Backyard Games

I’ve had a lot of fun so far this season traveling around to exotic Games venues such as Springfield, IL…

And Rockford, IL…

The train tracks that ran straight through our Water Closet was really classy. Heh.

But soon enough we’ll practically be in our own back yard. The Milwaukee Highland Games are just around the corner and right down the street for us. I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed; making my own Pressed coffee; and only having to drive a half mile to get there.

I’m really looking forward to having  the Canadian Texan come to town for it,

great pic, eh?

There’s bands, and dogs, and dancers, and McBob’s. What else do you need? All here in our back yard!

So save the date, June 1st, and git’chr arse down here. It’s sure to be a blast!

Deadwood Quote of the Day

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than be comforted, to understand, than to be understood, to love, than to be loved…and the rest I forget.

Reverend H.W. Smith

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About tosabarbell

For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to 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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2 Responses to Backyard Games

  1. Brittney says:

    Send a girl some info!

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