Monthly Archives: July 2010

How To Find a Good Personal Trainer

Q: So how do you find a good personal trainer? Obviously I can read you, find about Alwyn Cosgrove, or Mike Boyle, Craig Balantyne, etc. But what about just finding some guy(or girl) around me that will do more than just show me how to use the Nautilus machines? A: Last week I ranted about… Read more

What Makes Muscle, Keeps Muscle. Why Women Should Lift Heavy Things.

Kate walked into Cressey Performance last weekend literally hugging her copy of The New Rules of Lifting for Women. “You HAVE to make this required reading for any woman who trains here,” she said. “Tony, everything you tell us not to do, is right here in this book – it’s amazing.” In all honesty, Lou… Read more

Top Program Design Resources

Q. Hey Tony, what do you feel are the best resources out there when it comes to strength/hypertrophy training with regards to program design? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! A: I probably get one of these emails once a week from upcoming trainers and strength coaches. As it is, I see a lot… Read more

Harder Doesn’t Mean Better (Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter)

There’s a mentality, albeit a small one, amongst some fitness enthusiasts that the only way to gauge the effectiveness of a training session is whether or not they’re able to walk on two feet at the end of it. That is, unless they’re close to vomiting their breakfast up, they feel the session was a… Read more


Alright, I want to apologize in advance for the less than great content that’s been posted recently. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it’s been complete foo-foo nonsense, it’s been close. I promise, with chocolate covered cherries on top, that once I get this apartment situation is settled, I’ll be back… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Ball to Wall Rhythmic Stabilizations

What Is It: Ball to Wall Rhythmic Stabilizations Who Did I Steal it From: Mike Reinold, the same guy whom I “stole” quadruped rhythmic stabilizations from a few months ago. What Does It Do: As I’ve noted in the past, the main function of the rotator cuff isn’t so much external/internal rotation, as well as… Read more

I’m Not Writing About LeBron James

Q: I have been reading your blog for some time now, and just want to tell you, I love what you have to say! I just wanted to ask you what your thoughts were on team training! I am a strength and conditioning coach at the high school level. I have anywhere from 45-60 kids… Read more

Lemonade Out of Lemons

My car is almost eight years old. It was the first major purchase I made after graduating from college, and to say that it has some sentimental value would be an understatement. I love my car. It just surpassed the 152,000 mile mark, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m starting to think… Read more