Friday Jams

Queen. Don’t Stop Me Now.

Not just tonight, but all weekend we’re going to have ourselves a good time. My girl is taking her first little road trip and driving from Minnesooota all the way to Milwaukee, heh. She has moral support and a GPS, all should be well. It’s still unclear if her twin will be coming with her, of course I love to have all my keiki in one place but sometimes work comes first.

Tomorrow is a full day. We head to Bayview for the annual Bayview Bash Strongman contest where Bigg will be helping out.

We jet back to tosa for an afternoon football game and then have pumpkin carving scheduled for after dinner. Yup, pumpkin carving. Yup, I know it’s early but when I have my kids in one place, we take advantage of it.

Besides, getting an extra week or two out of our favorite holiday is festive. We like festive.

Enjoy your weekend. To all the throwers out there in New Mexico, Loon Mtn., and elsewhere…Kilt it!

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. 

Sophia Loren

Training Log

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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