Our visitors (Colin and family) plus Steve’s family, plus our kids along with ‘Ryan’, son of ‘still-slightly-homophobic-dad’, went for a long hike in the Smokies yesterday whilst Dave and I put in a long coaching shift at the gymnastics center. It was already dark when we returned, to find ‘phobodad’ on the doorstep looking anxious about what might have happened to his son. I think he was relieved to find out that he was with two straight couples… anyway, I was more worried about what Colin might do whilst driving my car on the ‘wrong’ side of the road in the dark. At that moment, they returned, all four boys desperately happy, ‘Ryan’ anxious to sleep over yet again so that the four of them could hit the weights at first light… and Ryan is developing amazing acrobatic and balance abilities, despite his height: the four are working together with him as so-called ‘top’, doing the clever balancing stuff!
So ‘phobodad’ went home happy, knowing that his son has not yet “been turned gay”, but we do feel we still have to ‘watch our backs’ a bit after the problems we have previously experienced in getting permission for ‘Ryan’ even to spend time with my son, whose parentage (1 lesbian mum + 1 gay dad) has long been viewed as ‘suspicious’!
Watching our backs…
Backs don’t get the exposure they deserve in fitness-themed blogs, including this one, so here goes:
Three good examples there: the first one showing excellent peaky deltoids, the last one great trapezius and rhomboids and the middle one great lats and, again, deltoid development.
Here’s how it’s done:
Bar work brings great results too:
…whilst good old-fashioned pull-ups are a great back exercise, especially if performed “behind the neck”:
Even yard work helps. This guy has a great tan but could probably use a bit more muscle:
So could this guy, although its a great picture:
Two for the price of one now: no muscle guys, these two, but cute:
Staying with black and white, a nice side view of a swimmer:
And the results: when you’ve got it, show it off!
And, when you’ve built it, use it!
…or just pose for a sexy picture:
I am what I am, and ‘phobodad’ is just going to have to live with that. I pose no threat whatsoever to his son, which I had hoped he was beginning to realise, but we’ll see. Just hope he doesn’t know what the four boys are up to on their own, shedding clothes at every training opportunity, wrestling around… anyway, none of them is gay…
…but perhaps, without my own sexuality, these books would never have happened:
…discovering my own sexuality, finding gay love, gay guys together training mercilessly for their sport, some adventure… you just might enjoying exploring them as well as this blog.