Monthly Archives: May 2014

Analysis: Weight Training versus Bodybuilding

The ‘discussions’ with Billy, who is letting bodybuilding take over his whole existence, have begun! We view our regular weight-training regime as “body maintenance”… …all about getting and then keeping your body strong enough – and fit enough – for … Continue reading

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Bodybuilding Goes Wrong for Billy

Dave and I were asked over to our friend Steve and his wife last night for dinner. To give ‘advice’. Their 12yo son Chris is my son’s best mate – total ‘partners in crime’ in everything they do – mainly fitness … Continue reading

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A Little More Leverage

Holding your body in a horizontal ‘lever’ is a really good demonstration of upper-body strength. These are the moves beloved of the Russian street-workout boys, spending endless hours on their bars outside their apartments. It is interesting that you almost … Continue reading

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550 up – Success!… and a Joke…

Yesterday, I blogged that Dave and I were off to a weight training challenge – 500 individual lift movements (full range!) against the clock. And using a weight which means you can just squeeze ten repetitions, three times each exercise – no … Continue reading

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Two Damp Squibs

…thankfully! On Friday we woke to have the weather channel here threaten us with an early-morning thunderstorm “so fierce” that near golf-ball sized hail was coming and we should take shelter in a “substantial building”!! Well, it went dark and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Only Us…

…that do ‘crazy’ things… I’ve been accused of letting son Leo do things he “should not be doing” at his age (12yo)! OK. Meet 8yo Mark Harman, from London UK, enjoying a game of Monopoly with his brother and sister. … Continue reading

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In the Eye of the Beholder

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… I am a gay male. I appreciate the male form, particularly those (like me) who put in the hard work necessary to keep in good shape. We want to look the best: … Continue reading

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On Being a Male…

What is it about being a (gay) Male? The word ‘gay’ may not be too important here… Is it about being ‘tough’…? It’s not all about ‘big muscles’, is it…? No, it’s not. For me, it is about being proud to be … Continue reading

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Another Late Night: The Darker Side…

Now there’s a useful book. Only 15 cents (I think that’s what it says)! If only I could afford to sell mine so cheaply! But money needs to be made… …I wonder if you can still buy them today, especially … Continue reading

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Musing in the Moonlight

Last night I supervised the final session at the gymnastics center then stayed on to do some paperwork. Pete, who is effectively my ‘boss’ there, is doing “earlies” as usual, and so I had agreed to stay on alone to sort out … Continue reading

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