Friday Jams

I’ve had one decent nights sleep in the past week or so and last night’s is a record breaker for awful. But I need to squat this morning and I’m determined to stay on track as the weights are finally coming up as I rehab my back.

So I need espresso. Now. That’s easy. I also need good music. The music part is tricky. I can’t have something too metal or it will give me a full blown headache before I train and right now the baby lack-of-good-sleep headache that’s walking around with me is tolerable.  I can’t have something too mellow or I’ll just want to lay down on the platform and take a much needed nap.

So I went with Serj Tankian’s Occupied Tears. The slow start that ramps up to an acceptable bang, with a soft break in the middle, and a kick ass ending without going overboard is just what I need. Plus, someone actually spent time on putting together a decent video. Win/win.

Enjoy your weekend.

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.

 F. Scott Fitzgerald

About tosabarbell

For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. 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. Juli has been coaching teams and athletes for over 20 years. She grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. She is a 2-time Master's Amercian Weightlifting Champion and holds six Master's American records. She is a Master's Weightlifting National Champion and holds three National records. She is a Master's Weightlifting World Championships Silver Medalist in 2016. Juli is also a Masters Highland Games World Champion and holds three World Records in the Braemar Stone; Heavy Weight for Distance, and Light Weight for Distance in the 45-49 class. Her 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe has honed her coaching skills to be a top choice for you to reach your strength and conditioning goals. Juli will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However; tosabarbell is also for those who just 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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1 Response to Friday Jams

  1. Dwayne Wint says:

    +1 on Serj!

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