Welcome to the Blog!

Tony Cavanagh welcomes you to his world of books (first and foremost!) and to the things he loves best on the other pages here. After six blogging years, I’m having something of a reorganisation and culling many old posts and associated images to make room for new things. This blog home page offers more information about my books and will also signpost additions to the ‘Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics‘ pages (see Index) and also to the ‘Gay Expression‘ page – these being the themes which run through my first three books. Purchasing books helps to support the blog, and most readers rate them well!

Before we get there, there is a fourth book published October 2017 and a fifth half completed. So let’s start with the most recent offering:

A ‘reluctantly’ gay boy, cast out of his community for discovering his sexuality… can he find the true meaning of his life and his true love, or does fate have more s*** in store for him? Best classified as ‘Romantic Fiction’, I think, the book explores Native American beliefs as his shape-shifting ‘spirit guide’ struggles to make things right for him. Darker influences are also at work, however, and his life holds many surprises and disappointments before the final dénouement. Click on the cover for a link to buy direct, and support this blog… e-versions of all the books are also available. And, if  you must, because they don’t pay the author much, there is Amazon…

Three earlier books, written in the first person, chart the life and times of a British teen relocated to the USA who quickly finds another like-minded exiled Brit with whom he shares a love of acrobatic sports and, very shortly after, with whom he shares his gay love. Surrounded by a caring group of sporting (and mainly gay) friends, things nevertheless start to go badly wrong and there are clearly people around who do not wish them well. They discover a life as a touring show… and also a future life as gay dads, but there is much else waiting in store for them before they can be ‘happy ever after’…

Notice too that these covers combine locations of the stories combined with acrobatic images and some Chinese characters: the significance of these emerges early in the first book.

NOTE ADDED DEC 2018! THE PUBLISHER OF THESE FIRST THREE BOOKS WENT BANKRUPT! THEY ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE VIA THE LINKS I HAVE FREQUENTLY POSTED IN THIS BLOG, AND I AM IN THE PROCESS OF DELETING THOSE LINKS. THE BOOKS, HOWEVER, ARE STILL AVAILABLE – FROM ME. PLEASE DO CONTACT ME AT gymacrobat@gmail.com IN THE FIRST INSTANCE AS THIS WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE BLOG.

So there we are – welcome. Scroll down for the latest posts, or cross to the other pages for Fitness, Acrobatic and Gymnastics images –  a lifestyle we enthusiastically support – or to Gay Expression for  occasional musings and images related to the gay lifestyle. You will not find porn here.

This blog is also for guys who admire other guys who put real effort into their physical development. On that ‘fitness’ page I encourage you to think how good the fitness lifestyle is for you. The rules are simple:

  1. Make an effort to improve your own fitness this year (you’re NEVER too old);
  2. Enjoy the pictures (and comment please on what you see, and feel free to ‘FOLLOW’);
  3. Buy a book (preferably, all of them) to support the continuation of the blog!

AND: you can even try combining the reading with your workout!

The blog is essentially G-rated; the earlier books get a little explicit from time to time about gay guys doing what gay guys do – you don’t have to be gay to enjoy them – just be gay-friendly. 

And now, as they used to say on the old TV game shows: “Come on Down!”⇓ or alternatively Sideways (to the other pages!)

*** Many pictures  on all of the pages… like the one on the left illustrating what we love to do… will sticky-2-readenlarge if you click on them ***

 

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Easter Gymnast Parade

Our favourite sport. A shot there from our friend Roman G showing Dieter Egermann (coach) assisting a young gymnast in the Diamidov turn in a wonderful gym in Vienna which has been demolished in favour of a road tunnel. Oh well. The theme continues, even if that gym does not!

Three great shots of the same young gymnast:

A trio of UK gymnast Max Whitlock now:

And a couple from Chelyabinsk (Telitsyn’s gym) to finish off this post:

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Happy Easter! (But No Bunnnies…)

…that was last time. And they were gym bunnies, obviously. Today, as it is a holiday, we’ll just have guys having FUN!

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Bunnies for Easter…

…Gym Bunnies, obviously! Any over-indulgence over the holiday should be matched by equivalent overindulgence in exercise!

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Smoothies

Fit, muscular, tanned, shirtless… and smooth!

Male acrobats tend to work shirtless for several reasons – it’s a hot, sweaty business, perhaps we think we look good, but also for safety. ‘Skin-on-skin’ is safe when being supported by a partner. So, in our ‘old days’ back in Tennessee, we used to have discussions with our performing partners about body hair. Zach, in particular, always wanted to shave his chest but we insisted that he didn’t, the ‘fuzz’ on both pecs blending beautifully into his Latino skin tone. Neither Dave nor I is hugely endued, so we never have.

Models almost always do it, and deal with armpit hair too. That’s another thing.. particularly exposed when doing arm balancing! Again, we never have: it looks after itself, and no-one in an audience has ever complained. We also appreciate the so-called ‘treasure trail’ up from the pubes to the belly button and slightly beyond. So that has always stayed with us, too.

