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“Best Friends for Life”

Some people may have a funny way of showing it (like those two!) but sporting friends very often turn out to be your best friends. When you were in school, I’m guessing that pretty much all of you had a … Continue reading

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Lift With a Friend (or a Guinea Pig)

I have written so much ere about how much more effective (and more fun) it is if you do your regular fitness training with a friend (“Weights Mates”). Each is encouraged to push the other a little further with each … Continue reading

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Richard and CJ and Irma and Jose

As we continue to enjoy apparently endless sunshine and calm very warm weather in southern Portugal, it is hard to imagine being struck by the force of Irma and the chaos and misery she has brought to the Caribbean. And … Continue reading

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Confidence Building

We manage our gym shifts (along with Alf and Seb) to give everyone as much flexibility as possible, especially as all of us are involved in shows four nights a week even if not actually performing in every one now. … Continue reading

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‘Doing Their Thing’

‘No, honestly – I’m just giving him a massage…’ Boys ‘doing their thing’. That’s what this blog is all about – so long as the ‘thing’ is fitness-related and frequently ‘gay’. That’s what my first three books are all about, … Continue reading

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Fighting Talk

Well, the boxers wanted punch bags, and a ring…   … the punch bags have arrived and have been fixed by the maintenance guys, one in each ‘half’ of this complex we’re at. As for a ring, with actual ropes, … Continue reading

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“Once More On To The Beach, Dear Friends…”

Apologies for that horrible mis-quotation. But, although tonight is ‘show’ night, we don’t have to be in it ourselves. For once, we have managed to get a reasonable line-up without having to repeat the performances we did on Monday/Tuesday. Seb … Continue reading

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Rain Dance

Obviously we’re enjoying the wall-to-wall sunshine and high temperatures in our new Portugal location. But nevertheless, a little rain wouldn’t come amiss! Not so we can heft our dumbbells in the rain (as much as we enjoy being shirtless in … Continue reading

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Jungle Telegraph

Out here, in the southern European desert, we’re really cooking! And the temperature here is about 10C lower than some other parts of the Med coast, for example. This heat-wave is said to be unprecedented… even Dave and I are … Continue reading

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Review and Reflect

So – the kids (and Colin’s family) caught their flight in Faro despite the heightened passport checks which have been introduced for everyone leaving the Schengen area – quite a queue, so we got them there early on Friday afternoon. … Continue reading

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