Friday Jams

Today is the kick off for the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival. Last fall, Bigg and I decided we’d take it in. I’ve never been and he’s had a blast at past events. When he got his invite to the Iceman, we postponed the Arnold visit until next year since we’ll already be gone for that. Of course there’s a lot of crazy at the Arnold but that’s fun. The Strongman competition will be very interesting to see if Brian Shaw is back 100% after his issues during the off-season. We’ll see if Misha comes back stronger and harder after a couple of surprising struggles at last years World’s contest. It should be a great contest. Sending strong thoughts for a great and injury free weekend.

The Highland Games make their debut at the Festival this weekend which is very exciting. The top 8 Pro’s in the country will be there along with two of the best women doing a demonstration on Saturday (I believe it’s Saturday.) The weather looks to be very wintery for these throwers but these guys are Pro’s. I’m sure if little ‘ol us can throw all day in the pouring rain, 8 men can withstand a little winter. And I guess I equate the word “Top Pro Highland Games competitor” to “Tough MoFo’s.” Also wishing them solid footing and strong throws on Sunday.

In honor of the weekend, here’s Arnold. At his best and folks, his best was as best as best gets. Truth.

Enjoy the weekend.

I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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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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