It’s in the 80’s already with humidity and dewpoints in the 70’s which makes for a very steamy, Wisconsin morning. For those of you who know me, you know that means it’s an inside day. More unpacking. Goody.

Bigg and I will train tonight. I need to squat and try to pull after hurting my back and hip in a freak “thing” while deadlifting last week (during a warmup pull.) Yup, that’s the explanation. One of those “things”. Aging sucks. I don’t know who out there has had back tweaks or injuries, but it’s scary and not fun. It pretty much shuts you down physically and messes with your head enough to look at all of the horrible things that could happen if it doesn’t get better.

But it is getting better and I’m very thankful for that.

The picture above is from Yellowstone, of course. If you haven’t been there, go. It’s more fun if you take your Auntie and Uncle and favorite cousins but if you can’t, just go. We camped for a week and it was one of the best weeks I’ve ever had. Before you go, read this. It is a must read to make sure you come out of the park intact.

About tosabarbell

For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to 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.
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