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Donkey Calf Raises

How To
1 – Bend forward holding something for support.
2 – Ask a training partner to sit across your back
3 – Lower your heels
4 – Contract your calves and raise up on your toes

An old school exercise that has fallen out of favor in recent years, donkey calf raises offer a serious burn and if you have the right training partner….alot of fun

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Gym Owner Sues over Titus Connection

Kelly Blair, a trainer and former gym owner claims the book “American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America’s Pasttime” defames him. Blair says the charges made that he was “pushing” steroids and using his gym as a cover are false and he has filed a lawsuit seeking punitive damages for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The lawsuit also brings up one of the most notorious bodybuilders of recent years: Craig Titus

From Courthouse News:

“Defendants additionally state Blair was associated with former IFBB bodybuilder Craig Titus, a confessed murderer and convicted ecstasy dealer, who defendants claim moved steroids through Blair’s gym,” according to the complaint in Harris County Court.

Tragedy in the Gym

Tragedy struck an L.A. Fitness Club in Pittsburgh yesterday when a gunman entered an all female Latin aerobics class an opened fire; shooting at least 36 bullets. He killed three women and wounded nine others before committing suicide.

Six patients remain hospitalized, including the aerobics instructor who is pregnant but doctors have said the baby is fine.

Authorities initially had difficulty identifying the victims because they had workout clothes on and weren’t carrying wallets.

The gunman, George Sodini, was said to be an anti social loner who hadn’t had a girlfriend since 1984, and hadn’t slept with a woman in 19 years. Online rumblings of Sodini showed his depression….

Women just don’t like me. There are 30 million desirable women in the US (my estimate) and I cannot find one. Not one of them finds me attractive Every evening I am alone, and then go to bed alone. I see twenty something couples everywhere. I see a twenty something guy with a nice twentyish young women. I think those years slipped right by for me. Why should I continue another 20+ years alone?”

Womens Only Gym…..Not Quite

Lucille Roberts is a women’s only gym chain. Well women only, and 63 year old Amnon Kent.


Kent frequents the Forest Hills branch on Austin Street, Queens. He was able to join the gym four years ago, after its manager initially denied him membership, and then caved when Kent accused her of gender discrimination.

“She said, ‘OK, I’ll let you in, ” Kent chuckled. “I guess I put a glitch in the system.”

He is quoted as having said “It’s probably every guy’s dream to be the only man in an all-women’s gym. But I just go there to work out — that’s it. Once in a while, if there’s a pretty girl, I’ll look at her.

Kent claims he is there strictly to pump iron, not flirt. “If I was 20 years old, maybe it would be different,” he said. “But I’m old enough to be most of [the women’s] grandfather.

Wanda Moore

Wanda Moore is a national level female bodybuilder from Tennessee. The 47 year old personal trainer started lifting weights in 1989. Her contest history includes:

  • 1991 Lightweight and Overall Memphis Bodybuilding Championships
  • 1992 Lightweight and Overall Big River Championships
  • 1992 2nd Place Lightweight Southern Classic
  • 2006 Lightweight and Overall Vulcan Classic
  • 2006 Lightweight and Overall Southern Classic
  • 2007 1st Place Middleweight Jr. Nationals
  • Iris Kyle Training and Posing in the Gym

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    Tami Bellon Doing Dips (Video)

    source youtube.com, may 6, 2007

    more on tami at tamibellon.com

    “What are your competition goals or personal future goals? > I have my mind set on the Arnold Amateur in 2008 coming in as a middleweight. I will also be competing in the Northern Kentucky again next year, but as a middleweight instead of lightweight this time around. I may be headed for the pro’s – we’ll take it a step at a time and see where training leads.”