Monthly Archives: September 2010

Exercises You Should Be Doing (Special Wedding Edition)

I need to lift something heavy So said Anna (the future first lady of Cressey Performance) as she walked through the front office door two nights ago. Not surprisingly, after having spent the better part of the past year helping to plan their wedding, Anna was a liiiiiiiiiiiiittle stressed out knowing that her and Eric’s… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work

Just wanted to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who chimed in yesterday on whether I should buy a Mac or a PC. I’m still up in the air on what I’m going to do, but needless to say this isn’t something I’m just going to jump into without being a well informed consumer…. Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Should I Get a Mac, Food Myths, and My New Favorite Stretch

The good news? I survived Eric’s bachelor party Saturday night. Barely. The bad? It pretty much zapped any creative thought in my head, so you’re stuck with a pretty lame random Monday. Deal with it. 1. As I typed this blog post (yesterday), I came to the realization that my laptop is quickly approaching its… Read more

Still Think Lifting Heavy Things Makes You Big and Bulky?

A little back story. Four years ago, when I first moved to Boston, I got a job at a rather well known commercial gym right in heart of the city. Aside from the 30 minute T ride into work everyday (and the constant struggle to not want to pour battery acid into my eyes every… Read more

How to Get Better

Q: Tony, love the blog and all that jazz, so on and so forth. Long story short, I recently was hired as a Master Trainer at a pretty successful gym after I graduated with my masters degree in Exercise Physiology. Although I believe I make sound programs and am knowledgeable about the body, I still… Read more

When in Doubt, Blame Deadlifts

I had a buddy of mine email last week telling me that his back has been bothering him lately. “Just a dull ache,” he said, “nothing too serious.” He mentioned he went to visit a local chiropractor who, after taking an MRI, discovered that he had two disc bulges. Bummer. Almost predictably, the chiro ended… Read more

It’s Time to Get Your SHOW AND GO On

This is it! After what seems like an eternity (a year to be exact), Eric Cressey has finally released his new product, Show and Go: High Performance Training to Look, Feel, and Move Better: As many of you may or may not know, Eric and I have been friends for quite some time. In all… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Skinny Guys, The Town, Firemen Invade CP

1. It’s been a while since I’ve started one of my miscellaneous posts with an actual training tip, so here it goes; One major mistake I see a lot of skinny guys making is thinking that the best way to add on appreciable size is to do more work. The thinking goes as follows: if… Read more