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Winding Down a Bit, with Added Gymnastics!

More than one correspondent has pointed out that “perhaps you’re trying to do a bit too much.” Well, they’re right, and we’re looking forward to our forthcoming break once Alfredo and Seb return (it is a coincidence that they’re both … Continue reading

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More Decisions

This well-developed Russian gymnast boy from Chelyabinsk reminds us of the life we’ve left behind in the USA – a life of wall-to-wall gymnastics coaching, ditched in favour of setting up and running fitness gyms and “sideshows” of acrobatics and … Continue reading

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Underwear, Over There

I’ve commented several times that there is an increasing tendency for boys, especially in Eastern Europe / Russia, to appear in public in their underwear when one might expect, say, Speedos or shorts. Swimming, including public beaches, weights gyms, etc. … Continue reading

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Not-So-Happy Campers

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘On the Bar…’ Maybe that should read ‘raising the bar’. That wouldn’t be difficult, here at  our second summer camp, where we are running circus skills. It is not understaffed. In fact, I would say it is … Continue reading

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Pillowfighting and Other Weird (Easter) Stuff

That’s the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and, no, it is not snowing. It’s FEATHERS. On Sunday, after enjoying an excellent lunch prepared by Clare and helpers, Dave and I were sunning ourselves in the yard (Speedos) when we became aware … Continue reading

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For Igor: Street Workout Dude

Whilst we’re still on the road, Pete remains back at base keeping the coaching going at the gymnastics centre, aided by our new friends Ion (Romanian former gymnast) and Igor (Russian former street workout guy). They’re both working in nuclear … Continue reading

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Raising the (Russian) Bar

We’re a huge fan of the Russian/former USSR legacy of street workouts. Those appalling bleak communist apartment blocks, lads desperate for somewhere to let off steam… and outside, sets of high bars and parallel bars (and occasional sand pit for … Continue reading

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