On Schedule

It still surprises me how fast time can fly by. It seems like weeks ago since Bigg’s bicep tendon repair and the beginning of rehab and it’s already been a little over three months. I’ve been very proud of him and his hard work on this rehab, he’s working a little harder but taking far better care of himself overall than his first repair. He’s stronger than ever and on track to begin event training in preparation for Lapland and the Champions League Iceman Lapland event in March.

The Iceman is one of Bigg’s favorite competitions. Really, how could it not be? There’s snow; it’s freezing out; the dude is right at home!  He and Oz even wore their Iceman Lapland snuggies to the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge!

Photo: Iceman polar bear plunge!

He’s on the road for most of January so training can be a bit tricky. Therefore the 380 strict press he hit last night is cause for celebration around here. Cuz he’s still rehabbing…right on schedule.

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.

Roger Bannister

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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