Sand Wars

Now that I’ve been here a whole year, I get to start hitting some events and call it the ‘annual’ X. This weekend is one of my favorites. It’s time for the third annual (my second) Battle at the Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan at the Bradford Beach Pavillion.

ProStrongman Sam McMahon puts on a hellava show. Fo sho! Even though this is an amateur event, the weights are heavier than some pro shows I’ve seen. He has the best of the best from around the world competing and these men will have to work their hardest for each step and every rep. The $4000 in prize money ensures these guys will indeed battle to the end in every event. I can’t wait!

Sam is up front with the competitors as to what to expect and what is expected of them, I like that. They must too since one of the Strongman posted on the Fb how appreciative he was of the direct communication. I thought that was cool.

2011 Arnold Strongman Classic winner and 2011 World’s Strongest Man, Brian Shaw, will be in the house (so to speak) smoozing with the crowd and just being his 6’8″ awesome self. Matt has joked before about HIM feeling dainty around Brian so I’m looking forward to meeting him.  Willie Wessels of North American Strongman corp. will again be announcing and I’ll be selling some of their awesome shirts and gear. So come buy some swag, YO!

There will be few things better to do on a Saturday than sit on a beach and watch Strongman. There is no attendance fee, just put on your rubba slippas and grab your beach chair. And don’t forget about one of the best parts of the day…

Beach Bar Beers!!!!

What use is an unloaded gun?

Tony Soprano

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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 of 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. Her 4 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. She is an active competitor in Weightlifting, receiving the Silver Medal in the 2016 World Master's Championship; is a Master's World Champion in Highland Games, and competes in Highlander Games. 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 Professional Strongman who competes regularly 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. Matt will host many Strongman Saturdays at tosabarbell which are sure to be followed by food. Lots of food. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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