“Tone’s Back…”


…nah, that’s not what I meant! I like the grainy picture, though.

Cover1 ThumbCover2 Thumb‘Tone’s back, let’s have a party!’ was what I intended to report. I just enjoyed the word play! The collective view of my nine Tuan Jie collleagues, even though I was only away ten days, was that I would appreciate a ‘welcome back’ gathering – the usual sweaty workouts followed by collective enjoyment of our fairly impressive bodies and their skills, through wrestling, sweaty skin on sweaty skin, followed by  – well – collective sharing safe gay sex, frankly. I’m afraid it’s what we do, because we can – all ten of us safely unprotected because we never indulge fully outside the group and get reular checks from our doctor friend Nate anyway. However, he is starting to warn us about HPV if we go ‘oral’ outside the group (which we have) – I’ll make that the subject of a post very soon.

and, finally...Anyway, we duly enjoyed an ‘orgy’ of pushing our faces into pheromone-loaded sweaty armpits, and all the rest of it. A few sips of our favourite ‘golden nectar’ tonic added for good measure, and a lot of snuggling after. Of course, they wanted to know about Kallen of Idaho Falls too – making sure I had had ‘a good time’ whilst I was away. All of this rather sordid stuff is (of course!) only one aspect of our gay existence: the other is dedication to fitness and acrobatic performance, of which the whole story can be unfolded in the three volumes pictured here (just click on the covers). E-books too from the usual sources.

Anyway, back to – erm, backs. If you really want to see a fantastic back, with every muscle showing just like an anatomical diagram, you need look no further than the famous Kirill Kalutskikh:

Kirill Kalitskikh back muscle WbMQ-9WbI-c

It is that kind of unremitting dedication to muscle tone development that enables exceptional planche feats like this:

kalutskih training at home

Anyways, as we’re now on the subject of ‘backs’, todays picture selection is dedicated to back views. Enjoy!

First, a wet boy with good shoulder (trapezius) development:


Then we have a street workout dude who has great muscle too and is carrying shoulder straps, presumably ready to support a mate in his horizontal planche under the bar:


…that’s the development you get from focussing on bar work, which is what the street workout guys do. We focus on balance and tumbling, which doesn’t develop you anything like as much (hence our fascination with the weight room too, where we go next):


Pity about the shaved head – makes the guy look a little thuggish perhaps as he performs his seated cable pulls to the chest.

A nice even development here, which the photographer enhances with his lighting design:


Next, more of swimmer’s build, but just look at those bunches in his shoulders:


…followed by a more slender version, ripe for development:


Another, midway between the two:


Next one is a muscular model, with mirror:


Guy enjoying the sun by the river:


Another well-justified show-off:


One more for now: not a built guy, but a cute one, ‘testing the water’:


That’s more pics that usual in this post. I do find interesting pix of backs are quite rare – obviously difficult for ‘selfies’, and most photographers prefer chests! Anyone wants to show off their back here, just send them along… gymacrobat@gmail.com

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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