Monday Bacon: Stupid is as…

…Stupid does.

Photo: It's running season

A college friend of mine had this photo up with a caption that running season has started. SRSLY? You need to ice your knees after you exercise? Cuz you HATE your knees? Cuz they were mean to you; disappointed you; shamed you? No, because running makes you”fit” right?!?

It boggles the mind. My springtime fb is filled with various woes of body breakdowns of runners. SRSLY. Why? Even when strength training is suggested, it’s scoffed as “it will interfere with my running.” SRSLY? Cuz you’re going to the running Olympics next week? Tell me you’re following a low fat diet too, cuz then I can feel confident in the fact that you’re an idiot.

Look, we get one real body on this go around in life. If you want to pound it into the ground, go right ahead. But no complaining. You choose to be weak and injured, own it. Those of us who want to be useful for as long as possible and strength train will carry you and your destroyed knees and hips up the stairs when you’re 40. Awesome. SRSLY.

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

Margaret Thatcher

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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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