cars, no bikes and barely any electricity, a place called Gili Meno.

We sat going crazy at a bar come restaurant come beach hut, as one of his mixes played, as we skanked to the tropical vibes.

I started to dance so one of the lads turned it up and came over elated to tell me he was a massive Marshmello fan and it was his Cd.

We explained how as soon as we got back, we were off to see the show and the guy was in genuine awe of us.

We only had a couple of days left before we came home which was sad, but hearing that mix, we were excited coming home rejuvenated, unwound and going straight to rave out at Marshmello!

To get another taste of that set we experienced at Leeds.

 

I’m a grown man, I’m not a boy, I’ve been to more raves than the majority of people reading this have had hot dinners and I know the script, I get how they work.

Where we’re you bro?

Show said 9pm -3am…doors close at 10.30…We fucked it off in the end at 2.55Am when you still hadn’t shown up.

May I add we were two of the only people in there in the whole place not gurning out of our faces on class A’s or an excess of alcohol.

I don’t touch drugs or alcohol and neither does she, which makes us no better than the people that do, but, it does mean we were two of very few people in that room who had genuinely turned up, as ourselves, to pay respect to your musicality and witness your talent, completely sober, coherent and intact with reality and what was going on around us.

No ulterior motive, in any way, shape or form, came there to see you and that’s why we were there.

 

Till 3 o clock in the bleeding morning we were waiting…no drink…no drugs…up since 7 am grafting, hustling and she’s back on it at 8.30 am again.

3 o’clock in the morning, do you know what that looks like when you are sober in a rave 😂!?

Yet we were still positive, still loving life, still happy.

Your boy Slushii SMASHED IT and you owe him a big thank you, he made it an amazing night.

I felt sorry for the kid, because he gave us his heart and soul, he gave us more than that to cover up the fact you weren’t there.

He had to end such an amazing set apologising and begging the crowd to be cool with it all.

99% of people in the venue wouldn’t have been compos mentis enough to have even seen or noticed that.

 

He made up for you not being there, he even made up for 3 hours of some dude who basically played the same drum loop over and over again, with slightly altered bass patterns and instrumentals over the top.

It was so blatant how hard they were all trying to disguise the fact there was no main feature act, the one everybody had paid to see.

Slushii’s set went on so long that he had almost started to do the Marshmello set himself.

By the time he finished, even the most hardcore had seen their finest hour that night.

I know that the reason mello didn’t show till like 4am was because he was flying from Prague and had problems at customs, but that’s not how I roll, how I get down or what I’m ever prepared to stand behind.

What the fuck you doing in Prague when you’re packing out a venue in Manchester for 35 quid a ticket at the same time son?

Sort it out mate.

If I ran my business on those type of logistics I’d be in deep shit, I wouldn’t get away with that.

You’re just lucky the majority of people in there who left, still thought they saw you perform on a magical dancing unicorn dragon cross breed and the ones who stayed after 3am, didn’t even know where they were by that time anyway.

That is the definition of a complete let down and absolute flop.

I’d let it slide if it wasn’t obvious there was a higher probability of it happening than not.

I’d let it slide if it was promoted more as an all round show, with you as a little feature, but it wasn’t, it was promoted as all about you, your concert, your show, coming to rock Manchester with 2 supporting acts.

The amount of people I saw with your helmet, tees and hoodies…who didn’t even make it to see you.

You owe the people of Manchester that turned up and stuck it out til the end of the concert to wait for you an big apology and a free set.

You turned up, yes, but well, well after it had finished and believe me squire…you deserved to turn up to an empty hall.

The time you got there to perform was having a complete laugh, especially for grown folks, with grown folk lives, who just wanted to hear your set live.

I wish you nothing but prosperity, success and happiness, but when somebody takes the piss, you can’t just stand back, others might but if I did that type of thing with my clients I’d be ashamed.

You should be ashamed, especially as somebody who bangs on about how fake and glossed over the music industry is now.

You are a complete joker for getting down in that way and offering no apology out there.

 

Next time let us all know which shows are going to take preference for you, let us know which one you are bothered about the most, which one you care about most and which one you are going to put most of your efforts into.

That way we will know whether we are wasting our time getting our hopes up or not.

You stood behind a product that didn’t do what it said on the tin.

Can’t stand shit like that, especially when I’m believing in it.

 

All I can say is again, thank you to the boy Slushii because he smashed it…absolutely smashed it and made it an amazing worthwhile night.

 

I Used To Be A “Bodybuilder”…Before I Grew Up…Maybe You Should Too

Without a shadow of a doubt…one of the absolute…realest things you read today.

Over 6000 words and maybe your waste of time to read them, who knows?

Alas I continue….

Running a clinic that fixes broken people and makes professional athletes, better professional athletes, I find dealing with the whole bodybuilding and aesthetic body image topics, very difficult.

I come at it with clinical and logical reasoning but more importantly, deep, personal experience.

Get your crash helmets ready my friends, because I’m about to probably offend and bewilder a few people here, without ever trying or wanting to, for nothing more than the greater good.

I’m certain that my opinion is more valid, honest, heartfelt and pure than 99% could ever begin to offer you.

DISCLAIMER…I’m not just talking about bodybuilding and bodybuilders here, I’m talking about it all, this aesthetic lifestyle the world is being force-fed down it’s throat.

I’m talking about the way the aesthetics, the modelling, health, beauty, cosmetic, fashion, celebrity and fitness industries are together as a collective, as a combined whole in 99% of instances, in this day and age.

What they do and what they really are.

It’s all one big industry now, it’s all the same thing, merged into a sprawling covenant of lies, dressed up and packaged to whichever target audience is being sought out.

You can’t separate them, the lines have been so blurred that they need each other to survive and exist.

It’s not just them it’s about us…

This post also applies to any man or woman obsessing or worrying about that perfect body, that perfect image, look, shape, size, status, representation or life.

My aim is not to hurt any feelings, it’s to try and help, because I genuinely care, because, somebody needs to have the balls to say it.

Believe me, if you did what I did on a daily basis and saw, what I saw, then you would know that this is one of the most prevalent things that needs to be spoken about and discussed in general society today, especially for the next generation, as it’s only going to get worse and worse, at such a rapid rate even I underestimated it.

It’s a global form of terrorism that few can seem to see.

I honestly believe that the majority can, but it’s much deeper than that.

Terrorism!?…!?…!?!?!?…….!!!!!!!?!!????!?!!!!

It may not be political, although we see it all consistently influences politics, as even that’s now like watching an episode of Jerry Springer or The Jersey Shore these days.

It’s all about being a celebrity, being noticed, talked about, fake, larger than life, a character and nothing, to do with, politics?

There might not be anybody blowing things up, flying planes into buildings, stabbing, or shooting, but there are people still dying over all of this, on a daily basis, both mentally and physically.

Many of you reading will call that extreme to say within itself, but I would suggest to those people they actually stopped for a second to critically think and look at just how many outlets and avenues those representations I mentioned above, together, amalgamated, as one, as dominant factors and driving forces in society, create for an increased chance of mortality on a human being.

An increased chance, much earlier than necessary, especially if you do not exhibit control.

I find it hard to not see things this way, because these days I’m about the experiences, the evidence, the cold hard facts, the science.

I have to be about all of those, for my job.

It’s not something you really want to dwell on thinking about, at all, but still, you can’t allow yourself to be foolish enough to not be aware of the fact that each time you wake up, there are far, far more things that could kill us in an instance, let alone over a prolonged period of time, than there ever could be beneficial outlets that kept us alive.

