Monthly Archives: April 2010

A Look Inside the CP Staff Lift

The sign above is what greets every person as they walk into Cressey Performance on a daily basis. Sometimes, though, we’ll have an athlete who fails to see the sign, and I’ll catch him texting on his phone while he’s out on the floor. Big no no – unless, of course, either Megan Fox or… Read more

A Little Dose of Vitamin Awesome to Start the Week

Here’s me this past Saturday hitting a 20 lb PR – 570 lbs at a body weight of 190 (taken first thing in the AM). Looking at it again, I probably had more in me, but I was happy with it. At 3x bodyweight, I certainly can’t complain. And, for the record, I have no… Read more

Another *small* Rant on Progressive Overload

Last week, I wrote a post discussing (albeit briefly) the whole concept of progressive overload. As it were, I did so because one of the questions that I hear most often in the gym is: How much weight should I use? I’m not gonna lie; every time I hear that question, it’s like someone’s taking… Read more

Morning Cup of Vomiting In My Mouth

If you’re not dumber after watching the video below, then I’d be surprised. CLICK ME (sorry, I couldn’t embed the video directly). Okay, just to make sure you didn’t kill all your brain cells, I need to ask you a few questions: – Name THIS color? – What’s 2+2? – Can you even read what… Read more

Q and A: Cliff Notes Guide to Hamstring Strains

Q: Tony, I am a D3 sprinter and my coach has us doing almost 150 crunches everyday. After seeing your post on why crunches are terrible for you, I was wondering what some good core exercises are? Also, I pulled my hamstring what are some strengthening exercises? Yes, my flexibility is sub-par. A: For starters,… Read more

What You SHOULD Do On Your “Off Day”

Right off the bat, I just want to say thanks to all of those who left suggestions in yesterday’s blog. I haven’t spoken with her yet, but I can almost guarantee that my mom has gone through 18 boxes of Kleenex listening to every song that has been suggested. I don’t want you to stop… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday

1. Just wanted to give a shout out to Tom Newman and the rest of the Sandbata team for organizing such an awesome event yesterday in Newport, Rhode Island. All told, roughly 50+ people showed up for Sandbata’s First Annual Golf Tournament, which helped raise funds for the Middletown High Athletic Club. Thankfully, mother nature… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work

As I alluded to earlier in the week, I’m heading up to the University of Southern Maine today to give two presentations. One of our current interns, Chris Pothier, asked me a while back if I’d be interested in going up to speak to their exercise science club, and basically talk about anything I wanted…. Read more