Monthly Archives: June 2011

Extreme Makeover: Deadlift Edition

Anyone familiar with popular show Extreme Home Makeover knows the premise:  a family, fallen on hard times and down on their luck, is sent on vacation for two weeks while Ty Pennington and his team of contractors, designers, carpenters, not to mention an entire town… Read more

A Closer Look At…….Shoulder Pain

Note from TG: the post below will take you to my latest article over at It’s Monday, otherwise known as National Bench Press Day. Like so many others in the same weekly routine, you dutifully head to the gym after… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/28/2011

Attention Scale Addicts – Jason Seib One of my female distance coaching clients sent me the link to this post the other day, and I thought it was fantastic.  If anything, it drives home the point that scale weight doesn’t mean diddly… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Die Mouse Edition

1.  Figured I’d start this week off with an Operation Co-Habitation update.  As many of you who already read this blog know – my girlfriend, Lisa, and I moved in together about a week ago today.  The good news:  neither of us have felt the… Read more

Q and A: If It Hurts – Stop Doing It (but you can still do other stuff)

Q:  Hi Tony- Love your articles.  I am 50 years old and have been lifting since 1975.  Mostly bodybuilding programs.  Back in August of 2008, I was doing heay seated front presses when I twisted wrong upon pressing up.  A day later… Read more

Perfecting the 1-Legged RDL

As much as I poke fun at commercial gyms on occasion, I have to say, in the grand scheme of things, it provides for awesome blog content.  Almost without fail, anytime I feel a case of “writer’s block” rearing its ugly head – as has… Read more

How to Become a Beautiful Badass

I’m baaaaaaaaaack.  Sorry for the delay in getting anything up this week, but as you all know, Operation Co-Habitation was in full swing this past weekend.  And, while everything is moved in and essentially put away (for the most part) – we’re also dealing with… Read more

Who Has a Better Workout of the Day: CrossFit or CP?

I just happened to step on the scale this morning, and noticed that I’ve lost roughly eight lbs since starting this whole moving process a few days ago.  Good grief!  That’s just unacceptable!  I kind of feel like Christian Bale’s character from The Machinist -… Read more