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Strongman Warrick Brant

September 8, 2010 2 comments

I once heard that “Warrick Brant” was Australian for Bear.  Or something like that.  One thing is for sure though: Warrick Brant is one gigantic monster of a man…

Amongst the many fine physical features that Mr. Brant is endowed with, it is his massive arms and biceps that lure me to his wickedly charming handsomeness.  Cases in point:

And he’s also just this big hunk of a teddy bear with a gorgeous, killer smile…

When I meant "killer," I didn't mean it literally!

Derek Poundstone and Warrick Brant

Finally, here are some “select” (well, okay, “shirtless”) videos from Warrick Brant’s YouTube Page:

You can learn more about this Aussie-tanding (somebody shoot me) Strongman by visiting his Official Site and Facebook

Shirtless Saturday: Jay Hughes

October 17, 2009 1 comment

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Jay “Hollywood” Hughes was featured here a few months ago and today we have a special treat.  Mr. Hughes is currently a member of the Ministry Of Muscle Gym in the UK.  According to their website:

Opened in August 2006, we are an independent gym that aim to give access to people who for many reasons don’t take regular exercise.  We are not part of the “health club” culture that stormed the UK – our gym is individual and, unlike corporate health clubs, we treat our customers as individuals.  We aim to get you results, whether you want to lose weight, improve your general fitness or build muscle.  We are a very friendly gym and are proud of our comfortable and easygoing atmosphere.  We have a wealth of experience to help you achieve your goals and maintain them.

The founder/owner (as well as being a massively-built-like-a-mack-truck brutish musclebear), Steve Winters, has also created a reality-web series on their site called Ministry Of Muscle TV.  Here’s a sample video where we get to see the massive and shirtless Jay Hughes.

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It’s a fantastic series and we get an intimate look at what these mythical strongmen do to prepare themselves for various strength athletics competition.  Definitely check them out.

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Just a few of the massive behemoths on the reality-web series

Jay Hughes is also one of Ministry Of Muscle’s stable of strongmen models who’s available for film, TV, and photography: Ministry Of Muscle Models site.

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These are but a few screenshots from the web-series.  Check out the bearmythology Flickr Photostream for more images of this handsome brute.  (Then check out the current whole Ministry Of  Muscle set here.)

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And as an added bonus, here are Jay Hughes and Rob Hughes (are they related?) showing off their bellies…

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Ervin Katona: Serbian Strongman

August 26, 2009 15 comments

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Ervin Katona shirtless 03That big brute you’re seeing is Serbia’s own, strongman Ervin Katona.  Just like Travis Ortmayer, I also did not notice him before, but that photo above made my eyes dilate from seeing such pure, unadulterated handsomeness.  So I did my own investigation on this beautiful behemoth…

Here’s a video of this massive guy (you see him for the first minute):

And here be even more photographic evidence of this man’s spectacular physique…

Ervin Katona shirtless 01from demomile’s Flickr Photostream

I will be posting about the other guy too

I will be posting about the other guy too

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Travis Ortmayer: Accused Of Doping Up With Viagra

August 25, 2009 7 comments

While searching for Travis Ortmayer photos on the web, I’ve stumbled upon this photo and the accompanying article:

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The original article is located here and the Google (semi-) translated version here:

Assist each penisami

It is not located in the head.  American strongmani embrace najohydniejszych ways to defeat our champion Mariusz Pudzianowski (31 l.).  One of them, Travis Ortmayer (27 l.), during the recent world championships, even took a Viagra, to keep balls thrown in his platform … penis.

For many, and so he did not help.  Ortmayer, as did four other American wrestler, had to recognize the superiority of the Polish “Dominator”.  Bullets are usually the last competition event.  There are five, each heavier than the previous one, and the latter weighs 200 kg.  Pudzianowski never have problems with their loading, but as you can see – you need some help, even in such embarrassing manner.

– Viagra is a very popular measure to take the tablets by a group of players.  But the truth is that it … give nothing – tell us anonymously person closely connected with the environment strongmanow.

For Ortmayer it was not a “debut” a few times before trying a similar trick.

– But it must be further developed, because bullets still make him a lot of problems – mocking our informant.

It’s fascinating to see how people would say whatever it takes to prove that “The Other Side” is underhanded and “evil.”  Competitive sports tend to bring the worst in people, especially from the fans.  The above article is from an actual news website in Poland.  I thought that it was some kind of “humor” site, but upon closer inspection, it wasn’t.  However, in their defense, that photograph appears to be a scan from a tabloid.  Either way, the butchered English translation say otherwise: they’re angry at the American strongmen for cheating which caused Mariusz Pudzianowski to lose.

But, Viagra?  Oh, come on!

And let me dispel something.  That image was cleverly manipulated.  Not by Photoshop, but by deliberately concealing something.  Check out this video (especially the first instance of it at the :15 second mark) and the following screenshot from it.

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Basically, Mr. Ortmayer was using (legally) “Tacky” — which is a sticky pine resin that is allowed by the rules and should be applied to the forearms and chest (if the competitor is not wearing a shirt) [from WannaBeBig.com].  The Tacky from the stones would then stick to his shorts.  However, our intrepid news reporters felt that it was actually Travis’ elongated member that helped him win the event.

