Monthly Archives: March 2010

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Shovel Lift

Like most people, I’m always looking for new and inventive ways to train the “core.” Contrary to what many of the muscle-rags or many of the popular health/fitness magazines may advocate, when I think of core training, the first thing that comes to my mind is anti-rotation. Or, better yet, stabilization. Truth be told, I… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday

1. According to THIS story, a New Jersey resident is close to getting a reality show and book deal while attempting to become the world’s heaviest woman. Donna Simpson, 42, laid out a plan to follow a 12,000 calorie-per-day diet in an effort to get her from her current weight of 604 lbs, to beached… Read more

Poll: What Will Tony Do Tonight at the Alicia Keys Concert?

1. Play it cool, like a ninja?* OR 2. Scream like a 13 year old girl at a Jonas Brothers concert? **Which may or may not entail me going shirtless** **HINT: It totally does. Note to Self: need to go buy glitter paint

What’s Worse: Eggs or Men’s Figure Skating?

Anyone who’s read my blog for any length of time knows that I’m a huge fan of Trader Joe’s. Likewise, anyone who’s read my blog for any length of time knows that I’m not a huge fan of ignorant cashiers who feel the need to make comments about what’s in my cart. I’ve touched on… Read more

Everything Is An Assessment

You’ve all probably heard the saying, “if you’re not assessing, you’re guessing.” I wholeheartedly agree. What’s more, as fitness professionals, this can mean the difference between helping someone achieve their goals, or you know, getting sued. It often boggles my mind that many trainers still have no concept of how crucial the initial assessment is…. Read more

Q & A: Which Is More Dangerous: Training Your Spouse or Wrestling a Shark?

Q: Tony, I have a question about the workout I’ve got my wife doing. I have her going to the gym 4x per week. Day 1: consists of DB squats, DB RDL’s, calf raises, and Pallof Presses. All for three sets of 10-12 repetitions. Day 2: consists of a DB complex with 12 minutes of… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work

All I have to say is holy sheeeeeeeeit. Alicia Keys totally rocked my world last night. Hands down, the woman can sing; not to mention puts on an amazing show. My girlfriend and I showed up around 7:30, found our seats, and listened to the opening act, which was awful. I don’t know, I’m not… Read more

Theyyyy’re Here

First things first, I’m hoping that everyone can send some good vibes our way, as CP client Danny O’Connor attempts to run his professional boxing record to 11-0 tonight at Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln, RI. It looks like we have roughly 15 people from CP attending the fight tonight, so it should be a… Read more