Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Boys are ‘In’!

Chad, owner of our most excellent private gym, must be mellowing in his old age! After finding out about our teenage bodybuilding find, Billy, who works out with his younger brother Chris and my son Leo in our modest training cabin facilities, … Continue reading

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Cool, Cooler and ‘Kewl’

No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease No comfortable feel in any member No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds… No-vember! (Thomas Hood). Yep. It’s definitely getting colder. Leo actually arrived … Continue reading

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Bonding with my Boy

Apparently this is how the free runners in Ostrava, Czech republic train their back flips. Trains the partner’s stomach quite well too! we prefer to pitch from cupped hands, but then we’re not free runners. Actually I wanted to write … Continue reading

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200,000+ Up!

Wow! We passed 200,000 individual clicks on these posts on Friday! Thanks guys. Yeah, most of you are after the pictures, but I’m really kewl with that. Glad to see you enjoy. And I hope that the occasional information about … Continue reading

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Difficult Decisions

Following on from young Billy’s success in a junior bodybuilding title, Chad, who knows him through dropping into our training cabin when he’s been working with younger brother Chris and my son Leo, wants to give him access to all … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving… for being gay?

As a Brit living in the US, I find myself wondering exactly what I am supposed to be giving thanks for this Thursday. But Hey, its another excuse to kill millions of turkeys! Let’s have fun! And its still warmer … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Training

No trees were harmed in the making of this post… A few electrons may have been slightly inconvenienced There’s a nice easy partner balance for you to try… We’re packing in the hours doing shifts at the gymnastics center in … Continue reading

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Raising the (Russian) Bar

We’re a huge fan of the Russian/former USSR legacy of street workouts. Those appalling bleak communist apartment blocks, lads desperate for somewhere to let off steam… and outside, sets of high bars and parallel bars (and occasional sand pit for … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

A quickie, mainly picture post today.  We’re much pre-occupied with working as many shifts as possible as gym coaches now in order to qualify for time out over Christmas because a mass exodus is planned from Tennessee to UK and Canada. We … Continue reading

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Remembrance – A Special Post

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A time for reflection: a time for thanksgiving for the quality of life which we enjoy, thanks to the past sacrifices of others. I can remember in school, back … Continue reading

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