It’s kind of obvious to be honest, as realistically, logically, we are absolutely miniscule, irrelevant and unimportant in comparison to nature and the continued natural existence of the world etc.

So to think that the increased likelihood of mortality from these outlets is being far fetched, I suggest you look around you in general.

Take yourself out of the dream and see how vital it is, to look after yourself.

Some people were just going to go and it was their time, when it was their time, yes, maybe, probably, that’s life, but a lot of people through all of these different criss crossed social ideologies and representations are winding that clock unnecessarily forward, at a staggering rate.

You physically can’t tell me they aren’t, or they can’t, because I’ve been guilty of it more times than the majority of you reading this post have in the past, I’ve seen it, experienced it, been a part of it all, lived it.

The full explanation of avenues, causes, reasons, probability and exacerbation of the increased chances of mortality caused by these unrealistic socially imbedded industries, are far too wide and varied to fully decipher or begin to try and explain in a blog post.

Not only far too wide and varied, but also in a lot of instances, undiscovered.

It’s all there if you are prepared to sit down and spend the time analysing and questioning it all.

Just think about this…and this is pretty crazy for me to be able to give just one simple, basic example, which blows every doubt you may have about that statement, completely out of the water.

I don’t actually need to explain it, to prove it, all I have to say is that, we most definitely, obviously, honestly, blatantly, live in a society that takes away and detracts from our natural, human, physiological functionality in almost every area we have, it’s unquestionable, you can’t physically argue that point, you would be absolutely blind to do so.

So what more evidence do we need?

We don’t even need to break it down, do we?

Now…

Most importantly perhaps, I feel, is the most sadistic form of that terrorism, the constant mental variation, the constant mental and cognitive torture, the psychological bullying.

These industries together, put the minds of so many people, on a global scale in this day and age, into what many if they were being honest could only describe as hell and constant sympathetic arousal.

You many be pulling a face about that, but that’s what I get told behind closed doors, most days.

That can be worse than death, it is worse than death if you’re never going to snap out of it, or escape it, if you are going to live that way day in day out, second by second.

I’d take dying any day, over a life of that.

It’s literally, like living through constant torture, constant mental and neuromuscular anguish, constant pain.

The brain and the nervous system can be more complex and cruel than many in society are prepared to learn about, or are prepared to admit to themselves or anybody else.

You can very easily be a billionaire, living in a mind that creates a much worse quality of life, than a bloke with no money, with just enough for him and his family to survive, in a third world country, who’s content with life.

Where you live and what you have doesn’t even come into it, as long as you have enough to survive.

Just go look at the stats on anxiety, stress disorders and paranoia levels from kids, teenagers, all they way up to flipping 60 year olds in this day and age and tell me there isn’t a major problem. (And that’s only the stats from the people who have actually come forward about their issues)

Go and look at the stats, on how many different categorised versions of anxiety now exist and for what reasons those categorisations were invented and tell me we haven’t got a problem.

Look at all of the nonbiological mental health problems plaguing society in every class system, every sex, every age, every walk of life.

Look at the sheer amount of happy pills that are getting produced and dished out.

Go to the mental health sector and ask them if the actual quality of life inside of people’s minds is getting better and better across society.

The representation of life has evolved so far from what is natural that there is bound to be some form of malfunction at some point, one that we will all need to address, if we want to progress, it’s just inevitable.

It would happen if life was more natural and realistic, it’s normal, so what do you expect when it’s gone this way!

Please do not be naive enough to say that something that I guarantee is either affecting you or somebody close that you have contact with on a daily basis, right now, that is affecting people mentally and physically, in so many negative ways, world wide, from so many different angles of cumulative propaganda, is not a form of terrorism, manipulation and control.

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It’s going to be hard to truly express and quantify this post as I have dedicated the last 11 years to this type of thing and within that time I’ve been privileged and lucky enough to see, learn and experience a few things.

I’ve hustled and struggled my way through the game, on my own, trying to grow from all of my mistakes.

That’s why these days I’m paid to help a varied demographic of people through many different musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems, in a private, one on one clinic, or out in the field as a soft tissue specialist, movement analyst and performance coach.

It’s not that I know it all, I don’t, far from it, we are always consistently learning, evolving, developing and growing, but this type of topic falls within my area of expertise, it falls upon a subsection and part of what I specialise in and a part of what I get paid to do.

This isn’t just a random blog post.

With this especially, I’ve been there, done that, worn the flipping T-shirt.

You too have experiences within you’re endeavours that transcend generic expertise, that I do not understand myself, we all have them and I am always prepared to analyse, compare and contrast your logic on those that you specialise in.

If you can show me that 2+2 makes 4…then 2+2…makes…4…and I accept it, every single time.

So let’s please just get a few things straight before I start addressing the subsections that need addressing, before anybody starts going mad at me and getting emotional and upset over this…

I’m actually the guy that male and female bodybuilders/aesthetic gym trainers/models/gym goers etc etc…go to when they mess themselves up in the end, when they finally realise that they need help and have never really had a clue about the human body.

I’m the guy they trust when they admit they haven’t discovered anything about biotensegrity,  physiology or true movement on their path chasing a distorted ideology, because I’ve been there myself in the past.

I show them respect when they realise that what they do is a manifestation of a deeper, much bigger problem.

A problem they need help with.

If a person or establishment approaches me to work with them…then I do…again…it’s my job…and a part of what I’m passionate about and live for, it’s nothing special, I’m just simply telling you how it is and how it pans out the majority of times on this subject matter.

This is what usually causes the biggest problem…

If you do bodybuilding/modelling/aesthetics, fashion etc etc, if you focus on the way you look, if you promote the way you look or concern yourself with how people view you, your life and your choices…then…you aren’t in shape, at all, you’re unfit physically but most importantly and dangerously…mentally.

The body does not work properly without the mind, it always has to start there I’m afraid, as it’s the driver controlling that steering wheel across the bumps in the road.

You’ve bought into the hype, found your defence mechanism and you’re currently in a bad way.

You’ve either allowed yourself to become manipulated into thinking you are a beacon of motivation, setting the example for yourself and everybody else to follow.

Allowed yourself through media and a vast array of social propaganda to believe that you are the embodiment of fitness, life, success, strength, winning, prosperity, wellbeing or health.

Or…you’ve just been suckered into thinking you are actually helping people by being a part of it.

It’s pretty delusional to be honest, any of it, all of it.

It really is when you break it down on a cellular level, and again, I had to break it down many a time and rationalise it myself.

If you focus on aesthetics and the way you look and they are your primary concern, then you are literally, the absolute, complete, polar opposite of fit and healthy, I need you to understand that.

They are the complete, opposite, in almost so many ways it’s mind blowing.

They have absolutely nothing to do with fitness, health, happiness, mental health, wellbeing, self discovery or positive longevity and you really are in trouble if you can’t see any of that.

It’s not a path you want to be on if you are looking for homeostasis, calm and prosperity in life.

That is said, again, not to offend, but to get you to see what’s actually going on.

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Most of what I do now involves the neuromuscular connection, deals with how the brain and the nervous system work in unison with the body.

I’m so lucky, more than I ever imagined, because I’m one of the few people who actually gets to have real human conversations and interactions these days, in a private setting, in a world full of filters, lies and papered over cracks, behind closed doors, when all defences are down.

I get told the things, in confidence, under the guise of professionalism and data protection, that people don’t know how to tell their husbands, their wives, sisters, brothers, friends, acquaintances or colleagues.

Double edged sword…

It’s a gift, yet such a curse, as consistently on a daily basis I get to see, hear, feel and experience the real world and you begin to see that it’s nothing like the front 99% of people are putting up now socially, dominantly.

