The Foo Fighters are my favorite. They’ve paid their dues; they’ve walked through the standard fires of band battles; and they give a shit about their product. They have fun; they work hard; they strive to be a little bit better each time out…sound familiar? A lot like us in the gym. We do the work, we pay our dues, and we try to be a little bit better. We just don’t make millions doing it, most of us don’t anyway.
This song in particular has a personal meaning, as music tends to do. I’m not a fan of the video but the words are special because they make me think of someone near and dear to my heart. Nuff said. I believe the FF are to be in Chicago this summer and it’s already shaping up to be a busy one so I don’t know if we’ll make that show. But seeing them live is on the bucket list so it’ll happen at some point. Until then, I’ll appreciate their work and enjoy the music.
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At tosabarbell, I build relationships cultivated in a strength and learning environment. There is no 12 week magic pill program to strength but rather a lifetime commitment to be the very best and most useful human you can be.
tosabarbell is a private, home grown gym with three lifting platforms; squat rack; prowlers; throwing implements; bars, bumpers and everything else needed for an effective strength and conditioning program. Straightforward barbell programming including the Olympic lifts; sound (read: not fancy bullshit) diet advance for weight gain or loss; and strong coaching will ensure you will meet your goals such as becoming stronger, more explosive, and better conditioned.
I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better.
Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East.
This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, personal shit; bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.