Monthly Archives: December 2010

Why I hate Leg Curls

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Someone Just Got His Own Twitter Account

I held off for as long as possible, but after some coaxing from various people (EC, Bret Contreras, the guys doing my new website, and Jesus, to name a few), I finally have my own Twitter account. You can subscribe/follow it HERE So, I guess this means I’m kind of a big deal now. Maybe… Read more

How to Solve the AC Joint Riddle

Q: Tony, I have a friend who is having shoulder issues, namely along the lines of AC joint problems. Besides just rest and surgery, what can she do, if anything, to help, and what exercises should she absolutely avoid? A: To keep this as succinct as possible, with regards to your friend’s AC (Acromioclavicular, for… Read more

Don’t Have Time to Train?

I know I’ve been slacking on the content as of late, but it’s for good reason – I swear! For starters, Cressey Performance is continually growing; and, as of last week, not only did we break our record for most sessions done in a day (twice!), but we broke our weekly record as well. Needless… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Standing Cable Anti-Rotation Chop

A bit off-topic to start, but I just wanted to give my two cents on 127 Hours; otherwise known as “that movie where that dude cuts off his right arm.” A lot has been said about how graphic this movie is. So graphic, in fact, that there have been several reports of people passing out… Read more

Model Whisperer

NY Times: article http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/t-magazine/25remix-whisperer-t.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all On one end of the spectrum, Justin is doing exactly what he’s asked to do – get these ladies ready for a fashion show where the acceptable look is weak, frail, and skinny. To that end, I have absolutely no qualms with what he’s doing. Honestly, I’d never train a Victoria… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending to Work: One vs. Two Legs, Barefoot Training, and Deadlift Troubleshooting

Just a quick reminder: you only have until tonight (12/10) at midnight to save 20% on Jim Smith’s Accelerated Muscular Development 2.0. After that, the price goes up and you’ll be sad. Smitty has gone of his way to provide one of the most comprehensive programs I’ve ever come across. It’s so comprehensive, in fact,… Read more

Low Back Q and A

Mark – My apologies for taking so long to respond! Things have been uber busy at CP, and with the Holiday looming (cue Jaws theme music here), I’ve just been swamped trying to keep up with writing, programs, and answering emails. Anyways, I’m sorry to hear about your dilemma! Believe me, as someone who know… Read more