I’ve been waiting for what seems like a year for this weekend. I’ll be heading to Michigan for one of my pilot’s wedding which means not only do I get to celebrate the very special day of one of the people I most respect and admire in this world (and his awesome girl) but I get to spend time with a large portion of my Top Gun crew.
I adore my pilots. Nowhere else in life have I been able to watch the drive and determination of a whole group of people who so carefully keep their eyes on the prize. That they do so with such character and humor makes them all the more special. The fact that one is currently out of the country and will be dearly missed will make our time even that more special and I’m so thankful for it.
I’m excited to hear about their adventures and their lives and just be enveloped in their craziness. So a little Top Gun to kick off the weekend seems appropriate.
Enjoy the weekend.
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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.
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