You start to see that not many truly talk about their deepest feelings and beliefs in the open, within general society nowadays and it’s understandable why.

Most people are scared shitless of doing so and the majority are inventing or following blind representations to hide or try and find who they really are, or to feel accepted and part of something.

Thats why we have so many carbon copies walking around from an array of different subsections and categories, conforming to whatever it is they have been suckered into thinking is their “Acceptable normality.”

I’ll tell you this…honestly…believe me…it’s usually the biggest…the baddest…the hardest…toughest…most popular…”beautiful”….men and women…that cry when they get to shut the world out with me in a clinic. (Not to say everybody cries, but when they do, alot of the time, it’s the ones you would never expect and I never judge them, we’ve all been there in some way if we have the balls to be honest)

Before I delve any deeper with this topic…

If you disagree with me on it, no matter how professional you are, that’s ok with me, I respect that and I honestly respect you.

All I ask is that if you want to disagree, or you want to debate what I say, then let’s do it.

Let’s do it, but it needs to be done publicly, in front of an audience or live in some manner, in real time, for the real world to see and hear us talk and interact as humans.

This is something I know more people need to understand and I already know there isn’t a single person in the world that could actually fully discredit my points, as I’ve lived this for too long, too many times to be so wrong.

2…plus…2…makes…4.

I have the access to many platforms and stages to talk on and can provide you crystal clear microphones to speak and get your point of view across.

I am prepared to sit there in complete silence allowing you to talk, I will listen to every single last one of your points, in full, making notes on every single one and on the rarity that you changed my opinion, I would admit being wrong to the entire audience, apologising sincerely to both you and them.

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I gave up on bodybuilding about 4/5 years ago when I grew up, when I realised it was a clinical psycological condition, that needed eradicating.

I got into it at 20, when I was immature, naive, just finishing puberty and didn’t understand the world, my emotions were all over the place, I didn’t know who I was and was open to be manipulated.

I’m 31 now, I’m a grown man.

I can tell you for certain that the manipulative type of conventions and representations from these type of outlets, absolutely chew up and spit people out.

They attack those who have private issues within their minds, like we all have, each and every single one of us at some point in our lives.

They are masquerading as many different positive and enticing entities, while striking the people who are lost, precariously selecting individuals who are trying everything within their power to run away from those issues and put up a front, instead of dealing with the real fundamental route causes of their problems.

Perhaps even more severe, alarming, reckless and hazardous, is how they attack people who aren’t even running away at all.

People who think they have found their way, people who just want to help and just don’t know any better, or people who just need an answer to a question in life they do not understand how to overcome, one which is causing some form of mental dysfunction or self doubt.

That dysfunction, you guessed it, yes, again, that is going to happen to each and every single last one of us at some point, as there are many questions we will not have the answers to in life, it’s the stimulus for growth that breaks so many of us if we are not careful, so I need you to see that we are all susceptible.

Even if you think I’m a mad man, just trust me, take a leap of faith and start drumming this in to your kids heads, because there is a wave coming that 99% of future parents cannot see and are not going to be able to handle if things carry on going the way they are going.

Think about it…logically…please.

As soon as people hide behind all of this bullshit it suddenly becomes acceptable, it becomes something of substance and if you can’t already see that, then let me wake you up to another fact…

99% of modern day Western society obsesseses about the way they look and how they are viewed, much, much more than any proper tangible, viable problem that could and needs to be fixed in the real world.

It’s how they sell us so much pointless shit and so many pointless beliefs and ideologies we don’t need, by attacking our minds.

It has poisoned even 3rd world countries and alike…

I’ve just come back from travelling Indonesia, the small, undeveloped, beautifully untouched islands and you can see the American dream starting to poison those now.

Each place in the world has their own problems, but I’m talking about the ones on my side of the world.

Society is totally brainwashed into thinking things like bodybuilding, physique modelling, modelling, fashion, celebrity lifestyle and aesthetic social notoriety are “normal,” beneficial, positive, good, reliable, honourable outlets to have.

Things that only a demigod or goddess could do, something to be admired, something of achievement, substance, fame and valor.

It’s honestly a joke.

I mean…honestly…just look at them now…all in their millions across that social media going on like they have just finished open heart surgery, like they have just performed CPR on a drowning child, just cured aids, cancer, world poverty and hunger, in one selfie, all because they have a pair of biceps, a sexy arse, flat stomach, big tits, pretty face or just did a few squats.

Like it actually has any significance in the real world!?

Like the human body and mind don’t crave exercise no matter who you are, like it isn’t an evolutionary trait?

I was bad when I was a part of it, but never this bad, I still had a pure message, I just wanted to help myself and others, but instead was just completely blinded, tricked, bamboozled and cohersed into thinking I was creating a positive outlet, when I wasn’t, at all.

What this is….is just…something else all together and it’s rapidly getting bigger and bigger and it’s becoming the norm.

The people in charge and at the forefront of health, fitness and wellbeing are in it for themselves, not for you.

Those that are in it for you, have the smallest voices because all they have to sell you, is your own self and your own actions.

People’s lives are their own and I advise you to always do what your heart beats for no matter what anybody says, but when somebody can see so many fundamental flaws in the name of caring, sometimes, it’s just time to at least question.

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Think about it…think about…this.

Who dominates health, wellbeing and fitness…when you are turning to it in need of help…who are you going to 99% of times…bodybuilders…fitness models…models…celebrities…”personal trainers”…steroid abusers…drug addicts…charlatans…medical drug pushers…supplement and pyramid sellers.

It’s not the people who are selling you yourself, people like me are all blocked off by the conglomerates and social masses, it’s the people who are trying to sell you them and their lifestyle who prevail.

The people trying to sell you their company and it’s marketing tools, trying to sell you the magic pills, powders and potions along with god knows what other product, service or ideology.

It’s congested with people and companies who are raping and pillaging your minds, your bodies and your bank accounts, for their gain, for their betterment.

You, him, her, I, we don’t get a look in.

Let me break down 99% of the modern day bodybuilders, Facebook celebs, Instagram models, fitness celebs and all the other bullshit artists out here today.

They physically can’t walk past a mirror without either obsessing, fixating, posing, checking themselves out, flexing, or bigging themselves up, while at the same time deep down actually constantly putting themselves down.

They spend the vast majority of their day obsessing about how they and other people look, with a constant need for attention, acceptance and approval from others, or a need to be told they look amazing, are an inspiration and are good enough to exist.

They have a constant need to show off their body, be dominant, looked at and told they are bigger, better, sexier, stronger, fitter or more dominant than the “normal” person, or the person they actually truly feel like inside, behind all of the fronts.

They can’t go out without looking like a female street walker or male gigolo selling their flesh, because they feel inadequate if people can’t see or make out their body, their beauty, their sexiness and “amazing achievements,”

They become nothing more than an aesthetic representation, nothing but a piece of meat, losing track of everything important and beneficial in life, descending into madness as the body runs it’s natural cause of decay into their older years.

They dangerously and frantically obsess about body fat percentage and food, while placing those insecurities upon every single other person who they inspire, even though they have no real knowledge, background or experience of true physiological nutrition and how the human body actually functions, exists and survives.

They obsess about food to the nth degree and go through stages of extreme restriction, then uncontrollable binging, while trying to pass all of those insecurities to other people, while trying to pass them off as the normal, acceptable, beneficial, everyday thing to do.

They suffer mood swings and depressive outbursts over the way they look and what they ate, some times it’s elation, over the top fulfilment and joy, some days it’s just not anywhere near good enough and life is suddenly descending into chaos.

