Back Where we Belong


Enough of these recent posts about LGBT, ‘inbetweeners’, homophobic and homophilic churches (I just made that word up, but it should mean ‘supportive of gays’)… today it’s just BACK TO BASICS, celebrating our love of fitness training and focussing on the other side of the body which gets far less photographed – the back.


back development

Compare those rhomboids (above) with the first picture, where the lats dominate. All down to the routines used… more rhomboids here:

every muscle

…while Billy here displays the whole repertoire:



That’s a superb exercise, provided you don’t cheat it by leaning back, which he is, a bit. Ideally you then turn around and pull down again behind the neck for three more sets!

Where you can see the cleavage of the muscle ends, as in this next guy’s medial deltoids (above the bicep), you know that your routine has really delivered:


The first part...


Rowing is good too:


The second part...


A ‘sideways’ look at the back now:




Cover 3 Thumb

A more slender, but very well developed example: a gymnast or tumbler, I think, whose body has developed through his sport rather than with weights:


A different sort of pose…


The end result: “check me out!”



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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1 Response to Back Where we Belong

  1. OMG the back photos are magnificent. I have always admired the bodies of acrobats etc. but am awed by the ones you have sent. The chest/abs get so much attention people rarely seem to go nuts there before exploding. But I can explode on the backs any time.

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