We had a few firsts last weekend at tosabarbell. With the help of Swede and Chris (since Bigg is a wing down and unable to work the heavy loads for a bit) we got the flooring and the platforms in. Look how happy Swede looks…
The day was slated for warm but rainy so I was very, very happy to see the sun. This would not have been as much fun in the rain. Things ran as smooth as humanly possible and I’m very thankful for that. The platforms were heavy but between the three of us (turned out 1-me + 1-Chris= 1-Swede) we got’er done. We even walked away with a bonus platform for Swede to take for his home set up.
I like how big the above picture makes the gym look. Heh. It’s a bit deceiving…we’ll be cozy in there. We were having so much fun, the guys decided to assemble the squat rack…
….which begs the question, how many Strongman does it take to hold a portion of a squat rack? And now for the lists of firsts:
1. First Pro Strongman visitor at tosabarbell: Sam McMahon
B) First gym dog: Butkus (Sam’s very sweet Rottie)
III First meal in tosabarbell: OKG Char Siu chicken and Kalua pork. Scrumptious!
We finished up with beers while talking Strongman story and it was perfect.
Huge Mahalo to Chris and Swede for all of their help, we couldn’t have done this without you and to Sam for showing up at the perfect time (when the floor and platforms were in and beers were being served;) and genuinely for his input which saved us on a couple of different items.
We’re hoping it’s only the first of many times these guys will be hanging (and training) at tosabarbell. Next up? Ginormous equipment order…stay tuned!