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‘Another Day, Another Euro…’ or do I mean Rouble?

Great physical development there. After choosing that picture, I had the thought that it is good to have relocated to a part of the world where there isn’t obvious racial discrimination: the Portuguese people seem to welcome everyone – especially … Continue reading

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‘Mostly Cloudy’ – Plenty of Silver Linings

The weather down here in the south-western corner of Europe is not exactly living up to the expectation of blue, cloudless skies that we had been ‘guaranteed’! Cloud, occasional drizzle – but pleasantly warm with it for working shirtless whereas … Continue reading

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2720… oops, no: 3060!

Note added 22/04/2017 – woke up realising that I can’t do maths. Counted 340 short. I’ve altered the numbers in the main text!! 3060… a big number which has flummoxed the local hardware outlets! Ponder on that one for a … Continue reading

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Quick Gallery Post before Today’s Packing…

As our personal countdown to a new job in Europe continues, time for a quick collection of fitness images to keep the message on the top of your agenda! I read yesterday that running for one hour adds an average … Continue reading

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Still Counting Down: The ‘Core Four’

It is now 17 years since Dave and I first realised that we were gay, and probably in love. It took a while for the implications of that to sink in for both of us, as I recount in Loving … Continue reading

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

After Saturday, we shall be leaving this environment (gymnastics) – hopefully not for ever! – giving it all up for a new job by the sea. We fly on Monday – although we will be back in US for six … Continue reading

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Four – The Perfect Number

I always think that four is the ideal number for guys training together. In our case, very long-term friends, all dedicated to maintaining their fitness, knowing and respecting each others abilities and achievements. I thin that I’ve written before about … Continue reading

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Resistance Machines: The Debate

In the background behind Daniel, our lifter in this picture, we see two types of resistance training equipment. Immediately behind him, a triceps (etc) machine where the resistance comes from a weight stack, and where you select the desired weight … Continue reading

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Countdown

In less than two weeks time we’ll be setting up one of these to our own designs – swiftly to be followed by a second one! And we will be Europeans again, having to think in metres and degrees C. … Continue reading

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So Much to Do… So Little Time!

We’ve only got until the end of the Easter break to organise ourselves for the fist six weeks in the new job in Portugal! And there is just so much going on – not least designing two new gyms and … Continue reading

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