Ahoy!

Bigg and Oz have been waiting for this day for quite some time. Yes, it’s the international Talk Like a Pirate Day. And in all actuality, it’s  Bigg whose been the most excited about it. He didn’t disappoint this morning.

What’s really fun, is that this is an actual day. Two guys playing racquetball decided to ham it up in the court and started screaming insults at each other in ‘pirate speak.’ The story is pretty funny.

Pirates, and pirating in general, have taken a hit in the recent past due to Somali pirates. So I’m extra thankful, on this day of pirate celebration, for Johnny Depp and his portrayal of Capt’n Jack so we can feel warm and fuzzy about the fun of real pirates.

Don’t know how to speak Pirate? Don’t be a rum fellow, start here

Anyways, my favorite Pirate of late is Blackbeard. You take Swearengen from Deadwood and have him talk Pirate? Golden!

We’ll celebrate the day by annoying those around us, cooking up some pirate grub tonight, and what else? Drink Rum!!!!!

“Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.” Blackbeard

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About tosabarbell

For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. jep6095@gmail.com 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 of 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. Her 4 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. She is an active competitor in Weightlifting, receiving the Silver Medal in the 2016 World Master's Championship; is a Master's World Champion in Highland Games, and competes in Highlander Games. 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 Professional Strongman who competes regularly 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. Matt will host many Strongman Saturdays at tosabarbell which are sure to be followed by food. Lots of food. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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