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The 2014 Arnold: The Greatest Love Story Never Told (Until Now)

Intro Another year, another March weekend spent in fabulous Columbus, Ohio, for the Arnold Supermegafantastic Championships of All Time, where the tans are orange, the men and women are huge, and the only thing faker than the boobs are the … Continue reading

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End of Days in Dallas: the Blizzard of ’13 and the American Open

Panic! That was the overall tenor of the city during the weekend of December 6-8, when Dallas, Texas, was hit by two devastating forces of nature: the arrival of over 400 feral weightlifters and 1.2 inches of snow.* I remember … 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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More training; training with Lu Xiaojun; the arrival of Mr Graber

It’s the end of another long day spent in the training hall. More athletes, coaches, and delegates have arrived; I’m trying to upload videos over an internet connection slower than what Matthew Broderick used in “WarGames”; and Graber is snoring and … Continue reading

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