Iz Good

We had lunch Saturday with one of my favorite new Finnlanders (and I have about 15 favorite new Finnlanders.) Mikko spoke pretty good broken English and it seemed whenever he didn’t know what else to say, an “Iz Goood” would pop out of his mouth. ‘Iz Goood’ stuck for the remainder of the weekend. Whenever we couldn’t understand the locals, we’d just nod and say, ‘Iz Goood.’

Bigg’s 3rd place Truck Pull…Iz Goood.

High noon sun, fans, and spiked Hot cocoa…Iz Goood.

Talking story

Having Zydrunas confirm Bigg’s invite to the World loglift championships next fall…Iz vary, vary, Gooood.

Northern Lights

Seeing an amazing display of the Northern lights outside my plane window leaving Kuusamo? Iz fucking Gooood.

Now we’re home. I have massive post-holiday let down and I’m exhausted. It’ll take me a day or two to recover from the lack of sleep and the excitement of the trip, but I have a competition Saturday so I don’t have time to be silly. Back to work!

This life you give me, Iz Goood.

Me to Bigg on our plane ride home.

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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