They frantically search and buy into any blag, trick or method out there they feel could make them that little bit better, even if they don’t work, wasted their time and money, could kill or adversely affect them.

They spend most of their time taking silly, pointless, dangerous, unnecessary, mass produced, bashed up supplements, available in snake oil shops, sold by snake oil salesman, that they have no clue about, or they take an array of different drugs and hormones that could very easily kill or mess them up in the end, yet, still promote it all as positive to everybody else and the “norm.”

They can’t stop these days flaunting their lives in over dramatised fake scenarios, premeditated situations and poses, posting online about being real, about how amazing they are and how much of an inspiration their body and lifestyle is.

They follow the crowd, they follow whatever is acceptable within their category or target audience to stay popular and relevant and would sell their souls for a shot at fame. Would sell you for a shot!

They step on stages and get pictures taken, desperate to be told they are good enough by a person or people they don’t even know, desperate to be told that what they were doing was right and something people looked up to, desperate for a following online to tell them that they were the man, or the woman and that what they were doing in life was worth it.

Like my picture…like my picture…like my picture…please.

They are deluded enough to think they are part of a specialist privelidged community that stands out higher in society, that are actually helping and benefitting people, while missing or not caring about the fact they are crushing themselves and alot of others around them mentally.

They spend their life doing something most actually know deep down tears them apart, breaks them down and tires them, yet, would still approach the lost and naive in the hope of getting them to do it.

They either see what they are part of and don’t care, or even scarier, they haven’t got a clue themselves.

They know nothing about true nutrition, true movement, true exercise, true anatomy or physiology, yet they spend their lives bombarding people with information about nutrition, movement, exercise, anatomy and physiology.

They take every single serious issue in the world, then decide to focus on solely themselves and even crazier, the way they look, while getting everybody else to do the same, while disguising it as fitness positivity and health.

They trick you into the insecurity of believing that everybody who does not see the positivity in their endeavours…is a hater!

They get away with the fact that most “fit,” in shape healthy, real, women that are looked up to nowadays, have fake tits, fake arses, cosmetic surgery, starvation, filters, photo editors and chemical compounds to look the way they do.

The men are just as bad, using filters, chemical compounds, cosmetic surgery, starvation and distortion to name just a few.

It’s like a drug…it’s an unhealthy addiction…it’s like crack.

Coke heads offer you coke at parties…don’t they?

They don’t say…”Stay off this shit, it’s bad for you, it can wreck your life, mess you up, take your soul, kill you or risk your health.”

They don’t even seem to see or accept cocaine, is crack, just a chopped up, bashed up, less purer version.

They put a spin on it because the white powderd version is more socially dominant and accepted.

They offer it people socially because it makes them feel better about their own stupidity and if the room is doing it with them, it’s not as obvious at face value, that they are doing it to hide from real life.

They do it to hide from their insecurities and psycological problems.

Or they are too blind and stupid to see the problem in the first place.

It’s the same thing…it’s…a…front…a front that creates a CNS response.

Bodybuilding, aesthetics, modelling etc are not for those in control of their lives.

Not for those that want to critically think, yet it is so hard for any of us now to avoid.

You become the odd one out if you don’t believe in this modern day filter we have over the natural world.

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This lifestyle is spreading like a virus and becoming the norm, meaning in this day and age it’s starting to affect the minds of general society, even the intelligent.

It’s too mainstream to not talk about now.

It’s going to rip the next generation to shreds, because it’s embedded within our tapestry of life, unless we stand and step up.

It’s always been there, throughout history, it’s just now they have the technology and the parameters in place to implement it fully and successfully on a mass scale.

It is affecting the young and the older at a staggering rate.

How many 40/50 year old women you met, who obsess unhealthily about younger women now, who are running around frantically going on about their bingo wings, their tits, stomachs, arses, bodies, look, dress sense, make up, hair, nails, lips, eyebrows, tan, social representation and if the world still finds them sexy or attractive…no matter how beautiful they are!?

The majority of 16 year olds…20 year olds…30 year olds…are no different!

Thats why 99% of people look or act the same!

Like there isn’t any real world, grown up problems to be focusing on?

How many men do you see at 40/50 now obsessing about getting abs, or arms?

I want the 6 pack, give me the 6pack…how do I build more muscle…it’s not working!

How many men do you meet who say they don’t care about their body, but the second they get in a room with somebody in shape, they get jealous and insecure like little boys.

How many grown men, don’t feel like men, don’t act like men and are told they aren’t men unless they look like a super hero or have constant alpha male dominance, no matter how intelligent they are, or how much they bring to the table?

We’ve got a majority of grown men and women who never feel good enough, who are always focusing on aesthetics, social representation and how other people view them, who don’t see the eloquence of their minds and unique individuality, who, are the same people, in charge of the younger generation.

How many young yooooung women you met now sticking botox in their lips, head and arse, looking absolutely alien to real human beings, looking like a Bo Selecta mask, when they were already beautiful in the first place, at crazily young ages.

How many of them painting clown faces on themselves to hide from the real world, obsessing about every inch of their body.

Kerry from down the road, who spends every week partying and drinking and can’t bare to look at her face without makeup on, is qualified now in only  2 weeks to do botox on 18 year kids and naive impressionable young women!

They can get it done down their local shopping centre now, after the nails.

Sounds like a really responsible society we are living in?

Women of every demographic keep popping up with botoxed this and that, it’s the current rage, each to their own, but I question how many physically and psychologically, genuinely needed it.

How many young 16-18 year old lads jabbing steroids and buying pointless supplements because they aren’t big enough, hard enough, swoll enough. man enough, ripped enough, sexy enough.

Jimmy from down the street who spends his weekend coked up, shagging birds and wanting bigger biceps to make him look harder, is giving these kids and impressionable young men, hormones and hormone advice.

How many men in general jabbing steroids and even botox in themselves now?

How many everyday men and women think they are social media models now, inviting thousands of random people into their fake glossed over, premeditated life?

How many going under having to keep up that facade..forever.

How many young 10/11 year old kids now obsessing about how they look, their weight, their bodies, their social status and aesthetic image instead of playing outside, kicking balls, riding bikes, getting muddy and dancing under the street lights.

11 year old kids I meet nowadays all have grown folk problems, it’s fuckin crazy, 12 year old girls in make up wearing clothes they see from social representations that they don’t even realise are sexualised and provocative.

Parents unable to say or do anything because they don’t want their kid to be the odd one out…to get bullied, or more like, the parents are part of it themselves!

How many people hate their jobs, their lives and their existence, all because they are constantly told they are boring and mundane if they aren’t a celebrity, rock star, movie star, sports star, model, sex symbol or rich.

Where you think all this type of stuff comes from?

It comes from a society deluded enough to allow aesthetics, fashion and this bodybuilding/cosmetic/celebrity propaganda to prevail.

I’ve met more than I haven’t, I’ve had it chew me up and I was very close to starting steroids.

Nobody is safe unless you put the effort in to consciously staying away from it all.

It’s funny because I’ll have many people reading this probably pissed off because I’ve hit a nerve…because i’m in the deepest part of the crevices of their mind right now, and it’s like I know them…isn’t it!?

They will resent me…and this post…but a couple years down the line they’ll end up searching for my clinic, searching for me, asking for my help and I’ll welcome them with open arms.

I’m always here for you.

The sad thing…the really sad thing…is that 99% will never have the strength to admit what I’m saying, so the lies and the distortion will continue.

I’m going to leave it there…I’m not going into any more detail as I could genuinely still be writing in a years time and not have even scratched the surface of what I know, what I’ve seen and what I’ve experienced.

