Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics

Group Therapy

Apr 22nd 2018

Probably no explanation needed here:

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Up Against The Wall

Apr 22nd 2018

‘Up Against The Wall’ in weight-training terms means the point where you are desperate to stop but need to carry on. Here in these 14 pictures it has a more literal meaning…

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(OK, not exactly a ‘wall’, but it’s good enough for me!)

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This last one in the set maybe offers a little extra something…

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Guys Who Care… About Their Image!

Apr 19th 2018

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(Caring for his image, but perhaps excepting his hair..o)

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Lastly, a young guy in his bedroom (with a friend to take the picture) showing off what he’s got. Perfect!

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Double Your Money

Apr 18th 2018

Whether it is two shots of the same boy, a reflection, or two boys in one picture, we like!

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Two ‘back and front’ shots:

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This last one stretches my ‘twosome’ theme somewhat, but anyway…

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Training Shots

Apr 15th 2018

Some interesting angles, places, things or techniques for training. Beginning with a gymnast making good use of his pommel horse for abs work.

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Serge v Mikle

Apr 15th 2018

Serge, an enthusiastic wrestler from Russia, posts many highly recommended outdoor wrestling matches on YouTube under the handle ‘oedo77’. He also shared the following pictures to my Facebook page, which he follows, so I am hoping that he doesn’t mind my re-posting them here! Serge is at the front in this first shot.

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Happy Dudes

April 13th 2018

Guys who are clearly happy with their appearance and with the work they have put in to achieve it!

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If this fitness theme pleases you, you will probably find my books worth checking out! The most recent one is the tale of an outcast gay young man who leaves his community to find his fortune (and maybe his lost love) elsewhere… click on the cover for more information!

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The next two cover similar fitness themes but also ‘finding gay love’, with adventure building…

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…with this last one much more focussed on the adventure (but they are a series and best read in order):

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Bars

April 11th 2018

Pull-up bars, parallel bars, bar bells, curly bars… they’re all here!

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I think that we can count a ‘pole’ as a ‘bar’…

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Lastly, there’s  obviously a bar involved here, even if we cannot see it!

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Rhys McClenaghan

Apr 9th 2018

18 yo Rhys took gold on pommel horse at the Commonwealth Games, beating double Olympic Gold Medallist Max Whitlock (who had a bad day, missing two landings in his floor routine and finishing sixth). Here’s a small celebration of Rhys, who comes from Northern Ireland.

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Mates Relate

April 8th 2018

In perfect harmony, doing what you love to do with your best mate…

…such as admiring your gym results, for example:

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…although you could have chosen a better background for your selfie, I suppose:

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…here’s a better ‘bathroom’ camera angle! …

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More suitable backgrounds, perhaps, for these next few pairs of well-formed sun-worshippers have done:

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Posing in the gym:

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…in the locker room (an interesting set-up here):

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…or outside on the bars:

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…or just chillin’…

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Two young Chinese boys create a pleasing symmetry on the pommel horse:

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Some comparison going on here, I think:

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More posing: mid-workout, or posed as a bit of mild erotica I’m not sure…

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AND FINALLY: some ‘specials’! Enjoy. This first doesn’t seem to be going quite as well as it should (notice the top guy isn’t holding on to anything!)

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…whereas here, the top guy definitely is!

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…and our friend here is holding on pretty tight too!

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Now they’re definitely relating!!

Boys and Water

April 8th 2018

Always an excellent combination!

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Now that’s a bulky hunk: here’s another…

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Loads of fun…

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Love this next shot: what a foreground! …

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Last of all for this set, a shot which really appeals. Some photographers just have the knack! A fast shutter speed captures this lad diving on to his hands in very shallow water over the sand, while the angle of the sun gives us that perfect reflection. Magic…

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Proud Guys

Apr 5th 2018

No self-consciousness here! Lads who have built a great body – and know it.

