Monthly Archives: October 2013

A snatch heard ’round the world…

It’s been a manic few days, with travels across the Atlantic and in the States, but it would be remiss of me to not mention what is surely one of the greatest lifts of our time, and what is very likely … Continue reading

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World records attempted and broken; the real Human Circus

Several years ago, in the post that eventually gave this blog its current name after the hostile takeover by hosting offer from hookgrip.com, I wrote of the glorious Arnold Expo in Columbus, Ohio, as a veritable human circus. At the time … Continue reading

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Three Olympians; internet by telegram

The hotel’s internet has completely shit the bed. Thus I am reduced to tapping this out via Morse code at a Western Union telegraph station, and as I am paying by the letter I must be brief. Until I am … Continue reading

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The hotel builds a waterpark; Graber and the Brits; the 56s

After a long, long day, I am finally back at the hotel, relaxing for a bit before getting in the three or four hours of sleep needed to survive. I’m sitting in the hotel lobby taking advantage of the only … Continue reading

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The competition opens; still more training; philosophizing on Lu Xiaojun…

I have figured out the secret to success on the Interwebz within the world of strength sports: mention Lu Xiaojun. That’s pretty much all it takes for the World Wide Web to explode. It’s like the weightlifting equivalent of mentioning … Continue reading

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