Twenty-two years ago, I was in high school and still oblivious to the world of strongmen competitions. So thank goodness for YouTube. It has become a rich video archive of classic strongmen competitions. This one in particular is called “Pure Strength” (the 1989 episode). HITStrongman posted the whole event in 7 parts. [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
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…
Finally, here are some “select” (well, okay, “shirtless”) videos from Warrick Brant’s YouTube Page:
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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.
Warning: NSFW video intro
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.
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.
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.)
And as an added bonus, here are Jay Hughes and Rob Hughes (are they related?) showing off their bellies…
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I have seen this unbelievably handsome brute everywhere on the internet, but I have no clue as to who he is. The only information I have is that this mystery musclebear was photographed by Mr. Udo Mölzer (good job, Sherlock!). Anyway, I just signed up with Facebook just so I could ask him about this mystery strongbear only to realize that his email address was on his main website. My brain stops functioning when it comes to these gosh-darn cute bears…
Does anyone know who he is?
He was also kind enough to post a series of screenshots from that short — but (as AP would say) HAWT — video.
And if you guys were members of that Yahoo group, you would have received the direct link to download that video.
You’re not a member, you say?
Ah, well, them’s the perks. -_^
But before I continue, I want you guys to know who AP is. He is the awesome illustrator/artist/connoisseur of big brutes, bears, and bulls. I’ve seen his work from back in the day and watched it blossom as he creates spectacular mythic imagery of such big men. Definitely check out his website as it’s integral Bear Education 101:
And back to the beefy and bulky Tobias Ide. Ah, of course, I googled him like mad and found the following shirtless photos (most of them are from his Official Site). This massive bull would literally pass for a beefier triplet for the Shane Twins.
That 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…
While searching for Travis Ortmayer photos on the web, I’ve stumbled upon this photo and the accompanying article:
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.
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… -_^
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:
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:
It’s Shirtless Saturday and we have a strongman ripping his shirt off…
Ralph Ber also rips his shirt off from that YouTube page.
That bulky behemoth is Austrian strongman, Hubert Dörer. The photos I found of him (mostly from his Official Site) were pretty small so I’ve decided to make a collage out of them. I know, I know. It’s pretty gay…
Mr. 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.
Gay Bear Fighter
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.
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.
Queers can be attracted to the same sex; however, they shouldn’t let their attractions be known.
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).
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.
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?
Well, I guess that’s pretty good enough. -_^
Ah, Bullneck, how I envy thee, let me count the ways… Well, Bullneck has finally achieved his dream and met up with the one and only Gerard Benderoth. And the generous Bullneck has shared with us jaw-droppingly awesome hiqh-quality photos of this spectacular behemoth. Seriously, this is an amazing gift. He has truly captured the magnificent beauty of this strongman.
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One of the most popular Shirtless Saturday post is this musclecub monster, Páll Logason. (Though I may have to start referring to him as a fully-fledged musclebear, especially with that awesome full beard he’s sporting.) It’s just unfortunate that he shaves, but he has to do it due to the strongman competitions he would partake in.
You can find TONS more photos of Mr. Páll Logason in Vodvafikn-net’s Flickr Page.
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I’ve been going through the blog’s comments and missed out on Matt updating us about strongman, Terry Hollands, being a model for Big Tall Order. I quickly went to the website and guess which links I clicked on first? That’s right. “Trousers” and “Underwear.” Unfortunately, there were no husky models for those links and I hope I can convince you guys to email the proprietors and demand them that we need to see Terry Hollands modeling in trousers and underwear, because — goshdangit! — we need to, uh, make informed decisions when making our purchases… Yeah, that’s it… ;P
And here are just a few more of Terry Hollands awesome modeling photos…
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Check out Giants Live for more of these giant behemoths…
Greg (owner of the Brotherhood of Bears Yahoo Group) has unloaded another spectacular photo set of bears, brutes, and goons this past weekend. One particular set caught my attention and appears to be what has convinced me to purchase the CD Photo Set from MuscleSportsMedia by Derek Weller… It’s none other than “The White Rhino” and original bullgoon model, Gerard Benderoth…
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Sometimes you see just one photo of a certain individual and you immediately feel tingly all over. This is such the case with this one photo…
Unfortunately, my Googling skills have failed me. I can’t seem to find further info about Jason Crystal. I did find this photo at ColinBryce.tv and I only found him when I was searching for Don Pope photos… Actually I think I was googling Mark Felix — who has never really fancied my interest, but this photo set caught my attention loud and clear. Yeah, my thought process when it comes to bearish men are pretty much of the stream-of-consciousness variety…
Anyway, hope you eagle-eye sleuths could find more about Jason Crystal. At the moment, all I could find are Friday The 13th information… ^_^ With that, here’s a not-too-random photo of a favorite daddy bear of mine. Anybody knows which TV series he is well-known from?
I haven’t seen Don Pope in any strongman competitions lately, but he’s definitely a fine specimen of a musclebear. He may not be “filled up” for my tastes but you just gotta fall in love with that handsome face. He could pass for a brother of any of the Shane Twins.
And on this Shirtless Saturday, here we have the pretty-faced brute in all of his magnificent shirtless glory…
Nice. We get a bonus shirtless Boris Haraldsson as well…
If there was not a non-gay man in the crowd, I’m sure they are now…
Terry Hollands and Don Pope’s awesome backside…
I’ve decided to add the “Tag Cloud” on this blog’s sidebar; and as somewhat of an experiment on my part, I wanted to see if some — if not, all — of my favorite tags would become popular. Here are the current results…
Shirtless, Big Bear, Chubby Bear, Musclebear, Armpits, Strongman, Football, mmm, mmm, mmm…
I’m very amazed to learn that those keywords and tags are the most popular and they also happen to be my “choice tags” as well. Whenever I scour the internet for bear-related information, those are the “special” keywords/topics I look for to see if I would investigate a particular website or blog.
The only media personalities that showed up were these four: the talented cute cub, Joey Oglesby, the classic chubby bear John Goodman, the daddy bear Ray Winstone, and the big bear Warren Sapp. I really love the fact how all four are so varied from each other.
And with that, this is a sampling of what most of you guys and gals like the most:
Shirtless big/chubby musclebears
I previously mentioned my love for these washed-out
’70s porn-looking photos; well, here’s a musclechub for ya…
In this late edition of Goonday Moonday, here are some promo photos from 2008’s Oz Strongman Nationals. Apparently, Hummer has donated their H3s to be part of the competition.
And here is the massive Australian strongman, Warrick Brant, displaying his brute strength…
You think that H3 is heavy? Check out this video… Wow!
With that unknown artwork of a mythic brute in mind, here are some real life models of such massive men — shirtless, of course…