This last Friday, we changed things up a bit. Bigg came home a little early to help unload a heavy delivery we were expecting anywhere from 2-5pm (that didn’t come at all. Dear UPS,  you suck.) Anyways, he decided to get his training in while we waited. Now we’ve been struggling a bit with this Wisconsin 90+ degree weather but the humidity dropped enough to make it tolerable for Bigg to do the Farmers Walk; Sandbag run; and extra grip work while he took  his rest breaks out of the sun. The Hungarian wunderboy there carrying an additional 40 pounds in fur doesn’t care about the heat as long as he’s with his people. Weird.

My job was to get some sun and help him stay hydrated. So I got out the lawn chair and watched his water bottle and hydrated my own way…

Now it’s been a while since I’ve hit the Friday Afternoon Club and feel like we did it proud.  We (and by ‘we’ I mean Bigg) got in some good work; I got in some good sun; and we both had a couple of good drinks. Bigg celebrated the end of his session with an awesome Margarita…a summer favorite around tosabarbell.

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
John Dickinson

About tosabarbell

For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to jep6095@gmail.com 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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