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 also have shows planned for that visit and quite a number to get through around the US before we leave. So, training continues in what little free time exists.
This post is inspired by some conversations with some of the gymnasts about upper body strength and improving the back muscles, which are hugely important both in hand balancing and various ‘lifts’. So, if you like, today’s selection of pictures is the ‘flip side’:
Firstly, a dude obviously ready (and capable) of tearing his machinery apart with his bare hands…
Don’t look now, but you’re on Candid Camera:
Now we move to the weights room:
Some serious rhomboid and shoulder development there. Want to see a real BIG TIME back development? I think the next dude qualifies: even if his head is towards the camera, it’s his back that is the focus of attention:
I think that ‘WOW’ pretty much covers that.
This next gentleman is not in the same league, but he is rightly proud of what he has developed so far:
AD BREAK. Sorry, Christmas gift time approaches and we need to keep some acrobats and gymnastics coaches away from the soup kitchens. More info by clicking on the covers on the left. All about finding gay love, meeting other gay acrobats, having lots of fun (erm) and getting into some seriously sticky situations (no, not that… well, yes, that too). The giving season, perhaps, offers a few of you the chance to show your appreciation for the hours spent slaving over a hot blog and writing down enough words in the books to compete with War and Peace. Especially if you appreciate the pictures (and most clicks go for copying those!).
Sorry about that. Now, where were we.. yes, backs. What about two for the price of one, in an open-air shower?
Helped by his bone structure, this dude has developed massive shoulders and a wonderful V-taper in his back:
…to which this guy adds – well, everything:
OK, one more. I’ll flip the card over this time, let you see the ‘face’. Just pick a card from the ones left in the pack. Any card… that one? OK, let’s turn it over and see what we…. ah!
Pictures in black and white are ofter sooooooooo much better than color. Here we have a lovely smoothie, great abs, good overall proportions and traps indicating the work that he has put into his back training, too.
Oh. I see that you took two cards. It’s another back, right?
Go Dragons! ‘Back’ soon!