Weekend Update

We spent the day in Illinois at CrossFit Barrington today (it’s still Saturday right?) at a Pressing workshop with Brian, Chris, and some of their trainers and members. Everyone did great and as we pulled up, Chris was just finishing his Squat portion of the CF Total. He was saving the press for our session and ended up with a 20# PR after adjusting his technique. Afterwards, we benched and played with their Logs with more PR’s being set in the Log clean and press. Thanks to everyone at CF Barrington for having us out again, we look forward to the next time and have some exciting events in the works for the future. OH! I got a little nervous when I saw Tony walking up to Chris as he was pressing. Cuz we don’t spot the press ya know. Ever. But he was just getting into position to help Chris walk the bar in afterwards. All’s well.

While we were busy actually working, the big boys in Columbus were finishing up the 2013 Arnold Classic Strongman contest. Congratulations to Lithuania’s Vytautas Lalas for his win; Brian Shaw for his 2nd place finish and Misha Koklaev for his podium finish in 3rd place.

Sending strong healing thoughts to Americans Derek Poundstone with a bicep tear and Adam Scherr with a muscle belly tear.

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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 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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