Keeping Trixie safe

If you’ve had the opportunity to meet the Oz man, you’d understand that he’s pretty much the coolest dude, ever. This picture from a Michigan road trip years ago is a pretty good depiction of Oz. One of his favorite movies as a four year old was The Longest Day. If there’s war AND John Wayne, it’s thumbs up in his eyes.

My Oz has always marched to his own beat…

Who knowsForest

…which includes wearing his favorite bear ‘Forest’ on his head. He still does that. I don’t know why, you just don’t ask with Oscar.

There’s been a lot of “last times” as I’ve watched his pre-teen childhood go by lately. He stated that last fall was his “last trick or treating” and without even realizing it, his school Valentines party last year was THE last Valentine school party. It’s caused a few melancholy moments for this Ma but at the end of the day, I’m just so very thankful. For his health, his charm, and his love for bacon. SRSLY, he’s eating birthday bacon by the pound right now.

So Happy Birthday to our Oz man, we all look forward to seeing what the future holds for him and how he’ll kick it’s arse.

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

C.S. Lewis

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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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