Pluses and Minuses

11 sweaty

I like that look. Sweaty – a sign of a job well done. Indeed, I like it so much, let’s have another:

Angel Scan

Definitely! Unfortunately, I’ve been off the weights for three weeks on doctor’s orders so as not to risk pushing a blood clot around but, once I get back from my unexpected trip to the Far East, I’m allowed back on. Maybe no leg presses for a while. And probably no hanging crunches either for a bit:


So that’s a big plus. One minus is that my blood reading dipped just a tiny bit under the threshold, so I’m back on the  injections for the duration of my trip. Heigh Ho – you win some, you lose some…

…just like it always is! See here:

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

After which , re-focus on the positive!

A unique way of doing sit-ups:

Bare-chested smokejumpers do deep sit-ups in a row on an outdoor beam.

Personally I prefer the training-ball method:


…and it will be a while before we can do them this way:


The guys on the circus tour tell me that is all going extremely well…


…son Leo is having a whale of a time, enjoying the audience reaction to his balances, his bed of nails and his concrete-block smashing thereon. Well, we’ve all enjoyed that for a while – his turn now whilst I take time out!

Keeping in shape is important: enjoying yourself is just as important…

good exercise

Be proud of what you’ve achieved:

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I guess that’s the look you give someone who you find kneeling at your feet snapping when you’re sunbathing!

As ‘sideways’ looks go, here’s another:


Another amazingly muscled and chiselled guy giving his photographer ‘the look’:

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C’mon, guys, I need happy people about me, just like Julius Caesar’s “let me have people about me that are fat…” – actually I prefer “the lean and hungry look”, but you know what I mean…

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That’s better!

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Better still!


Looking up! (Looking down…):

looking down

All for now guys: next post – airline safety permitting – from Korea!!

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. Currently finishing off our 'story', after we got a publisher interested: that's the story 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! Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. And now Volume 1 is out - and effectively outing US - the really scary bit will be if anyone actually buys one and reads it...
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One Response to Pluses and Minuses

  1. PAUL says:

    Tony, you may have a blood clot, but clearly it has not harmed that joyful beauty-filled heart. How you manage to keep this site going with endless art/ endless beauty/delightful smart-assed-humour….This old muscleguy and muscle-lover thrives on what you feed us from that stout heart. It is all in real class, not a jot of anything I would call porn. THANK YOU MY MAN.

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