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

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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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Shane Hamman nathans

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Naked Powerlifting

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I’ve been gone and will be gone off and on due to personal reasons.  However, I will do my best to at least post something worth your time.

Anyway, I just got an email from Sound Chaser (who was one of the very first person who had a page dedicated to Chubby musicians).  Definitely check out his link for more chubby goodness, especially his Underchub page (wowza!).  I still remember being a member of his underwear chub Yahoo group back in the day.

For some reason he sent me an email which was filtered in my Spam folder.  Thank goodness I go through Spam filters because I’m lame like that.  🙂  Anyway, good thing I went through my junk mail because he had sent me a link that is definitely post-worthy…

It looks like your average video of a big guy doing powerlifting stuff.  But, wait!  Make it all the way to 8:34 and you will see this big brutish musclechub from Norway performing a squat… in… the… nude.

Well, okay, so there’s a bit of censorship, but you guys and gals will easily use your mighty imaginations…  Please don’t disappoint me.  🙂

By the way…  WATCHMEN comes out tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leonid Zhabotinsky: Classic Russian Super Heavyweight Weightlifter

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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

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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…


(higher quality version)

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


(higher quality version)

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Wade Williams: “Ken Park”

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[Just a note: I might be posting intermittently as I’m involved in community work with the upcoming presidential election.  But I’ll do my darnedest to post as much as I can.]

A big “Thank You!” to Scott for giving me a heads up on Wade Williams’ revealing scene in Ken Park.  I’ve already said my negative opinion on the two films that I have seen from Larry Clark, and this film really did not do anything to change my mind (even though I just skipped through the film to get through Wade Williams’ scenes)…

Regardless, this film has blessed us with Wade Williams in all sorts of ways that completely catered to my fetishes…  Let us begin.

Pumping iron…

Muscle flexing…

Armpit shots…

And, of course, just being shirtless…

I’ve debated about posting the “private part” screenshots, but this is a PG-13 blog.  The scene is not “technically” erotic as we only see his goods because he’s relieving himself.  Anyway, here’s a teaser of sorts…

Anyway, it’s been like 5 hours since I’ve uploaded a scene from this film and it’s still being processed by YouTube.  Hopefully it gets approved or something…

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Andrei Chemerkin: Classic Weightlifter

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1996.  Is that even considered a “classic”?  Anyway, Andrei Chemerkin (1996 Olympic Weightlifting Champion) was a massive Russian weightlifter that I had a major crush on.  The photo above is quite possibly a popular and an iconic image, especially to his fans.

I tried to upload the video of the screenshots from the left but it was so blurry that it’s
not even worth it.  The screenshots look somewhat clear as I had to “doctor” them.

I’m not really sure what he’s doing now, so any info would be appreciated.  And here are just some photos that I have collected or was shared with me from the past

[EDIT: I just learned that these photos came from the Andrei Chemerkin Unofficial Website.  Visit it now as it has tons of photos of the spectacular Andrei Chemerkin.]

The following collage was from FilmBear’s Andrei Chemerkin’s Fan Page.  As an added note, FilmBear also had fansites for John Goodman and Abraham Benrubi (but I can’t seem to access them, and if I could, I could not access the contents).

Hossein Rezazadeh: “Iranian Hercules”

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The most excellent D.T. wowed me again with his bears & bear photo-hunting mad skillz.  This time, he updated me on the “Iranian Hercules” Hossein Rezazadeh.

Excellent work, D.T.!
Again, what is it about big bears and the beach?

Unfortunately, Mr. Rezazadeh won’t take part of the Olympics in Beijing due to an injured knee from last year’s traffic accident. Doctors had advised him to stay home and avoid “heavy and stressful activity.”

I wonder what sort of skill sets I need to acquire to apply for that man’s job?

NBCOlympics.com: Shane Hamman & Casey Burgener

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I’m begging for assistance… Not only do these videos from NBCOlympics.com can only be viewed by U.S. residents, they are also impossible to download.  I don’t believe that.  There has to be a way.  Unfortunately, I’m not clever enough to figure it out which is why I’m asking for your help.

Anyway, these are some short interviews with Shane Hamman and Casey Burgener.  And if I’m able to download them, I’ll update this post and put the videos in here.


SHANE HAMMAN: Behind The Scenes
Shane Hamman describes the competition format and some of the backstage workings of weightlifting.

SHANE HAMMAN: U.S. Women’s Outlook
Shane Hamman introduces us to the four female lifters who will be representing the U.S. in Beijing.

CASEY BURGENER: America’s Strongest Man
Super-heavyweight Casey Burgener talks about his start in weightlifting and what makes him lift the bar higher.

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Shane Hamman: “Strongest Man In America”

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Shane Hamman has officially retired from competitive weightlifting but that does not mean that I will forget about this massive and gorgeous beefy man.  A reader had sent me an email reminding me of Casey Burgener and Colin Ito‘s woofy predecessor so I’ve decided to post about him.  More importantly, Mr. Hamman will be an announcer for NBC in the upcoming Olympics.


Shane Hamman’s muscles are bulging everywhere.  And I mean, everywhere…

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