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

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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