Awwwww, nuts!

Growing up as a PK, there wasn’t a lot of cussing in the house. Unfortunately, that didn’t stick. Heh. When my dad would get frustrated with something, he’d say “Aw nuts!” You could tell how frustrated or upset he was based on the severity of the “nuts” and how loud it was said.

We had an ‘Awwwww nuts!’ this week at tosabarbell.

After gearing up for America’s Strongest Man scheduled for July in New York City; getting the fans in Brooklyn and NYC fired up to come cheer on Bigg, the contest got switched to Reno in late August. So Reno it is. Flights were changed, hotels rebooked and training continued. Friday afternoon, Bigg received an e-mail saying the contest was off. Again.

Awwwwww, NUTS! (Okay, I cussed but like I said, the non-cussing thing didn’t stick.) There were organizational issues through no fault of ASC and I can’t even imagine their frustration in all of this. But the worry was for my guy. He was stoked and ready for this one but due to prior commitments, the rescheduled date in September in Vegas won’t work.

And so it goes. Bigg still will be in Gibraltar at the end of the month and is working hard to kick some arse there. His Log Press continues to go up, today was a triple at 420#.  The clean got away from him a bit and he’ll be working on that so he doesn’t get used up before the press. But he has specific goals and he’s working hard towards them. Stay tuned on that. Heeeee.

Impressive, eh? And a good F.U. to the “Awwwww nuts” moment that life tends to throw our way.

Afterwards, we had our usual post Log Press meal at Hamburger Mary’s. Though it’s always fun at HM, having a photo with Dear Ruthie was an extra treat!

Photo: What does he do after Log Pressing 420# for a triple? Hamburger Mary's. Duh! Posing with Dear Ruthie a bonus.

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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