Classic Goonday Moonday: Pure Strength Strongmen Of 1989

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’!]

Strongman Warrick Brant

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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!

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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

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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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The Mystery Musclebear Of Udo Mölzer

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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?

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Shirtless Saturday: Tobias Ide

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tobiasHere’s a wonderful Shirtless Saturday treat…

It’s literally hot off the presses.  AP from Real Thick Yahoo Group just shared an awesome video clip of German Strongman Tobias Ide.

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.  -_^

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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:

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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.

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Ervin Katona: Serbian Strongman

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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…

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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

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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:

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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”

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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?"

Shirtless Saturday: Hubert Dörer Rips His Shirt Off

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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…

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It always amazes me to see one's transformation from one's slimmer years to one's thicker years...

Malcolm Lutu: Hawaiian Strongman

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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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