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WROCLAW: A prelude to the 2013 Worlds…

“Kwiat bez zapachu, jak człowiek bez duszy” (Traditional Polish proverb; loose translation: “A flower without a smell is like a World Championships without a Klokov.”) After a hellish drive through the nightmare of traffic that perpetually surrounds the city of … Continue reading

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When Cavemen Roamed with Dinosaurs (and ate Bacon!): The Creation Museum, CrossFit, and Paleo

Warning number one: as the title should make abundantly clear, this is largely about the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky—which I visited following the 2013 Roller Derby USAW Nationals—and its relationship to CrossFit and Paleo (it ties together, sort of, I promise). … Continue reading

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Training at CLUBUL SPORTIV DINAMO: Romania, part doi

After a refreshing nap at the fabulous Hotel Tempo and a bit of getting lost in wandering around Bucharest’s Lipscani area—more about the city later—we loaded up the Dacia-cum-Renault and set out for Dinamo Sports Complex. There was some concern over … Continue reading

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Weightlifting in Romania: Bucharest, Dinamo Sports Club, and Castle Dracula – Part I

When you’re arriving in a strange land at two in the morning, totally ignorant of the place’s language, customs, and history of organized crime, seeing the following on an ATM screen in the airport is not a comforting sight: Come … Continue reading

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Secret Uzbeki training and Lu Xioajun’s dietary habits… The 2013 Arnold, Part Dos

Spending approximately 800 hours driving to and from the outstanding Arnold Championship of the Universe allows you and your driving companions to cover a lot of ground. Or pretty much every topic, ever. Twice. So it was only natural that at … Continue reading

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