Think to yourself…did I just write over 6000 words on this…very easily…because I know nothing about it?

You aren’t going to change 99% of people but you have the opportunity to affect that 1% so if the others don’t like it…fuck em.

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To my colleagues and fellow professionals…

I love and respect you all, but if any of you don’t like that type of language in the clinical, professional world, if it offends you and you think it’s unprofessional, then please, do me a huge, gigantic, monumental, massive favour…

grow up.

I’m not in work now, this is my space, my blog, my thoughts, my feelings as an individual, away from work, as a singular human being.

You have taken the time out of your life to search for it and read it.

It’s there only because you wanted to know if it was there, you could have just carried on about your life as normal.

You have chosen to hear my inner most feelings, so if what I say and the way I say it is an outlet for concern, may I suggest you go see the world, go live.

Thats the reason we can’t seem to help people in this day and age, because we spend more time faffing about on employment rules, red tape, unrealistic representation, uniforms and etiquette than we do being actual human beings.

Go to Ghana…go to Haiti…go to Aleppo…go to places like that…they will all tell you if the things that hurt you the most today, were my few language slips…or my view on bodybuilding/aesthetics/society…then…damn…you ain’t half got it good!

Escape the norm, disturb the paradigm, you’re going to be dead one day…live it!

This is bigger than yours or my clinic.

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LIVING…NOT WAITING FOR IT TO PASS BY

As a soft tissue specialist, performance coach and movement analyst, I’ve got to tell you guys…

Just been to the best gym in my life…and I’ve trained all over the world, in many different environments.

There was barely any equipment, the equipment wasn’t in the best state, the weights didn’t even seem to be balanced properly if I’m honest…but still…

I’ve NEVER…EVER…trained in an environment like this before…I felt SO alive.

20 min body weight work out in their “gym” and 40 min advanced mobility in an empty yoga studio, factoring in the concept of biotensegrity. (didn’t trust the weights)

It was SOOOO humid…I mean…after all…I am training in a damn rain forest, what did I expect!?

Was a blessing for the rain to actually come down and cool us, as the heat In Bali is pretty intense.

Couldn’t believe we actually found a place to train here, in such an isolated, remote location, so high up, surrounded by real life!

The sound of the rain…the heat…the environment…it created the perfect stimulus to finally start releasing the tension in my over developed hamstrings!

My message to you today…if you are training yourself…

Stay hydrated…stay mobile…and don’t forget how amazing you are!

What…A…Day…To…Be…Alive…My Friends!

Woooooooooo

 

Hello…From…The…Other Side…Realest Thing You Read Today 

 

After over 20 hours travelling from my home city of Manchester, England, to Qatar, then on to Bali, we have finally arrived in the rain forest, on the other side, of the world.

If you know me, then you know, one of my fundamental flaws, is that I live, I breathe, I am, I need, what I do for a living, on a daily basis.

I’m genuinely, one of the very few people you will ever meet in your life, that does what his heart actually beats for, from sunrise, to sunset, day in day out, as their job and career.

I never once, have had anybody even try to begin to disagree with me on that point, even people who love to disagree with me know it’s totally, absolutely, indefinitely impossible to do so!

I say that with a great, great pride, but with no braggadocious arrogance, at all, in any way.

Quite the contrary, im nothing special, at all, I’m just me.

Complex, yet, so simple.

You see, I say fundamentally flawed, as that gift you think I’m about to start boasting about, believe me, can truly be one of the biggest curses that can be placed upon a person.

My perspective and stance on this, you won’t be able to hear, obtain, or get from many people, as it is a very rare lifestyle choice to find in a human being and I’m just being honestly, truly genuine.

Take it in, soak it up, if you are bothered, if you aren’t, well, why have you just wasted your precious time reading so much of this scribble in the first place!?

If you aren’t bothered, then I’m not worth your time, find the words that actually do help and inspire you, trust me, they are out there my friends.

People tell me I’m so lucky for the Way I live life, and I am lucky,  but I’m different, very different.

I may seem lucky, but this 19 day trip to Bali via Qatar and then on to Gili Meno, has been so hard for me to take, so hard.

So hard you wouldn’t even believe me if I told you and quantified it in to an explanation.

What I do, I don’t advise for many, it’s just not healthy for most, it’s just not a path many can handle going down (You too will have paths I myself wouldn’t have the ability to travel)

To do what I do, doesn’t take dedication, drive or determination, it doesn’t take effort, skill or perseverance.

They just, simply, are not at all enough.

Nowhere near enough.

It takes a genuinely crazy, intimidating, sickening, scary, unhealthy, destructive obsession with wanting to help others and create positive change in the world.

An obsession born from making so many mistakes

An obsession that needs to be worked on and controlled otherwise it can and will tear a person apart from the inside out.

I know as I write this…you feel my words, you know, I’m telling you the truth.

It genuinely takes selflessness and the willingness to happily sacrifice your life and your soul for others, to consistently want to evolve, learn, develop and grow for positive betterment.

I don’t take a second off and anybody who knows me, is laughing right now, thinking, “Fuck me, after all these years, is he finally listening to us!?”

Well, I guess, I am?

For any future possible employers…excuse my language, but, it really doesn’t matter and you know it doesn’t, because, in the end, honestly, you’ll need me and my help in your businesses if you want to take it to places the majority never even realised existed.

You’ll approach me regardless if you have any sense, if you have the balls, the heart and I will be happy and honoured to dedicate my time to you and give you my all.

I don’t want time off, I don’t take time off, I’ve never wanted a SECOND OFF from this.

I’m trying to achieve something nobody has ever done before in the history of civilisation, the history of the world and mark my words, I’ll do it…and when I do…I won’t even take the credit for it, I promise you that.

I’ll let somebody else have it while I slip out the back door during the round of applause, pondering my next risk.

I don’t even care about the glory of it all, couldn’t give a shit, the glory is reserved for arse holes that think they are bigger than the world, when none of us are, or ever have been.

What I now realise, is that, sadly, I am only a human being.

I have a nervous system and it was amped up to the max, I was fatigued, battle weary and in serious need of attention.

I’m admitting it, I needed this break more than I ever imagined and if you are part of the 1% that understands this blog post, then it’s more than likely you need one too.

I needed to go somewhere and be around nature, be around real life, real people and the real world.

In England, on the whole, we get the complete polar opposite of that.

Unless you are a blind, distorted, brainwashed follower, obsessed with material bullshit, social hierarchy and status symbols, you tend not to fit in with the masses at all.

I DONT WANT TO FIT IN AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU.

This place is exhilarating…Ubud…Bali…visit it…shows you what real life is about.

Be a human, take that time today to smell the air, to feel that electricity you created , to see both the wonders and the evil of life.

I wish you all nothing but prosperity, happiness, self discovery, contentment and a good life, BUT…

I do, have to issue this warning, to my competition…

Before I left for this trip, my hunger was the hungriest thing you’ve ever seen in your life, I’ve always been prepared to die for, or in the process of my vision and the positivity of my dreams.

Now…right now…as you read this, I’m recharging…I’m resting, regenerating, I’m evolving, stratergising, learning more, becoming a better man, but more importantly I’m totally switching off and relaxing.

Show me positivity, show me love, show me your talents and show me your skills, work with me in positive progressive unison and I will show you the same…I’ll give you my all.

Let’s put our skills together, because I’m genuinely there for you and realise we all have talents, we all have lessons to teach each other.

The problem you are about to encounter if you go against all of that, is you never saw me coming in the first place, I’m holding Blackjack 21 and the wrong move for you is to even think you are in with a successful chance of twisting at this table…it’s bust or fold with that route for you I’m afraid.

