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. 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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