Monthly Archives: January 2015

Add This to the List of Topics You’d Never Thought You’d See On This Site: Mastering the Back Bend For Greater Strength

What’s next? Soy protein recipes? Note from TG: Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Cincinnati based personal trainer, Collin Messer. It’s on the back bend…which, admittedly, is a topic I never would have considered putting up on this site 3-5 years ago. Photo Credit: Christine Hewitt I mean, if the topic didn’t revolve around deadlifts,… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday Musings: January 2015

Welcome to the first Miscellaneous Miscellany Post of 2015! Fresh off an impressive Pats win last night no less! So, what’s everyone’s prediction for the Super Bowl? I honestly have a hard time convincing myself to pick one team over the other. I tend to ride on the same fence as my favorite sports talk… Read more

8 Non-Fitness Books Every Fitness Professional Should Read

Make no mistake: I stole the idea for today’s blog post from my buddy Dean Somerset who, yesterday, wrote a fantastic post titled 9 Non-Fitness Books Every Fitness Professional Should Read. Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn He bragged about not making his list a list of ten, and that nine was way cooler. Well, I beg… Read more

MFF Best Life Radio: The Interview I Did While Wearing No Pants <-- True Story

“Isn’t he that dude who owns a gym in NYC, who’s obsessed with, like, rainbows and unicorns and stuff?” That was the question EC asked me a few summers ago when I had mentioned in passing that this guy named Mark Fisher was coming to CSP (along with his head trainer, Kyle Langworthy) for mine… Read more

MFF Best Life Radio: The Interview I Did While Wearing No Pants

“Isn’t he that dude who owns a gym in NYC, who’s obsessed with, like, rainbows and unicorns and stuff?” That was the question EC asked me a few summers ago when I had mentioned in passing that this guy named Mark Fisher was coming to CSP (along with his head trainer, Kyle Langworthy) for mine… Read more

Unspoken Gym Rules: You Joined a Gym!? Great! Now What?

There are a lot of rules we have to follow. I’m all for following them, but sometimes it gets exhausting. Photo Credit: caren litherland In elementary school (grades 1-5 here in the States), on top of learning our multiplication tables and how to write in cursive (maybe they don’t teach that anymore? I don’t know),… Read more

Classy, Comfy, Complimentary: Steel & Rye

Note from Tony: Every weekend Lisa and I make the trek into the city (Boston) to eat some fabulous food. We’re original and appropriately call this event “Date Night.”  [FYI: Lisa vetoed my idea to call it something with more bravado: I.e., “A Night of Libations, Eating Dead Animal Flesh, and Crushing Gluten.” Yes, I… Read more

Tips For Becoming a Better Fitness Writer

Note from TG: Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Cressey Sports Performance’s most recent hire, strength coach Tony Bonvechio. Otherwise known as “the other Tony.” A former collegiate baseball player, current competitive powerlifter, amazing coach, and prolific writer himself (he holds a degree in Journalism and has had his work featured on sites like T-Nation… Read more