Monthly Archives: August 2010

Q and A: My Back Hurts – Help

Q: Hi Tony. I enjoy your blog more than any other blog. Ever. But anyway, here’s my question: I’m a 28 yr old female, 5’0″ 135 and I enjoy powerlifting. I have been doing it for a year now. I think the squat is fabulous. My squat day breaks down like this: 3×5 currently at… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Family Visits Boston, Slideboards, Subway Star Wars

1. I had an awesome weekend spending time with my family in Boston over the weekend. My parents, as much as I love them, have made it out of New York state maybe once in the past 20 years. As such, it was kind of a big deal that they made the trip out (along… Read more

Sometimes, It Just Comes Down to Showing Up

“Hawaii, here I come.” So were the parting words of one of my female clients last week, a few days before leaving for her vacation. She showed up two months ago very skeptical. As it was, I guess I couldn’t blame her. I mean, here’s a woman who’s been told by all the other trainers… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Creatine, Progressive Overload, and Two Hot Jessicas

I’ve got nuthin for you today except this hilarious picture a CP client sent me, and a few things to read to keep you from jumping out of your office window. Enjoy! ABC News and Creatine – Chris Shugart I’m sure by now, many of you have heard the story about 13 high school football… Read more


Save this for a sad day There can only be one- reference to Stano Thriller reference Mike R’s post on Trainer’s Tips…..learn your craft before you start talking about marketing. Take it from me, I have a six pack, which obviously means I know what I’m talking about. Cues I like: spread the floor with… Read more

Q and A: Probably the Only Time an Astrophysicist Will Ever Ask ME a Question.

Q: First let me say that I think your blog is fantastic. I’m a long time reader, and I find your approach to fitness both entertaining and infinitely informative as I always look forward to reading it. My question is a brief one. I’m a PhD student in astrophysics, and things have really been ramping… Read more

Everything Pallof Press

Asking me to choose my favorite “core” exercise is akin to asking me what my favorite movie is. I mean, when it comes to the latter there are so many variables to choose from: Genre – drama, action/adventure, mystery, comedy, documentary, cult classics, foreign, whether or not I’d rather jump into a shark’s mouth/anything my… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done one of these, so lets get right to it. 1. I just realized last week that I posted my 500th blog. For those not in the know, I originally started this blog on The Boston Herald’s website when I first moved to Boston around four years ago…. Read more