Today’s post looks at a particularly nice set of ‘smoothies’ (chest-wise), some with armpit hair and some without. 50 pix, 51 guys. Enjoy.

Smooth chests and oil somehow go together:

(However, oiling up and acrobatics absolutely DON’T go together!)

(We don’t usually do skinny boys here, but there’s something about that picture)

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If you don’t know where all this chat about acrobatics and Tennessee is coming from, look no further than these three books, available from me directly at gymacrobat@gmail.com (can mail to anywhere in the world at discounted prices following the bankruptcy of their publisher!).

A fourth, smaller, novel about a lonely gay boy cast out from his community and in search of a future is also available (its publisher still exists – click on the cover!) and also directly from me at a discount:

…and don’t forget to check out the other pages on this blog for many more great pictures!

 

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Shoulders

I don’t think that we’ve ever featured shoulders and upper-arm development in our appreciations of well-crafted boys – so here goes! Of course, in many of the pictures, you get the chest and abs as a bonus!

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It’s Always More Fun With a Friend

Training, performing, or just hanging out. Loads of friends here to enjoy!

Japanese boys like showing off…

Japanese locker room abs shot!

Here’s two Japanese gymnasts who have escaped their gym. The one on the left has marks on his arm indicating some recently removed strapping for muscle strain. Some tidy arm muscle from all that high bar and rings work, too!

And now: ‘fore’ and ‘aft’ of the same two guys:

I always feeling that sharing the effort (or the fun) with just one guy is somehow special – more so than in a larger group. I hope that Dave would agree!

Bonus pic for today:

 

 

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More ‘Touching’ Twosomes: Grapplers This Time!

Skin against skin; muscle against muscle… 20 wrestle shots here. More in previous posts and on two other pages (1) (2)!

One from our friend Roman:

Oil pit!!

Two on one:

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Touching Twosomes: More Gay Tenderness

I remember the surprise I felt when I discovered that Dave could feel the same way about me as I felt about him… how can two guys feeling for one another be so bad that the Sultan of Brunei demands they be stoned to death? Yep, another news item about intolerance of our disposition towards other guys has hit the headlines this week.

Let’s give thanks for the love that today’s couples clearly have for one another. 44 twosomes, and one threesome!

Some photos sometimes look a bit ‘staged’… but I think that we can excuse them if the guys are sufficiently good looking…

…and some guys clearly need to remove their shirts…

Happily, most guys do!

…sometimes, all of them!

Some guys invite a friend to watch!

Sometimes, the positions can be a little complicated:

Sharing is good:

…and a kiss, obviously:

(Those two about to make a porn set, but presumably they do feel something for each other)

A larger ‘bite’, perhaps?

…or a taste of ‘honey’?

OK – maybe just a snuggle for now…

Maybe just thinking about it…

Yep, the shower is always a good place for thinking about it…

Just good friends? (Or underwear models!??):

Who’s to say, with these final shots for today? Could be totally innocent… or…

One more we might wonder about:

And just look at the smiles here on the locker-room floor…

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A Show of Hands…

…and what fit young men can do with them! Handstands, obviously, first:

The next, not exactly a handstand, but a Russian lever…

Add a friend, training usefully below…

A slightly older gentleman, but a nice position…

Sorry for the small size of that one. Let’s allow the use of the forearms now:

A work in progress (handstand in rings, Chelyabinsk)…

…and a nice planche from the same gym:

Another work in progress, somewhere else:

A handstand dismount from the parallel bars:

Some different hand-i-work now:

Push-ups would be quite tricky without hands…

Now, before we go (and before the final handshake for today, a plea that you consider buying at least one of my books to support all this activity on the blog. A good place to start would be this one:

…which you can get either from the publisher (click on cover), from bookstores/amazon etc, or from me at gymacrobat@gmail.com (shipping world wide!). The story of an orphan gay boy forced to leave his comfort zone and seek a new life (and maybe an old love) as he crosses the States with no idea where he will end up. The earlier three books (below) are best obtained direct from me because the publisher went bust and so this is the only way I will ever get any reward for writing them.

They’re ‘our’ story (finding our gay love and all that), enjoying doing what our pictures here show, touring, getting into assorted trouble and a bit of adventure added as well.

As a quick “reward”, perhaps I can remind you that there are two additional pages of this blog packed with more images of sporting young guys (1) (2) and a third which is tantalisingly entitled Gay Expression. Go explore!!

And be warned, I continue to delete older pictures (and some unintended duplicates) from earlier years of blog posts to make room for new uploads. Even the pictures on those extra pages will not last for ever, so get in there and download anything you fancy keeping before it is too late!

And now, a final wave from our regular gym poster boy!

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Wet ‘n Wild: 40 Pictures

… or maybe not so wild: at the pool:

(ahhhhh!!) And again…

…and just out of the pool…

Now let’s head for the showers!

Two’s company in a shower, of course…

Post-shower:

Soapy in the kitchen….?

Now this is DEFINITELY wet n’ wild…

And, last not least, boys who are inexplicably wet (perhaps to amuse the photographer)…

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