St. Lucia Day. Even though I didn’t enjoy portraying the St. Lucia when I was young, I still love the tradition. The music; the candles and wreaths; the Lassekatter; Pepparkakor; the orange juice. Yes, orange juice. We didn’t drink a lot of it when I was growing up so it was fun to have. It’s too sweet for me now so I enjoy the memories.
It’s a beautiful and special day and I’m so glad I was raised with such beautiful tradition. We’re on the go this morning since the Bigg guy is heading to the Middle East in a couple of hours so we won’t have our Smorgasbord today. We’ll wait until Christmas when we can get the real stuff in Minnesota. For today, I’ll appreciate the music…and the memories.
Enjoy the weekend.
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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.