Big Week

It’s a good week to be a sports fan. First off, my favorite athlete of all time is going for her 14th singles grand slam at Wimbledon and starts this morning. Svens coffee and tennis FTW! I’ve always been curious as to the press’ reactions to the Williams sister since they started kicking ass back in the ’90s. It was so distasteful for them to have to address these two sisters, who so clearly celebrated in crushing opponents in an otherwise pussified sport that they would get their shots in every chance they could.

I enjoy the way Serena attacks every point and when she’s on her game, her presence on the court is monstrous. She’s never apologized for bringing aggression to women’s tennis and made it acceptable for others to do the same. Well done I say.

Tomorrow night, Portugal takes on Spain in a semi-final match of Euro 2012. No, I’m not a huge fan of futebol mainly because of the redunkulous dives a non-contact sport brings out. But I enjoy watching a few high level matches a year and I have enough Portuguese drops in my Polynesian bloodline to make it a pride thing. Plus…Cristiano Renaldo. DUH!

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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