Make your choice…I’m more than prepared either way, I was born for this and I truly relish it, you’ll have to stop wayyyyy before I do.

We’ve all got something in common which is a great place to start…we are all playing the same game…it’s called…we’re all gonna die one day…just don’t know when.

If you can’t see that…wake up…step up…grab your balls and stand for something that actually needs standing for.

Don’t do it for you…don’t do it for me…do it for the next generation and the one after that.

The only other option is their mental and physiological slaughter if things carry on the way they are…step up.

The world is bigger than you…bigger than me…if you dont see that already…then…pull your head out your arse.

It’s never too late.

 

WELCOME TO THE TRUE 1%

WHAT A DAY TO BE ALIVE.

MR CLEAVER…OVER…AND OUT…CATCH YOU BACK ON THE OTHER SIDE MY AMAZING FRIENDS.

I TRULY LOVE YOU ALL TO BITS WOOOOOOO!

Personal & Business Motivation – Cleaver Fit is dead…I’m giving up on it…I’m done

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It’s crazy because I never realised just how much of a name I had made for myself and the business across Manchester and I guess, the world!

Somebody once said to me, you know your idea works, when you walk in a room to be told you’re known, by people who you’ve never met before.

That’s where I’m now at, but it’s not what I care about…I just want to give back.

I started off on a mission with Cleaver-Fit and the True 1% and I accomplished it.

I had never, ever promoted the business once, it was all word of mouth and random blog posts.

It wasn’t and isn’t about me, it’s about the people in need of my help.

Just over a year ago I decided to partake in a type of social experiment to create random intrigue on Facebook, and it worked.

I disappeared after the year and my blog traffic has gone pretty crazy ever since.

I detest social media, with a passion, personally,  so the year I went on there, was testing, but still I never ever promoted myself.

I didn’t want followers, didn’t want notoriety, I just had a message.

A message of empowerment.

I put myself, my thoughts and feelings on the line, in a way very few people had ever seen before on a social media platform.

I never sold myself, because what I do, sells itself

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I’m giving up and walking away from Cleaver-Fit because, it’s not who I am anymore and it’s not what I want in life.

I hope its a message to inspire you, if you too,  know deep inside you’ve changed, but the leap of faith seems to be too much.

Be who you are in your heart…and live how it tells you to live.

I’m a Soft Tissue Specialist, qualified to the highest level in the industry.

I have a skill set very rare to find and what I do actually changes lives.

One of the problems I have encountered is that, when you use the word “Fit,” you suddenly become…just like the rest…everybody…suddenly…knows exactly what you are about…can tell you everything about your job and what you do.

You tend to get generalised, pigeon holed, sub-sectioned and conventionalised as being “A fitness dude,” “A gym guy,” “A trainer.” (look at what I’m qualified to do below and you’ll see why I refuse to allow myself to be viewed in that light)

People tend to have made their minds up about you and what you stand for, from just the name alone (That’s because 99% of people associated to these type of industries, give people like me, a terrible representation)

The clinical nature of what I do often gets lost and people think I’m the typical dream seller, peddling pills, powders, potions and 6 week miracle plans.

They then go on my blog and tell me they’re minds have been blown as to what it is I actually do.

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I’m keeping with the true 1% side of things as I truly believe in what it stands for.

That will be the performance element of the business, working with professional athletes and the general public, but Cleaver Fit is no more sadly.

Training/strength and conditioning will still be available through the True1% service buttt…

You are now looking at M.S.T. – Manchester Soft Tissue Therapy & Exercise Rehabilitation.

What I do is clinical and is found, in a clinic.

I fix broken people and make professional athletes, better professional athletes.

I’m currently in the process of launching a website and restructuring everything.

I hope this shows you that even when something succeeds, it doesn’t mean it should stay.

Always look for the next level and this is mine.

If something could be better, then it is as good as broke to me.

I was going to carry on with the same name, the same brand, the same jumpers, t-shirts etc etc, as I offer a service very few others can, but, it’s gone to me, honestly.

I looked at all my hard work, my dedication, perseverance.

I looked at how many times it tried to break me and I still succeeded, never gave up, picked myself back up.

Sometimes it takes a long time to realise that you are capable of more, especially when you are somebody that tries to set the bar higher in the first place.

Never let the fear, or the leap of faith stop you from believing you can keep going further, that there isn’t another life out there for you, one lived on your terms.

When you put your heart and soul into something, it can be the hardest decision you make, to walk away and start fresh again, or change the essence of what you have created.

As long as you can see it, can imagine it working, then go for it.

It doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks, follow your heart if you truly believe in it.

I know this is going to go places Cleaver Fit couldn’t even imagine…I can already see it.

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As founder of M.S.T. I am qualified and accredited at the highest level in the industry, assessed by and trained under Nick Mooney, clinical lead soft tissue therapist of London 2012 Olympic games.

We work with a vast demographic of the general public, all the way up to the highest level of elite sports, movement and performance.

With M.S.T. you receive the full package from start to finish, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, home care, after care, maintenance.

No matter your age, or profession.

We also offer specialist corrective exercise and elite personal training services, with postural analysis, biotensegrity, functionality, mobility and proprioception being at the heart of our ethos.

Most importantly perhaps we understand the importance of a solid, trusted referral network.

It’s not about us, it’s about you.

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What We Specialise In?

  • Postural & Biomechanical Assessment
  • Postural & Biomechanical Correction
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Functional Movement Screening For Performance & Elite Level Sports
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Palpation, Contraindication Assessment & Referral Within A Multi Disciplinary Team
  • Acute, Sub Acute & Chronic Soft Tissue Injury (Muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain, Compensation & Dysfunction Management
  • Performance Soft Tissue & Corrective Rehabilitation For Elite Level Sports
  • Remedial & Sports Massage
  • Advanced Remedial & Sports Massage
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Soft Tissue Release (Transverse & Longitudinally)
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Positional Release/Strain Counter Strain
  • Increasing Parasympathetic Function, Recovery, Cognitive Efficiency & Well Being
  • Corrective Exercise, Movement & Stretching For Rehabilitation & Functionality
  • Elite Personal Training For Health, Fitness, Weight Loss, Strength, Conditioning, Functionality & Field Specific Performance

  • Postural, Rehabilitation & Exercise Classes
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Soft Tissue Therapy is the precise assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain or dysfunction, primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system.(Muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints)

Specialists have a background in and knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, biomechanics and postural analysis, as well as tactile/palpatory and functional movement assessment.

We believe in experience, the experience you receive and the experience we have to offer.

At M.S.T. individuality is key.

We live by the ethos that everybody deserves a personal, specific, individual approach, as no structure, injury, dysfunction or musculoskeletal issue is the same in any case.

You…are the only…you…in the entire world…and to us that’s pretty exhilarating.

We aim to break away from the conventional referral system and offer a personal service where you are more than just a name on a diary, or a set of printed out exercises on a sheet.

A service that is truly there for you from start to finish, supporting, guiding, teaching and preventing further problems.

We offer not only professional qualified experience at the highest level, but also experience from real world endeavors.

You will never be treated by anybody at M.S.T. who has not had some form of rehabilitation needed themselves in the past.

With us we believe that it’s fundamentally key to have been through the process and come out of it the other side, in order to truly be able to connect with, train or properly treat a person.

In any field, you never stop learning, developing, or growing and with each new person brings new skills that help us to consistently evolve.

It is that outlook that has allowed this clinic to be all about the person in need of analysis and treatment, one that you can trust, believe in and rely on.

