Face Pulls: Do Them Right, Do Them Often

I know what you’re thinking. “Face pulls? Really, Tony? That’s what you’re going to write about today? What’s next: Talking about the Kreb’s Cycle? Discussing all the uses of Osmium? Breaking down who will win this season of The Bachelorette?” I get it. Face pulls aren’t the most exciting exercise in the universe, but I’ve… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/15/18

Last week was the first week in many weeks I hadn’t posted a Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work. I hope you weren’t too sad. Not first time watching Titantic sad, but, you know, maybe my cousin didn’t wish me a Happy Birthday on Facebook sad.. Anyway, be sad no more. Lets get… Read more

Tuning Tension: Getting the Most From Your Muscle

A few weeks ago I presented at the Spurling Spring Seminar up in Kennebunk, Maine. The first presenter of the day, Portland based physical therapist Noah Harrison, blew me away with his talk on muscular tension. Honestly, the only way his presentation could have been better is if he somehow included a pair of nunchucks…. Read more

Appearance On the Easy Wins Podcast

I was recently invited onto the Easy Wins Healthy Lifestyle Podcast hosted by Mitch Harb.   The concept is simple: to inspire people to take action on living the healthy life they deserve. Mitch sits down with guests to discuss habits, fitness, diet, and overall happiness. I was fortunate enough to be one of those… Read more

A Cliff Notes Albeit Honest Guide to Successful Presenting in the Fitness Industry

I’m a little over a week removed from two workshops I did in Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia. That’s in Canada for the geographically challenged. One was a four-hour shindig on shoulder assessment at the downtown Equinox in  Vancouver for a team of their trainers. The second event took place in Victoria, on Vancouver Island… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Deadbug Floor Press

I don’t say this lightly. I am IronmanDeadbugs are underrated and you need to be doing more of them. I believe they’re as important and integral of an exercise to your success in the weight-room as squats, deadlifts, or just about any barbell lift you can think of. In fact, I’d go so far as… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/1/18

I’m in Vancouver for the weekend doing a pair of workshops. One at Equinox for a crew of trainers and one in nearby Victoria for a two-day assessment, program design, deadlifting, cat meme extravaganza It’s lovely here. And the people are lovely too. I was at Equinox yesterday to get a quick lift in after… Read more

5 Quick Tips to Increase Strength

There are no “hacks” to getting strong. I’m a firm believer you get out of it what you put in. It’s hard, and it takes a lot of hard work; oftentimes over the course of several years. That said, below are a few “quick” tips that can help expedite the process. Admittedly there’s nothing profound… Read more