The most fun you can have with your clothes on: Guido and Luigi
In March 2006 a fully formed comic strip called Guido and Luigi about two slightly metrosexual gym goers saw the light of day. You’ll recognize the characters in the strip. If not, chances are that you are one of them. While the cartoonist Tommy Hauge is on vacation, read the archives. From the bio:
“Guido and Luigi first appeared on the Norwegian strength training and bodybuilding forum treningsforum.no in March, and gradually evolved into a daily strip. Quite a portion of Norways elite bodybuilders, powerlifters and fitness people hang around on that forum, and they were very supportive of the strip and I repay them to this day by making fun of them in my strip.”
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The gymrat (aka Magnus Branzén) works for THE Swedish bodybuilding and fitness magazine. This blog will feature some of the many news items I come across – from my perspective. Most of them should be useful for weight training athletes. Or at least good for a laugh.
A small blurb for BODY: “The magazine BODY, formerly B&K Sports Magazine, has written about and developed Bodybuilding and the fitness industry in Sweden since 1981.”
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