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The Handbalancing Art

Apr 5th 2018

In the gym, in the yard, on an armchair, on the beach, on one arm, on your mate… Every which way!!

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And the one I really like ‘cos he’s reading a book at the same time: something you could try (and preferably one of mine – see main pages!!

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More Wrestling, By Request

Apr 5th 2018

Your wish is my command…

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(Note the youthful audience learning the “trade”)

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(The dreaded ‘spladdle’…)

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And now the one that’s a little bit different from all the others…

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So, which do you prefer? Ring, mats, boots or without, open-air, lads on their beds… ?? Let me know on gymacrobat@gmail.com or comment on the blog page!

Trailer for next wrestle post: numerous shots of Serge v Mikle…

“The Quickest Way Into a Man’s Heart… is Through His Chest”

Apr 2nd 2018

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Some Gym Bunnies for Easter

Apr 1st 2018

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(One of the best physiques we’ve seen for a long time on those pull-downs…)

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He’s raised a good sweat, and here’s another:

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Sharing in the Fun

Mar 29th 2018

Two or more guys together, and the magic starts!

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In the snow… why not? …

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Here are Telitsyn’s gymnasts from Chelyabinsk having some fun…

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And it only needs two guys together to work the magic…

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And finally for this set, a ‘trailer’ for today’s other post, immediately below. Well, almost!

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Wrestle Action

Mar 29th 2018

More, by popular demand! From the ring, the mats, the open air, the bedroom – wherever! Last one NSFW, even if you think the rest are!

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And finally (for now) the one you have perhaps been waiting for… (NSFW)…

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Ten More Water Babes

Mar 28th 2018

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…and we finish with a ‘naughty but nice’ Russian lad!

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Muscleaneous: Studies in Black and White

Mar 25th 2018

A selection of guys showing off the results of all that hard work…

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“Let’s Do It Together!”

Mar 22nd 2018

…whatever it is!

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“Check ourselves out in a selfie”

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“Bit of stretching?”…

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“…and now a massage?”

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“Square up for a fight?”

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After the punch-bag warm-up:

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“C’mon, we gotta look more aggressive!”

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“…That’s better…!”

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Muay Thai sparring partners:

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A mid-workout selfie:

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And a different kind of martial art, with an appreciative audience. Anyone know what it is? We don’t… (gymacrobat@gmail.com !)

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Re-fuelling: locker-room protein shakes…

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“Just catch some rays…”

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“All aboard!”

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“Now let’s try some simple acrobatics…”

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“Oh, heck: now they’re all doing it…”

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We’re ready for Anything! Check this out!”

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Wet Dreams

Mar 19th 2018

…now what WERE you thinking…? Wet and fit boys, I hope…

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(Some of those maybe not as well fit as we would like, but thirteen guys in one picture can’t be bad…)

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Now I need a couple more to make up the usual number… ho, hum… well, if easily offended, look away now!

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Arm Balancing and Other Strength Moves

Mar 18th 2018

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That’s not a perfect bridge or bent-arm planche by any stretch of the imagination, but it shows flair and they’re working on it!

Some good…

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…and some not quite  so good…

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…but having FUN, which is what matters! Next we have a classic ‘banana-back’ shape which comes from not opening the shoulders enough – but this guy, too, is making the most of the sun (good for him)…

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…and so is this next guy! We’re on to one arm now:

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The one-arm ‘crocodile’ (pity about his right leg):

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A different kind of hand balance – like it!:

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Double up (professionals):

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This we call the ‘lazy handstand’, but fun to do:

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Another sun-worshipper, picking a curious place…

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Yoga man?

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And some different ‘strong-arm stuff:

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The pole performers make it look easy!

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“Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It”

As they say! Some inspiration:

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Gymnastics and Similar

Mar 14th 2018

…and if you are wondering what ‘similar’ means, I wanted to kick off with this inverted rope climb from  wrestler! It may not be one of the six pieces of men’s apparatus, but it sure features in most gyms! And I’ll throw in a trampoline near the end.