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How That benefits you

At M.S.T. we are here to help. It would be impossible to list all of the things we actually do, as you’ll probably end up falling asleep on us.

Here are a few examples of what many people may seek us out for assistance with in this clinic.

  • Muscle & Tendon Injury
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Proprioception & Movement Problems
  • Musculoskeletal Pain, Imbalance & Discomfort
  • Fascial Blockages
  • Scar Tissue
  • Tendinitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Advanced Remedial & Sports Massage
  • Fracture Compensation Management
  • Fracture Rehabilitation (Post 8 week unification)
  • Post Operative Compensation Management & Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (In between flare ups)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Disk Problems
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubical Tunnel Syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive Strain
  • Relaxation, Rest, Recovery & Increase In Parasympathetic Function
  • Increase In Cardiovascular Function
  • Increase In Lymphatic Function
  • Increase In Digestive Function
  • Prescribed Home Care
  • Postural Correction
  • Movement & Performance Screening
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Injury Prevention
  • Mental Rehabilitation After An Injury

We are always happy to accept inquiries if what you are looking for has not been listed.

Our background is both extensive and thorough in assessment and if contraindication is presented, we will always advise to not proceed with the treatment, providing the necessary recovery or referring to the relevant professional.

Wayne Rooney Caught Drink Driving With A Mistress – The Real Truth

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I’ve been asked many times in the last four days, have you heard about Wayne Rooney?

Each time, I’ve just said “No.”

If I’m honest though, my truest response each time has wanted to be “Yes, but I don’t care enough to talk about another mans downfalls, I don’t even know the geezer!”

Most of these conversations took place in a professional setting, so I thought best to leave it well alone, as it wasn’t high on my priority of thoughts, or something I felt passionately enough about to have a public debate over.

It was a strange kind of conversation to me though, as there seemed to be a delight I observed in many from getting to be the one to tell me of his awful, atrocious acts. (Not all)

The self righteousness they seemed to relish in while regurgitating the information that mapped the downfall of another human being was almost, saddening.

I know I’m not imagining it, because I didn’t just see it, I felt it, amongst the majority.

How descriptive, well versed and knowledgeable about the topic some seemed to be, was surreal to me.

Some were actually genuinely angered, outraged emotionally by his actions and harboured a feeling of being let down.

It was really eye opening and that may sound strange in itself? Perhaps I’m just out of touch and behind the times?

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I haven’t done a blog post in a while, so I thought I’d throw this rationale out in one.

I guess, I haven’t really ever had faith in this super connected, mass produced, glossy, polished over, marketed world, full of heroes and false prophets, so I haven’t ever had a need to consistently post.

I prefer to write the odd thing that comes from the heart, that I feel truly stands for something tangible and throw them out on the line for people to think about.

Might be wrong, I might be right, but the world still turns none the less.

This allows me to stay away from the “online world” while I guess, still playing a little part in it.

I usually get passed all of the juicy gossip and news second hand off other people in conversation and how important I perceive it to be, concludes whether or not I’ll choose to learn more about the topic or not.

Most times I have to hear about things such as Mr Rooney’s private life, from third parties, because I’m not in the loop on that type of scene.

I hate my mobile phone most of the time and if it’s not needed for work, then I’ve usually not got it on me!

I tried social media, it wasn’t for me in the end, I wasn’t for it and I don’t really have time for television other than for sports.

On this occasion I decided to look further into the Wayne Rooney saga as some of the most breathtaking moments in my life have included him on the pitch and I wanted to know how big it had got.

This isn’t an attempt at a get out of jail free card for Waz, it’s no more than a shortened, broken down, honest view of a current situation, that keeps on coming up in conversation in my life.

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Stop buying into it all…just stop…as quick as you can!

Wayne Rooney, that guy, is NO different to you or I, no different.

He’s not special and he’s not a celebrity, because those don’t really actually exist in the real world.

He’s a regular, everyday, normal man, with some skill, or talent, like we all have, in our own way, in some form or another, who just decided to put more focus, effort, drive and dedication in than 99% of people are prepared to do.

That’s why he stands out from the crowd, that’s why he inspires and is the only reason he is spoken about.

If he didn’t play football, with his drive, you wouldn’t, I wouldn’t, be talking about him.

No matter how intelligent, how skilled, how unique, how driven, or genetically gifted you are, you’re still floored, man or woman, because you’re human.

Before you look at him, look at yourself?

That’s what I do.

Never made a mistake? Never messed anything up? Not got any regrets?

If you answered no to those things, then, to me, you have never truly lived, because woooooo, I KNOW I can say yes yes yes!

You can’t honestly place that type of pressure upon a boy who simply was forced to become a man, in a world where we are given no rule book, unless you are prepared to place that pressure upon yourself?

Are you?

Will you stand up in front of a crowd of millions and show/admit your failures, your mistakes, your fears, complexities, wrong doings, private thoughts and insecurities, for everybody to pick apart, to judge, gang up on and ridicule in front of you?

You strong enough to do that?

Strong enough to survive, endure that?

If you answered no, then is it fair in this instance?

We all have those things that would be shown to the crowd, in some way, at some time in our lives, we’re all human, it’s part of how we have evolved and how we will continue to do so?

Granted there is a moral compass and logical analysis of any act, but lets face it, considering the life he has lived and the effect it has to have had on the body and nervous system, I think his mistakes are pretty humane, and logically, when clinically analysed, I’m sure, in line with a lot of the psychological stressors he has been dealing with, constantly, consistently and regularly, over a heavily, heavily sustained period of time.

Year, after year, after year, after year.

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This is usually the point where sadly, many will have thought the uninformed, blindly distorted, insensitive, unrealistic cliche of…

“Stress, what stress, give me that type of money and I’ll take that type of stress, he doesn’t know stress.”

I’ll tell you this for truth…

The majority of people you ever met in your life, in this day and age, would crash and burn into the biggest flames you ever saw if you just plonked them with Wayne Rooney’s weekly wage and image related income alone.

It would only be a few that could truly deal with it, let alone from 16.

That’s without even beginning to factor in the negative intrinsic and extrinsic psychological and physiological problems that would arise from living his particular life and type of lifestyle?

Not just his particular life and lifestyle in the general sense of his conventional endeavours, as in across the board in professional football, but the unique way his life has played out for him.

The “I’d take that, I’d do that, for that type of money,” with no disrespect intended, is just an apparent naivety of the nervous system, human physiology and a complete lack of understanding of what it is he is actually doing in the first place.

It’s not the publics fault, it’s the glossed over, blind outlook created by the media machine.

“He’s just kicking a ball round a pitch for millions.”

You hear it so, so often in everyday life and that outlook is truly laughable to me.

It has to be broken down to the most cellular of levels and it’s just not, very often at all.

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If you genuinely think you are living Wayne Rooneys life, for over fifteen years straight, without developing a few, if not a lot of major psychological issues or problems along the way, then you truly are uninformed.

YOU…me….WE…aren’t going to be able to live “normal” everyday life without developing a few that either need addressing, or leaving alone to let ruin us, so what chance has he got!?

There isn’t a person on this planet that fully understands life and it is questionable to say that we ever will.

On that basis we enter situations and scenarios of the mind that we don’t understand, that we have no real answers or explanations to offer ourselves.

We’re in the dark trying to find a light switch.

Depending on the amount of stressors being experienced, the severity/perceived severity of those stressors and the unique individual experiencing them, when we can’t understand and can’t find the answer, malfunction can easily occur, in any of us,

That malfunction then manifests into issues, that lead to other issues, that lead to a cycle of dismay.

