“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

The savagery of the silverback

The name of Ray Williams is apparently at least somewhat well known in the USA, at least for those who are familiar with and follow collegiate football. Since I do not follow gridiron in any meaningful way, I had no clue who he is until earlier this year. Then I saw...

Show me a good loser…

… and I’ll show you a loser, as the saying goes. Phil Heath’s loss of his Mr. Olympia title about a month or so ago brought that saying to mind in fairly pointed fashion, because his reactions after his loss make it very clear that he still has no...

The Dominator mindset

Dominick Cruz was the UFC’s bantamweight-division championship – twice over. When he first entered the fight game, he was only around 20 years old. He amassed an amazing 9-0 record in his first fighting organisation, “Rage in the Cage”, before...

That will definitely work

This one here is for the ladies – all, like, two of them that read my blog and somehow manage to keep their heads from exploding. Girls – have you ever been to a personal training session at the gym and discovered that your trainer is perhaps a little...

Beast mode, Georgian-style

Nothing like a little epic weightlifting to get you in the mood for beasting out at the gym: Damn but that is impressive. There is no better way to get yourself in the mood to lift heavy shit and break things than to see the best of the best doing exactly that....

ATG or bust

The video below claims that this is “Olympic” lifting versus powerlifting, but the distinction is pretty facile. The actual difference is between proper squatting and half-repping: I may have pointed out before (several times, actually) that...

Punch soyboys in the face

Anybody want to guess what happens when four soyboys decide to try the manly art of beating the ever-loving shit out of other people? Well… this: Oh dear. To me the most telling moment in that entire episode comes from this one little GIF: As I recall, it was an...

The Mountain That Lifts

Halfthor Bjornsson, who used to play a rather nasty character named Gregor Clegane on HBO’s adaptation of George Rape Rape Martin’s never-ending and extremely sadistic exercise in nihilistic epic fantasy, also happens to be one of the strongest men...

The Twentieth

Just when you thought that Roger Federer’s impossibly long list of records and achievements could not get any more impressive, he went and won Grand Slam singles title number twenty earlier this morning (by our reckoning): Being the rabid Federer fan that I...

Indomitus

“Bloody hell, he’s done it again. He’s made the impossible seem trivial.” That was something along the lines of my thought process when I saw the final scoreline of the gentlemen’s singles championship match at Wimbledon on Sunday. Roger...