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Now we feature Brazilian gymnast Marcus Oliveira:

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And now, some others:

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Ring work in jeans? Hmmm! OK, try ‘in nothing at all’, then! Nice piked iron cross…

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Pause from training for a group pic…

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…or a word from the coach?

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“How was that?”

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“Not bad!”…

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Trampoline time…

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Let’s Wrestle

Mar 11th 2018

High time for a wrestling update! starting with two from ‘EJ v Billy’… Billy is in red shorts. He won.

Love this sport…

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The remaining images in this post come from a Russian match by the side of a river between Serge (black trunks) and Vitaly (a model)… Serge wins (as he inevitably does!):

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(A brief success for Vitaly there!)

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For more tales of Serge ‘from the riverbank’, search YouTube for “Serge boywrestle”.

Fun Time

Mar 11th 2018

And now for something completely different! Just groups of guys (well, at least two!) enjoying a fun time / fit time!

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OK, we can excuse a few beers, I think:

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Playtime at the gymnastics centre:

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Sweating after a kettlebell challenge…

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…and just sweating:

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Really relaxed…

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And finally, for this set, a reminder of any snow days you may have had!

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Boys on Bars…

Mar 8th 2018

…develop their shoulders and arms (and pretty much all of their upper bodies!)…

Let’s see!

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…and often top up their tans at the same time! First ‘flag’ of today’s set…

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…and not forgetting the parallel bars, of course:

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Improvise!…

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Some gyms also have the right equipment:

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Stretch out those shoulders!…

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Bring the abs into play?

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Back outside:

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(Hanging from the back of the neck is maybe not the first trick to try on your own)

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Back on top, working on those dips:

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Finally, as well as added muscle and strength, there are other rewards…

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Boys in the Gym

Mar 6th 2018

More boys in the gym showing off what they’ve achieved. It’s worth it, you guys… and ‘boys’ covers any age up to 100 (but not in these pictures!).

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Speedo Boys

Mar 3rd 2018

20 guys who fit their Speedos (or similar) well!

It is increasingly becoming the ‘fashion’ to swim, sunbathe or exercise in public in underwear rather than in Speedos or shorts. A feature on guys in underwear will be added soon!

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Put Your Back Into It!

Mar 2nd 2018

Guys are always keen to be photographed from the front, but often forget to show off their muscle development in their backs – the muscle which provides that critical strength for acrobatics, for example. So here are 20 backward views, starting with a young lifter in a magnificent shoulder pose:

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And another…

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The vest here somehow accentuates the shoulders:

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And now the work which builds them!

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I thought that was a wet patch on his shorts at first: now I see it is the photographer’s head!

Out in the sun (like him) is good for highlights:

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Good traps development here:

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Let’s display the whole set now, starting outdoors:

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Why not in the kitchen?

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Black and white is good for detail:

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Music while you pose (and “interesting” underwear!):

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‘Are you staring at me?’

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And the finale…

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Wet Boys

Mar 1st 2018

There’s something about fit boys when they are wet… Irresistible! Do you agree?

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You Get What You Sweat For!

Mar 1st 2018

18 images of guys sweating during and after their workout and savouring the rewards… + 2 guys in the sauna relaxing afterwards – and sweating even more!

Sweat = muscle + fitness!!

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Ahh! That heady atmosphere of male sweat in the gym – somehow it encourages us to work out even harder! I think that the boxers get the award for raising a sweat most quickly, and ‘boxercise’ is an amazing cardio training. Lifters get second prize, of course – and I’ve allowed in a couple who may just have gained their sweat through being out in the sun (after working out, of course!). Not forgetting the exhausted sprinter, of course. We’ll forgive the dude who is more interested in showing us his package, and move swiftly on to the two final pix from the sauna. Enjoy!

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No Excuses… Get In There and Train!

Feb 28th 2018

Shirts off and down to business… even if you must do it in a bizarre location…