One that can affect a persons whole world.

I don’t know if he’s in that cycle or out of it, do you?

I feel I’d be pretty mad to expect him not to have made a few mistakes, in fact, I’m pretty shocked he hasn’t made more, especially with the abundance of catalysts he has to do so.

He’s been acting “Erratically,” “Destructively” and has just turned a completely new chapter in his life on top of everything else I’ve already said.

I don’t know if he’s thinking straight, have you always been thinking straight? I’d be lying if I said I had. (I know you would be too)

I don’t know if he’s suffering from depression, I don’t know if he needs help, I don’t know if he has problems or if he doesn’t, I don’t know if he’s truly a bad guy, do you?

That’s the point I’m getting at, I don’t know him, but if I’m going to talk about him, I’m going to go in with an open mind and analyse the logic of everything I can see.

I’m not going to hang him just because I have the opportunity.

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If he has murdered somebody, raped somebody, fiddled with a kiddy, then yes, let’s stand up, let’s make sure something serious gets done, let’s be bothered and make sure that he stands accountable at the highest degree.

But to have something like this splashed across all of the front of the newspapers, top of the search engines, being spoken about all over social media constantly, like he is a demonic evil being who deserves his private life and career being ripped apart, for doing something milllllions of people will be doing over an average couple of days?

Instead of persecuting, why not feel sorry?

Why not see the frequency of how often it happens, why it tends to happen?

Why not show compassion, care, concern, or humility, if you are going to focus so much effort on it?

At least all of that effort may result in some positivity, may result in helping somebody?

Exactly the same problems you go through, so does he.

Things can seem so black and white, but once you truly delve into the crevices of the deepest parts of our minds, our actions, our responses, our beliefs, nothing is just that straight forward.

 

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For example…an example…of generic…life…the norm…without even factoring in he’s…Wayne Rooney…

How do you know his wife doesn’t psychologically bully him? happens every day between spouses at a staggering rate in society, man to woman, woman to man, often gets swept right under the carpet.

How do you know he doesn’t psychologically bully his wife, has realised he does so, has woken up to his mistakes and is finding it hard to live with himself for the things he’s done?

That his actions aren’t a coping mechanism?

You just don’t have a clue, there are far too many parameters for us to even comment unless we sit down in a room with him, one on one and he opens up to us.

I don’t know, I really can’t say, I don’t know what’s going on between them and it’s nothing to do with me, but again if you want to go down the judgment and persecution road, you can’t just look at the surface of his singular, individual human mistakes to define him as the man he is.

There are so many real life issues, we all can encounter, no matter our bank balance.

This guy is living a type of life 99% couldn’t even fathom truly living, give the guy a break!

He messed up, ok, but focus on your own life and mending the things you need to mend, we all have them through our journeys and I’m sure Wayne will be just fine sorting his.

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The best thing about this story to me is…

We live in the type of world where…

There would have been a guy out there, somewhere, guaranteed, lying in bed, with his wife’s sister, smoking a post coital cigarette, watching the story break on tele saying “See, I told you, I’ve said for years that Rooney is a wrong un, I knew I was right.”

There would have been a guy out there who wrote an article on it, absolutely slaughtering and ruining him, snorting cocaine all night, drink driving home under the influence of copious amount of alcohol.

That’s the world we seem to live in…hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil…unless it’s about somebody else?

People tell me it’s different though in these situations, and I ask why?

I cringe when somebody responds to me “He’s a role model though.”

It’s such a generic, get out of jail free answer, that overts the complexities of the subject at hand, overts the natural chaos and order of natural world.

To me It’s an excuse and a cop out people use to not have to critically think.

Don’t get me wrong I understand the influence people can have, but I also understand that ultimately, it was all up to me in the end, it was my judgment, my experiences, my personality, what I have or haven’t been taught, or what I was or wasn’t personally prepared to learn, take on board and put into practice.

I chose to do what I did and the reasons why, may be of a very complex nature.

People can play a part in that, yes, but were they actually the fundamental route cause?

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I feel it’s personally ludicrous to place the pressure on a human being to label them as a messianic role model without their consent or agreement.

If they are a role model to such an extent, then surely, so are you?

If you think that a regular human, with a talent for a sport that’s got media and television coverage, is automatically a role model to every child and adult and should never make a humane mistake, then what is a mother, a father, a brother, sister, aunty, uncle, friend, what are you?

Are you prepared to take on that mantle too, because if you are pushing it on him, then you must be judging him by your own standards?

When people drop the role model bomb, I’m just like cmmmmon mannn, take some damn responsibility, or look in the mirror!

He may have people looking up to him, buttt to me it’s usually a way of shifting blame to somebody else.

A way of holding them to a unrealistic demagogic status to harbour and shoulder the blame for so many shortcomings of others.

If I get caught drink driving tomorrow, it’s not Wayne Rooney’s fault is it!?

If your son or daughter gets caught drink driving tomorrow, then is it Rooney’s fault?

Just look at Football as a sport as a whole, Jesus, on the outside, at face value, it seems like something to get your kid involved in, to support, but where do we even start breaking down the reasons for it not being something of role model standard.

Most people aren’t prepared to see things for what they truly are and that’s coming from somebody who loves football with a passion.

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I’ll end with this, my friends.

I’ve gone into such detail, because it’s abundantly obvious that people, for some reason, really do care.

I really struggle to see how in this day and age, with all the things happening across the world and in our societies, we have time to even ponder such insignificant information.

We’re making a big deal about real life, everyday occurrences, that happen for MANY different reasons and have happened since the dawn of time.

When there’s a big elephant in the room that needs pointing out, the majority get on their phones trying to know more about Wayne or start ranting and raving for a cause that doesn’t even exist.

The opportunity comes to constructively talk about changes that need to be positively made in the world, but the majority tend to run away and hide in stories like this, that’s why they sell.

They aim to give people the moral high ground and judgment, burying their heads in the sand to all of the real problems we face.

That’s why we never seem to be able to sort anything out, because we are so preoccupied with irrelevant, trivial, obvious occurrences.

That kind of stuff is happening secondly across the world, to people that live in your street, work colleagues, friends, family, it’s nothing new, it’s nothing shocking, it’s the bleeding obvious in life.

The guys a footballer, look at his career, look what he has done, look what he achieved, you can’t fault the man in any way shape or form for it, he did his job, he owed you nothing more, nothing.

It’s very easy to shout and heckle from the warmth of the seat of the spectator, but he did his job, beyond his wildest dreams.

He came, he saw, he conquered, he made humane mistakes like all men and women do, his memory will be eternal in football, his private life should be of no concern to you or I.

If it is, then, that’s unhealthy, it needs addressing just like his issues.

Have the best day ever…and concentrate on yourself!

Sitting…On Top Of The World

When I make it to the top of the world…I’m going to just sit there…and dangle my legs off it.
I’m not going to tell anybody…or even make them aware of the fact I made it.

I’m not going to gloat…to boast…show off…take a selfie…or post about it in any way…shape…or form.

I’m going to stay silent within my own mind…my own thoughts…my own pride…and valour…looking down…rejoicing on that beautiful journey…that beautiful struggle I always knew…would provide me what I needed in life.

I’ll harbour love in my heart and a smile on my face…soaking up every square inch of that atmosphere…knowing that I never let anybody beat or keep me down…not even myself or the complexities of my own mind!

I’ll take with me the thought of each and every single person that I’ve ever loved…or has ever looked out for me…in the hope…they made it before I did.

(Mr Cleaver…The last of the mohicans…part of the True 1%)