Monthly Archives: December 2014

‘A Good Slide’ into 2015 – Literally!

‘A good slide’ – ein Gute Rutsch – is how our German-speaking friends do ‘Happy New Year’. I’m almost ashamed to tell you how we shall be greeting 2015. As Dave and I both have parents here (and obviously Dave’s … Continue reading

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Called to the Bar – Shirtless, of Course!

Today’s pictures are a tribute to the value of the bars – high, parallel and pull-up – in developing the upper body, and particularly the shoulders, chest and back. And thus, also a tribute to the street workout culture of … Continue reading

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All Backs and Biceps

‘It’s my back day!’ said visiting sports wunderkind Ollie importantly, waking us yet again to make space for him and my son to train weights in our cabin. We’re exiled there to sleep (six of us altogether) because of the house … Continue reading

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6am, Christmas Morning…

Fit Young Boys! Oh dear… Dave and I, with Pete and Ivo, are exiled to sleep in the training cabin because we have so many guests over the Christmas period. My son Leo and his English friend Ollie are bunked … Continue reading

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‘Oh Shit, Was That Today?’

Oh, right then: (Well, fairly merry, then…) Share the love: Don’t forget today’s training – there’s no such thing as a “day off”: …and remember…    

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Christmas Eve Reflections on 2014

Well, another year of celebrating male fitness! Our fourth year together on this site, for a start. We’re still keeping that fitness flag flying, and I hope that you are inspired to throw your hat into the same ring, even if … Continue reading

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Road Trip Over – Now Ready for Santa

There’s no shortage of time to sit and think on a 1600-mile road trip from northern California to Oak Ridge Tennessee – although we didn’t have the benefit of the wide-screen TV being ignored by that guy! However, he’s dressed … Continue reading

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Headed Home

Actually had some time to relax, and to think! Not, sadly seated by the sea in the setting sun, but on our camping bus coming back from North California to Tennessee. Unexpectedly (for me), we’ve acquired a second driver – … Continue reading

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New Tricks for Young Dogs

I’m in trouble again! Yes, my almost 13yo son Leo, who has the world at his feet as it were (that’s an amazing picture!), didn’t get a mention when I said how much I was looking forward to returning to … Continue reading

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Replacements!

Well, that’s original! A planche held on a stretched taut rope. Not sure who those guys are, but would love to train with them. Our last show with the circus is tomorrow. By taking turns from our 10 adult performers … Continue reading

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