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Post-Nationals Social Media Status Generator

Congratulations! If you are reading this, odds are you survived the 2015 USAW Nationals (relatively) unscathed. Trust me, this was no easy task, what with the 100-degree heat and the conflicted emotions of watching a 15-year-old kid clean and jerk more … Continue reading

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A review of “Lifting King Kong”: Korean weightlifting and cinematic glory

Lifting King Kong, 2009, dir. by Park Keon-Hong, starring Lee Beom-So, Jo An, Lee Yun-Hee, Jeon Bo-Mi, etc., 120 mins Has the moviegoing public been clamoring for a movie about Olympic weightlifting? I know I have, ever since I watched an … Continue reading

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Review of “The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story”

The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story, by Ognian Georgiev, translated by Ilko Germanov [NB: I recognize this is not Part II of the Mike Grabero/Lydiet Valentin fiasco love story. But iambic pentameter takes time! And effort. For those of … Continue reading

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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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Another Worlds come and gone…

Dammit! Just when it feels like the Worlds are in full swing, when the records are falling and the lifters are growing in stature, the whole thing—plates and all—comes to an end. And so it was with this year’s Worlds, much … Continue reading

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