Posts in "personal training"

Doing Your Time: The Value of a Good Strength and Conditioning Internship

I never quite understand the infatuation some fitness professionals have with telling the world how much they’re “grinding” or hustling.” As if to imply their work ethic deserves more praise than the thousands of other coaches and trainers getting up early to, you know, go to work. What’s more, those who continuously gloat about their… Read more

Tony is Critical of CrossFit, But Should He Be?

Relax. My ego hasn’t ballooned to the point where I now refer to myself (and my posts) in the third person. Although I do kinda like the sound of it: Tony is critical of washing the dishes and putting them away, but should he be? Tony thinks Audi should sponsor this website, preferably by giving… Read more

Why Training In a Group Gives You Leverage

Today’s guest post comes with impeccable timing. Since I left Cressey Sports Performance a few weeks ago and started arm wrestling tanks working with people out of a small studio space in Boston (Run Strong Studio), I’ve switched gears a bit professionally reverting back to my roots focusing on semi-private training. CSP has used the… Read more

How To Improve Chin-Ups and Pull-Ups From the Ground

Excuse my language: but fuck what the scale says. Photo Credit: Rick Kligman I hate that the scale is often deemed the end-all, be-all measure of progress; the litmus test innumerable people gravitate towards to gauge their success when it comes to their health and well-being (or worse, self worth). I’ve written on this topic before… Read more

Become a Superhero Trainer

SURPRISE. Bonus weekend edition post today from San Antonio based personal trainer, Jonathan Acosta. Jonathan has written a handful of posts on this site, most notably his popular Carbohydrate Rotation Revamped article. Today he discusses what “superpower” is most beneficial for every trainer to be successful. Enjoy! Like any other guy I’m a bit of… Read more

Where Fitness Professionals Go Wrong When Training Women

Anyone’s who read TonyGentilcore.com for any length of time knows I’m passionate about a number of things: 1. Deadlifts 2. Beef Jerky (or any dead animal flesh really. Except eel. Or octopus. Or snail. Basically it needs to have legs if I’m going to eat it). 3. Star Wars 4. My Cat 5. Helping to reverse… Read more

Gym Etiquette 201

A friend of mine and amazing writer, James Fell, wrote a clever piece recently titled Gym Etiquette 101 highligting some of the not-so-etiquette-like shenanigans many gym goers are violators of. Give it a read. It’s hilarious. After reading it myself I was inspired to shell out my own list of Gym Etiquette rules. Admittedly I sort of… Read more

The Trainer-Client Relationship

Q: Hey TG- I’ll keep this short and sweet. So I’ve got a couple clients that have asked the awkward question “will I ever be able to do a pullup?” I really don’t like telling people what they can’t do. They come to me for solutions, ya know? Anyways, how do you approach the question and a)maintain… Read more