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.


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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The Right Routines…

…give the right results!

Here’s a different kind of routine (??):

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Welcome to ‘Wrestlefest’!

High time for another gallery on one of our favourite sports! Again including some mini-series, like this next four…


Trip to Bulgaria, anyone?

…or Greece, maybe?

Turkey is more oily…

Before we finish, “THE APPEAL”:

Thanks to the demise of the publisher of my first three books, I am now earning NOTHING from any sales via bookshops or Amazon and the like. If you enjoy this blog please support us by ordering books direct at 33% discount on the set, plus postage at cost to anywhere in the world (from UK where the book mountain has been built). Please contact me direct at gymacrobat@gmail.com for any or all of the following:

…or, indeed for the fourth book of which I have limited supplies available – however, that one is still available from its different publisher (access via a click on the cover):

Signed copies available via my e-mail of all four – no extra charge (after all, who would want my signature?).

Finally, a ‘bumper bundle’ of images from ‘Rock Hard Wrestling’: several matches including at least two ‘tag’ bouts…




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Time for Twosomes

Love is in the air… and not always just for the camera.



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Revealing… and Concealing…

Sometimes just cheeky… but, more often, giving us something to admire!

Conversely, the ‘conceal’ can be just as enjoyable to view, as it often emphasises other great features of the subject:

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Friends… doing stuff together. Shirtless, of course. Enjoy.

Sometimes, it is difficult to tell exactly what they are doing. And whether they are enjoying it…

…but other times, it’s easier!

Not everyone looks totally happy here, either…


Did no-one say ‘cheese’ here…?


Beach too…

Last one in’s a wimp…

Friends in the gym:

Outdoor training too (well, afterwards!)…

Friends in the locker room:

And just chillin’…



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Human Sculpture

There’s the record for the largest number of dudes appearing (with a few ladies) in one internet picture! Moscow Olympics opening ceremony, by the way. This, just seen again on the Younglifter website, inspires this post of well-sculpted bodies – all subsequent pictures having rather fewer participants than that one. At least they didn’t all have to balance on that occasion!

Let’s see how the hard work in the gym pays off… perhaps too any professional models in this set – but then, hard gym work is how they get to be models!

Interlude: another form of human sculpture…

…now, back to the posers!


Another interlude – another form of human sculpture… not sure you could all do this, like Alex Goloborodov…

…no, me neither! Posers again:

(Which do you prefer – dog or man?)

A contribution from the ballet boiz…

And finally for today – we just love this image: man and machine in perfect harmony…






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Blowing Cold and Hot…

The Chinese curse ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’ certainly seems to apply to the weather in the central USA right now. Whilst Tennessee (where we’ve just left to return to work in Portugal) it is about -4C today (25F), folks in Minnesota and surrounding areas are ‘enjoying’ -40 (C or F, makes no difference!). So today’s post offers some cold guys doing their ‘thing’, following by some hot and sunny guys enjoying the weather those Mid-West dudes are probably looking forward to! I realise that the current weird weather is mainly just bloody cold rather than snow, but snow is what you’re going to get here…

Now here’s one way of turning up the heat…

…and here’s another!

No  sauna? Never mind, summer sun will soon be here!

And finally, as they say, “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!”

…or barbie!

Summer will come to the frozen States before long!


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Strongarm Stuff

Always good to show off your shoulder strength… and balance….

Love the support act for that planche!

Talking of the view from the window, here’s a nice snow scene to accompany a Russian lever…

35 pix, 37 strong-arm dudes to inspire you. Handstands, planches and flags. All definitely worth out working for!

An aside for UK readers who know Gloucestershire:

“Gloucestershire born and bred…

Strong in the arm, weak in the head!”

Just sayin’!

And finally, please do consider supporting the blog by purchasing books… the latest…

…either from me or the publisher (click on the cover), and the first three from me directly at gymacrobat@gmail.com:

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Showing The Results

A 50-ic megapost of well-developed lads…

A transformation:

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Happy Boys

After the ‘heads down’ and/or ‘down-in-the-mouth’ boys in yesterdays post, here are some happy dudes to cheer us all up!

I’m guessing these next ones are brothers. I don’t normally post so-called under-age pictures here, but the little dude in this one is OK and the picture is widely seen on the net already.

Guys are often happy in the gym… especially when getting sweating and feeling that they’re achieving something…

…and especially when outdoors…

Ad break: please support the blog by purchasing one of my books. You can get the latest direct from the publisher (click on cover)…

…or (along with the earlier three), from me at gymacrobat@gmail.com at a discounted price:

Make ME a happy boy!


…the satisfaction that comes after a great workout…

And, finally, two happy gymnast boys from Chelyabinsk with (presumably) prizes. Books, of course. Books are good!! And now you know the Russian for ‘Hobbit’. I wonder what ‘Let The Future Find Me’ comes out as in Russian?

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