Captured Boys!

This afternoon, Dave and I went along to Chad’s gym early in order to support Leo and his friends Chris and Billy with their weight training in their special late afternoon ‘slot’. Billy, remember, is a junior bodybuilder champion whilst the other two work out to maintain good shape but also their flexibility – crucial for Leo as he is also an acrobat! In deference to the special rules which apply when they are in the gym (which is usually private), everyone keeps on their underwear at least.

The young ones, as usual, worked exceedingly hard:

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Billy has some excellent role models…

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Billy practices his posing too, with a lot of help from  one of our great friends Carlos, who spends every free minute of his life pushing weights around to maintain his  ‘cuts’

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Eventually the kids left on their bikes, and Dave and I were just considering shucking our shorts and getting stuck into some acro training when Chad, Cody and Adge bore down us, bearing ropes and large grins. ‘Time to welcome you home, boys…’

That’s not a rope like this

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Oh no! Like this!

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‘Put them in the wet pit. Sure they’ll enjoy it – after all, they started it…’

Darker forces emerge...our adventures begin, as I find Dave...Actually, it was Cody who started it – in fact, he implored me to drench him with ‘golden rain’ after Randy and Dan left him staked out to the ground (in Vol 1). But it was me (gulp!) who persuaded Dave that we should try it for ourselves (Volume 2)!

Just like they promote bathing in frozen rivers as a way of ensuring a long life, the Russians also swear by washing in in their own urine as a way of slowing down the ageing of the skin! There is some truth in this, as the active ingredient is urea, and you can purchase skin-care products rich in urea at your local pharmacy. And it is antiseptic. At least, that’s my story and I’m gonna stick to it. Or you can just regard it as a bit of a fetish: Cody certainly does!

The ‘wet pit’ was originally installed to enabling wrestlers to combat under a shower head, adding some interest and complications to the art as well as offering an alternative to oil. It is indeed regularly used for that, too.

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At some stage our ropes were released and we lost our underwear too. Eventually, it was suggested that we shower and then return for the rest of our ‘re-initiation’. This considered of bench pressing to the point of collapse with (in my case) an eager Ethan making the bench, his powerful back muscles supporting my increasingly weak ones.

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Then inverted ab crunches like in a previous post, intense pull ups…

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Finally, one of Chad’s favourite games in which two blindfolded guys have to try to be the first to identify the other using only touch (and I suppose smell and taste!) – gets very intimate! Some are easy, where guys have odd haircuts, piercings, and so forth, and I reckon we can both identify any of our closest mates this way in a few seconds…

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So each of us had to ‘do’ half of a dozen guys, the reward for getting one wrong being lashes across our backs with Chad’s belt. And the last one – joke – was to put the two of us together instead of two separate tests – although it didn’t take either of us many seconds to recognise the loving touch and feel of our chosen life partner!

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So that’s it. We’re “re-integrated” both into life at Chad’s fantastic private gym, back into our work at the gymnastics training center, back into our regular training with our acrobatic partners, back with our ‘families’ (Leo, Jaymee and their lesbian mums), and definitely enjoying the gym life with each other…

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Anyone up for a quick street workout, then?

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Any one of these guys shows the great results of his own fitness training. Ready to take on anyone – or the world! A great feeling to be able to rate yourself alongside such guys; fitness work always pays dividends and makes you look good, even if you don’t want to try the added ‘spice’ of having your friends pee on your head…

‘Wouldn’t mind capturing a couple of those guys for ourselves!’ mused Dave, looking over my shoulder at the pictures I’ve just uploaded. Looks like numbers 3 and 5 are reserved, then. Oh, and definitely number 4…

…and then, well, numbers 1 and 2 look pretty ace…

…on second thoughts, let’s just get out there and capture the lot of them! ‘Got the rope, Dave?’

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Currently finishing off our 'story', after we got a publisher interested: that's the story of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow) - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones! Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. And now Volume 1 is out - and effectively outing US - the really scary bit will be if anyone actually buys one and reads it...
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