Anyway, all that info just to segue for more screenshots of a shirtless Travis Ortmayer practicing with the Atlas Stones…

Lol, I know.  I’m no different from those sneaky Polish news reporters…  -_^

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Travis Ortmayer: The “Texas Stoneman”

August 25, 2009 2 comments

Travis Ortmayer flexingFrom demomile’s Flickr Photostream

Travis Ortmayer iconTravis Ortmayer is an American Professional Strongman from Texas who has been nicknamed the “Texas Stoneman” due to his dominance and expertise in the Atlas Stone strength events [Wikipedia].

His massive physique reminds me of Britain’s Terry Hollands.  I’ve seen him before but I paid closer attention this time out as he has gotten thicker and bulkier during the 2009 Arnold Strongman Classic.

I know, I know…  ^_^

Here are some videos from that event:

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I know, the screenshots are blurry, but hey, I did the best I could…  Anyway, here are a couple of clear videos:

This is the longer version/different angle of the previous video:

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What I want to know is: "Does he ever feel pain when lifting the Atlas Stones with his nipple rings on?"

Malcolm Lutu: Hawaiian Strongman

July 28, 2009 3 comments

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VP Malcolm LutuMr. Malcolm Lutu is a Hawaii strongman who is currently the Vice President of SHOPO (State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers).

I finally found my old video recording of a Malcolm Lutu interview from a variety show called, Hawaiian Moving Company.  I don’t quite remember what year this was shown, but I’m guessing it was around the early 2000.

Please check out more screenshots in the bearmythology Flickr Photostream.

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Thank Grizzly It’s Friday: I’m Sorry But Can You Allow Me To Find You Attractive?

July 24, 2009 5 comments

G2_099[Short BearFic] Gay Bear Fighter Meets With
Korean Time-Traveling Warrior
(Jung-Yul Kim in G2: Mortal Conquest)

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Hello, Mr. Korean Time-Traveling Warrior.  I’m a gay bear and I–

Korean Time-Traveling Warrior
당신이 떠나 곰이 동성애!
(Translation: You leave gay bear!)

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It’s been a scorching summer so far and I’ve had my share of heated debates with the same arguments I’ve been repeating ever since I started this blog.  I’ve decided to put my rant on such matters on today’s Thank Grizzly It’s Friday.

BearMythology's DisclaimerTo your left is my “Disclaimer” for posting images/videos of men I personally find attractive.

How many websites are out there where straight girls/women and boys/men who would have a similar type of a disclaimer for their blog/site?

I’d wager zero to completely none.

Why?  Because they’re heterosexuals.  They’re “straight” while the rest are “queer.”Scouserugger's Disclaimer

Queers can be attracted to the same sex; however, they shouldn’t let their attractions be known.

Why?

It’s gross.  It’s hilarious.  It’s wrong.  It’s pathetic.  It’s disturbing.  It’s funny.

To your right is Scouserugger with his own disclaimer:

You have two bloggers who are basically apologizing for finding such men attractive.

I can’t help but feel like a criminal and Scouserugger and I shouldn’t be treated as one.  Yet we receive angry complaints about doing what we’re doing.

I still cannot comprehend where the animosity and disgust is coming from.  Maybe if I pretended I was a female in the first place, then maybe no one would be complaining.  Because, honestly, the men would then be flattered.  But I have to be a hot female first though, because if I posted a fake photo of a mediocre-to-ugly looking gal, then they wouldn’t be flattered.  But since they are still females, they wouldn’t be creeped out by such public showing of attraction.

Anyway, perennial favorite strongman, Terry Hollands actually shared his thoughts on a forum where I had a brief discussion with about gay men being sexually-explicit with strongmen (online and off).

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I quite regularly get messages from them and as a whole most are very decent. You do get the odd one or two that push the limit a little by being a bit crude but that’s the same in all people not just gay guys!

I think people are way too sensitive to this sort of stuff, just take it as a compliment! They understand you aren’t gay. The way I look at it if a very unattractive woman thought you was nice looking would it bother you? if not then don’t worry about this! Just cause they think you’re attractive doesn’t mean you have to do anything about it!!

I have blocked a couple on Facebook due to VERY inappropriate messages but like I said as a whole they are decent guys.

I am really happy to hear this from a strongman whom I have posted quite a number of times on the blog.  (I’ll just pretend I didn’t talk about the “underwear model” comment for Big Tall Order.  That was purely from a consumer’s viewpoint.  *winks*)  Sometimes, the hateful and insulting comments are overshadowed by something simple.  And in this case, Mr. Hollands’ understanding viewpoint on gay men.Terry Hollands 35

Yes, we are just like any kind of people.  We can be nice, obnoxious, generous, selfish, loving, and hateful.  We’re not aliens, for crying out loud.  And, please, don’t make grandiose statements that “gay bears are the worse” in comparison to something a straight woman, bisexual chick, or female dog would do.  It’s like saying that all black people like chicken.  Well then, also call me black.

Enough of today’s rant.  It’s another scorching Friday afternoon and I’d rather look at hot men.  😛

So, my dearest gentlemen of the big and burly variety…  May we have your permission to find you attractive?

Jung-Yul Kim says no

Korean Time-Traveling Warrior transformed into a Japanese Yakuza

(Jung-Yul Kim from War)

Please?

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"Okay, maybe just a 'lil bit"

Well, I guess that’s pretty good enough. -_^