Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: 3/28/2011

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1.   For those of you who missed it, I HIGHLY suggest you click HERE and get caught up on all the shenanigans that took place over the weekend.

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Go a head, I’ll wait


So, about five weeks ago, Stevo contacted us at Cressey Performance saying how he and his girlfriend (Kelsey) were planning on making a trip to Boston sometime this fall, and that they would love to stop by the facility to check things out, talk some shop, and maybe get a lift in.  Cool – no biggie. 

However, Stevo also mentioned that both he ad Kelsey were hoping to be married this fall and that he had yet to propose to her, and he was wondering if either myself or Eric would get involved.

I called dibs, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Steve and I exchanged several e-mails throughout the whole process, and talked on the phone last week to finalize everything and come up with a sweet game plan.  All I had to do was write the blog post, and post it by 8:15 Saturday morning.

I wrote the e-mail Friday night and pressed save like 49 times.    Come Saturday morning, I was one nervous wreck (I can’t imagine what Stevo was going through) – I woke up at 5 AM and all I could think about was what could go wrong:

  • Will my computer crash?
  • What happens if the internet isn’t working?
  • What if I’m abducted by aliens and can’t post the blog in time?
  • What if she says no?
  • Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Suffice it to say, everything went exactly according to plan.  She arrived for her Saturday morning workout, when one of the other coaches at Stevo’s gym said “hey Kelsey, you HAVE to check out Tony’s blog today……….

Long story short, she said yes, and I couldn’t be happier for the two of them.

Here’s a shot of when Stevo actually proposed

And here’s a picture of the couple later that day prior to dinner:

See you both in the Fall!!!

2.  In keeping with the good news vibe, a HUGE congratulations goes out to CP client, Tim Collins, who was officially named to the Opening Day roster for the Kansas City Royals yesterday.

Tim walked through the doors of Cressey Performance back in the fall of 2007 as an un-drafted, 138 lb, left-handed relief pitcher out of high school.  He worked his butt off, did his thing, and now, three and a half years later he’s a big leauger.  I couldn’t be happier for him, and I can’t wait to give him a man hug when I see him at Fenway.

3.  I was talking with one of our clients the other day (who happens to be a board certified Chiropractic Neurologist), and he mentioned in passing that he recently read a study that eating a 1/4 cup of broccoli everyday reduced one’s risk of diabtetes by something like 14%.  To put that into perspective, 1/4 cup is like two small spears.  That’s it.  It just goes to show that if you put forth just liiiiiiiiiiiitle bit of effort, and put down the Snickers bar, you can make drastic changes to your health.

4.  HA!  Someone sent me this link on Facebook with the title:  Does anybody else see a problem here (as in – WTF what this guy thinking)?

i don’t know which is funnier:  the fact that the guy who actually posted this video thought this was impeccable form, or the guy in the background around the 1:20 mark who deemed this bad-ass enough to film on his iPhone.

5.  So yesterday I’m sitting on the couch reading my Robet Ludlum book when my girlfriend, Lisa, says “you ready to go get something to eat?”  “Does Dolly Parton sleep on her back?  Of course, I’m ready to go eat,” I reply. 

“Okay, cool.  All I need is like five minutes to finish my lecture for class, and we’ll go.” 

And then it happened……….

While looking for a ying/yang picture for her lecture, she ended up clicking on a link that contained a virus (System Defender to be exact) and all hell broke loose. 

Roughly four hours later, we managed to finally contain it and “fingers crossed” get rid of it.  But it got me thinking  [EAR MUFFS ALERT]

Who ever designed that virus is a goat-fucking, piece of shit, assbag.  There, I feel better now.

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  • glen

    I just feel sorry for that goat!

  • Lunge: Lack of serious mobility and thats just one of the problems in the Oh S#%t Bag. Injury waiting to happen. Bet if you told him to do a quarter of that weight at FULL ROM and corrective form he would be sore for a few days.

  • That lunge video was painful to watch!

  • Russell Sharp

    One of my managers' father was just diagnosed with diabetes last week. I wonder how much eating broccoli would help fight that, I'm guessing a good bit. Also I'm a huge Ludlum fan, which book were you reading?

  • You're the man, Tony.

  • R Smith


    I met Tim when I visited CP in Dec. 2009. Thought he was a great guy then, and from watching his CP videos and reading about him, I'm convinced I was right. Proud to see someone work their butt off and become successful because of it.

    About the lunge guy: I guess it's asking too much nowadays for guys to go through full ROM in the gym.


  • You can always schedule your post in advance, that way it takes all the guess work out of when and how you're going to post it. Just sayin.

  • Chris

    Is that a picture of the happy couple in front of a Friday's?

  • Too many things to say. I was angry, I laughed, I think I even teared up at one point. Great post.

    Btw, Thought your 'friend' warrick and his trainer might find this interesting.


  • “I woke up at 5 AM and all I could think about was what could go wrong” – Oh, Tony, I'd love to be a fly on the wall when you're proposing!

    Maybe future videos like the one above need to come with a disclaimer prior to watching…like 'if you're drinking your morning coffee when reading this, please swallow before you press play so that you don't spit said coffee onto your new Macbook'.

    Clearly Warrick hasn't read this piece by Mike Robertson –


  • I think I see what's wrong with the video – the guy is wearing gloves!

    As Rip says – “if you're going to wear gloves, make sure they match your purse.”

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