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The Many Woofy Faces Of Australian Weightlifter, Damon Kelly

March 6, 2011 6 comments

BOOM! POW! BOOM! That’s pretty much the only way I could verbalize my instant thoughts when I first saw this Australian weightlifter.  His name is Damon Kelly and when I quickly did some thorough research (lol), I noticed that for a weightlifter, he’s quite stylish, to the point that I might even call him a “hipster” (or “bipster” for “bear hipster”).  Let me lay out the evidence, and you be the judge… [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]

Goonday Moonday: Shane Hamman’s Big Package Got In The Way

June 22, 2009 5 comments

Strongman and musclebrute expert, Rich, shared that video clip of the woofy Shane Hamman from the 2004 Olympics in Athens in the Real_Thick Yahoo Group.  In the video, Mr. Hamman was about to snatch the weights when something enormous got in the way.  Shane then gave a disappointed look, but little did he know, his musclebear fans just dreamily sighed a collective OMG.

Most of the following photos are from his MySpace Page.

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Dimitri Ivanov: Head Weight Lifting Champion

December 13, 2008 3 comments

ESPN Brazil had a couple of print ads during the Beijing Olympics displaying some “unique” champion athletes who, despite such extraordinary skills, are considered by the majority to be “not good enough for Beijing.”  One of the three ads is my favorite.  It had a fictional athlete, and a seriously massively and beefy musclechub, named “Dimitri Ivanov.”  He was a “Head Weight Lifting Champion.”  Lol.  [AdsOfTheWorld]

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Woofy Winner Wednesday: Christian Cantwell

November 19, 2008 4 comments

Based on the emails, comments, and poll (99-64), Christian Cantwell is our winner.  I did not vote myself, but if I did, I would have voted for Manuel Martinez.  Still, that was definitely a tough choice as Christian is undoubtedly a magnificent bearish specimen of a man,  And being the winner, here are some photos of the sexy Christian Cantwell.

[NOTE: Christian is the winner based on yesterday and part of today’s votes.  Most of the polls I put out will always be open for new blog visitors…  So who knows?  The poll results might eventually change…]

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Leonid Zhabotinsky: Classic Russian Super Heavyweight Weightlifter

October 14, 2008 7 comments

Russian Weightlifters, Vasily Alexeev and Leonid Zhabotinsky

Vasily Alexeev is quite possibly one of the most famous Olympic Weightlifter of all-time.  He made his mark in 1972 and is now an easily recognized and iconic sports personality.  Researching more about the history of weightlifting, I have pleasantly learned about a handsome bear of a man who also happened to be the previous Olympic Weightlifting gold medalist: another fellow Russian by the name of Leonid Zhabotinsky.

Leonid Zhabotinsky (also endearingly referred to as “Big Zhabo”) possessed that cherubic looks that he seemed more huggable than intimidating.  A true teddy bear, if one was to make an apt analogy.  At 6’5″ and 350 pounds, he was considered a towering, muscular giant in the world of Super Heavyweight Olympic Weightlifting.  And even in his later years, he maintained his youthful appearance.

Thank you to Lift Up and Visualrian for all of the Leonid Zhabotinsky photo archives.

Shane Hamman: Allstate Commercial

October 10, 2008 2 comments

I’ve been looking for this commercial for a while and it’s been in YouTube all along.  It’s Shane Hamman in an Allstate commercial…


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And here is Mr. Hamman performing an impressive high jump…


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Tamerlan Tmenov Versus Paolo Bianchessi: Russian & Italian Judokas

October 9, 2008 1 comment

More Judo Bears from the 2008 Beijing Olympics: the Russian Tamerlan Tmenov against the Italian Paolo Bianchessi

I only posted this photo because we get to see another glimpse
of Mr. Bianchessi’s cool tattoo…


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Aw, man…  Gotta love two baldies rubbing their smooth, sweaty heads on each other…