Friday Jams

Madge turns 55 today and she’s still rockin’ it. This was one of the videos that launched a career; a fashion trend; and many parents wondering what their world has come to that their kids listen to this crap. (Ok, that may have been just my parents.)

Hear how high her voice is? Funny. Say what you want, she’s aged well. I thought she kicked Superbowl arse two years ago (at least she didn’t cause a power outage anyway.)  She owns who she is, weirdness and all, and seems content to just live her life. Her way. Respect.

So Happy Birthday Madonna. Thanks for the music.

Best of luck also to the World’s Strongest as they begin competition over in China. The updates from Lauren Hollands have been hilarious and she’s included some very nice pictures over the last few days. Strength and health to her man, Terry;  our pal Loz; Z (my fav); our local fav Brian Shaw; our Hungarian favorite, Akos; and the rest of the men. And for dogsakes, some one bring something normal for Lauren to eat. She’s starving over there. Heh.

Enjoy the Weekend.

I never had a rivalry with Madonna. You don’t knock another sister; ever. There’s room for everybody on this planet; you don’t have to be like anyone else.

Cyndi Lauper

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For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. 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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