Monthly Archives: February 2013

It’s OK to be Gay, Mr Putin

We love the Russian boys and their addiction to fitness! Especially the street workouts: OK, that lot might be Ukraine, but the same applies. Soviet-style apartment blocks, and gym equipment outside every one! There’s definitely a ‘brotherhood’ amongst the street-workout … Continue reading

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Narcissus – Ripped!

Writing about ‘RippedGuyUK‘ recently put me in mind of our very own Oak Ridge ‘Ripped Guy’. He showed up at the Man.Power gym one day to fix the roof after some storm damage with two other guys and, by the … Continue reading

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Flex

‘Flex’ means different things to different people. This? Nah! nor the credit card on the right below (first one introduced into the UK I think – now defunct!). But wait – ‘flexible friend’ – now that could mean something completely different: … Continue reading

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Getting the Right Balance…

…or do I mean Getting the Balance Right… Perhaps today I mean both. This guy shows what we call a ‘banana back’. He’s very successfully holding a balance on the fence but’ for a good ‘performance” that back needs to … Continue reading

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Ripped Guy Stephen – Lifter Inspiration!

A quick introduction to someone from our home country UK – Stephen is his name – we came across him on the web: Stephen has a mild form of cerebral palsy which affects his lower back mobility and strength. This has not … Continue reading

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Different Goals

Billy, elder brother of my son Leo’s best mate, has just won another junior bodybuilding competition. His goals are clear. He wants ever bigger muscles, a goal in which he receives some significant encouragement from his father Steve (who isn’t … Continue reading

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Perfect Partners

Ready, Steady… Go…! A perfect training partnership (although the right-hand guy needs to straighten his body more!). There is nothing like a great mate of similar mindset to you to train with, and to inspire you to strive harder for the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Now You See It…

…now you don’t! Back in Oak Ridge TN to find that the weekend snow has entirely disappeared and its warm enough for even normal people to be out running shirtless! So much for the shirtless barefoot snowball fight I was … Continue reading

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Raising a Sweat, Ripping the Abs, Braving the Cold…

This is definitely the way to get ripped abs and raise a sweat… …and you might have your mates check them out once they’re there (but be careful: Houdini died from a gut punch!): Before leaving our Welsh haunt for … Continue reading

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