And Here Are Telitsyn’s Boys from Siberia (1)

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As promised – and previewed – in two recent posts, here is a post dedicated to the gymnast boys of Chelyabinsk in Siberia, training under the fantastic coaching of Andrey Telitsyn. You can find more, and videos too, at http://instagram.com/andreytelitsyn He’s heavy on conditioning even with the younger boys – something we are always cautioned not to do, or at least not to use weights, just their bodyweight, but my goodness, it works for him (and them)!

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Just look at the muscle – fantastic core strength development makes successful gymnasts. Flexibility is not lost:

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There’s a lot of doing things en masse, which drives the weaker ones on:

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That is Andrey with his back to the camera – he enjoys to train alongside the boys, sometimes in interesting ways:

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If you’re ever short of a barbell… use a flexible gymnast!

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They play around with acrobatics, too:

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..and even the coach gets involved (why not!):

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There is plenty of time for relaxation, though (and just look at their muscle, not being helped by all that cream cake though):

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Not forgetting the sauna and plunge pool for working on those muscles:

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And they like to get out and about, especially for a ‘street workout’:

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A bit more conditioning, now:

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I’m guessing these lads are doing around 12-15 hours a week in the gym – you can see what difference three years of training makes…

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…and how much they enjoy doing it…

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So, after my usual reminder about relevant reading matter with added gay spice…

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

…we’ll leave our Siberian boys in their sauna, and come back to them another time!

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…very much a local tradition, the sauna – then into the plunge pool which is normal swim-pool temperature or a bit colder…and then out come the birch twigs and a beating to assist the skin to deal with its impurities – great fun. We went near to their place years ago during our adventures (not recorded in the books, though) – I remember a town called Zarechny near Yekaterinburg, where we were given the full sauna experience!

 

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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3 Responses to And Here Are Telitsyn’s Boys from Siberia (1)

  1. Platinumboy says:

    It’s good to see you’re doing better now.

  2. tonycavanagh says:

    Doing WHAT better? Or do you mean ‘stopping whinging about Trump?!’

  3. Pingback: Don’t Be Lost For Words! | Tony Cavanagh

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