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┬ánot 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┬áhosting 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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