I wanted to be Arnold…


Arnold was my child hood hero!

The 80’s was my era as a kid/young teenager, it was THE golden age of all action movies, & I grew up watching Schwarzenegger, Stallone, & Van Damme all doing their thing.

Commando, Rambo, Terminator, Rocky, Predator, The Running Man, Over the Top, Cobra & Bloodsport….I watched them all until my VHS wore out!

I wanted to be Arnold.


I still remember getting my first set of weights from Argos and doing endless curls in my bedroom.

I also admit to drinking raw eggs (or should I say attempting to)after watching Rocky!

Looking back it’s a bit cheesy now, but we ALL need inspiration at times in our lives, not just as kids or impressionable young teenagers.

Ask yourself:

Are you currently inspired?

Do you know what actually inspires you?

Does the environment in which you train inspire you?

Do the people around you inspire you?

If not, perhaps it’s time for a change?

Tristan ‘I’ll be back’ Buttle.

P.S –What’s your favourite 80s action movie?


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