I looked like I was wearing a nappy………………


I’ve just got back from a week in the Lake District with my girlfriend and her family friends, we had an amazing time and I would recommend it to anyone!

A week of biking, walking, hiking, relaxing & chilling with one of my favourite people was exactly what I needed.

Part of the trip included the opportunity to go mountain biking, which I agreed to, even though I haven’t rode a bike (as in an actual bike, not spin bike) in a VERY long time, and given that some the guys on the trip were well into biking, I don’t mind admitting I was a bit nervous!

The night before I was advised to borrow some padded shorts to protect the ‘delicate’ parts of the male anatomy……..

Fast forward to the next morning, and there I was, walking a bit strange and feeling like I was wearing a big nappy…

I was questioning whether this was actually necessary, as it seemed a bit overkill in my inexperienced mind….

Oh how wrong I was!!!

After getting about half way around the course, let’s just say I was VERY thankful I had my nappy on!

It’s a unique feeling that only men reading will be able to relate to, but all of sudden the padded shorts made absolute perfect sense!

If you relate this to your health & fitness goals, there is a valuable lesson to be learnt:

>Experience leaves clues…..

If you are unsure about how to tackle your goals or have little experience to draw on in the gym, then seeking advice from an experienced professional will help to you to massively enhance your performance and your results.

Don’t be afraid to ask for advice, and don’t be afraid to embrace something new even if it seems strange like wearing a nappy!

That’s all for today, until the next time

Tristan ‘pampers’ Buttle.

P.S – I’ll be back in touch this week, speak soon.


Are you pissed off?


‘Don’t lose your temper’……

‘Don’t get angry’…..

‘Don’t be aggressive’…..

Most of us have been told or learnt that when we where kid’s its ‘wrong’ to lose our temper or to be aggressive.

However, what few of us are taught is how to channel our anger & in turn use it through an outlet positively & constructively.

If a child is taught to suppress their emotion & anger, where is the outlet for release?

This is the same for adults, if we can tap into our emotions positively & we can utilise them at the correct time, they can help & fuel us, rather than hinder us.
We ALL have times when it’s ‘just one of those days’……….

You can counter this by consciously planning to use all that frustration, anger, & passion that is no doubt building up inside you throughout the day & put it all into your workout…..

I’m here to tell you that it’s ok to get a little bit pissed off when you train!

ESPECIALLY if you are asking yourself to do something you haven’t done before, or you are aiming to push past previous limitations…..

I’ve wrote about the importance of having fun & banter before in the gym, & I still stand by it, 100%……

…….however if like me, you ever have ‘one of those days’, rather than taking it home with you, letting it grow, or taking it out on others, use it! Use that anger & use that drive to do something positive.

Anger and frustration without direction or focus are very negative & will do nothing but bring you further down, but if you learn to use it & apply it, you can turn it into a positive.

Remember that training, no matter what your goal is, should always provide you with an outlet to channel your energy on the day & give you a therapeutic effect.

Sanity before vanity my friend.

Until the next time,

Tristan ‘use it, don’t lose it’ Buttle.

P.S – try also using your fav workout tunes to enhance your workout………..