Monthly Archives: December 2011

Holiday Shopping for the Fitness Enthusiast/Professional

Christmas is right around the corner, and as you can tell by the picture to the left, Lisa and I ventured out and got our very first “real” tree this year. Last year we got a tree, but it was literally like a foot long (and we got at Whole Foods… the checkout line), and… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/15/11

The BOLD Study: Defining the Role of Lean Beef in a Heart Healthy Diet – Dr. Mike Where’s the beef? That’s what this study – hot off the presses in The American Journal of of Clinical Nutrition – headed by my friend, Dr. Mike Roussell, set out to do. Red meat as long been demonized… Read more

How Not Training Can Help You Make Progress

Q:  I’ve noticed in my own training that rest seems to smash PB’s (Personal Bests) for me more than being in the weights room every other day, or that is how it seems. Let me give you an example. Three weeks ago I hit a PB on deadlift of 160kg (352lbs, ish) for 1 rep,… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Inchworm Complex

Last Friday I wrote a little sumthin sumthin about my visit to the Diesel Strength facility, and how I essentially felt like a kid in a candy store training alongside my boy Jim “Smitty” Smith. Traveling to other facilities to see what various coaches are doing with their clients and athletes, as well as using… Read more

Bench Press Article Teaser

Either later this week, or most likely next week, my latest article on will come out titled Tips for a Badass Bench. In it, I discuss some of the variables that get overlooked when it comes to benching.  Namely, how to properly set-up. It’s not the sexiest topic in the world, and I can… Read more

Tony Visits Diesel Strength

One of the coolest parts about my job – other than all the free t-shirts – is the fact that I have the opportunity to meet a lot of smart and really amazing people in the industry. As an example, I remember way back in 2006 when I had just started getting my name out… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 12/8/2011

First off, my apologies for not putting up a post yesterday. I was having some technical difficulties with the site, and was trying not to jump out the window, but thankfully the guys over at Copter Labs took care of it in two shakes of a lambs tail (name that movie reference), and now we’re… Read more

Post Rehab Essentials

I don’t care if you’re a personal trainer who just started working at the local Gold’s Gym last week, or a seasoned veteran who’s been training people for the past 10-15 years, it’s inevitable that you’re going to be working with the walking wounded at some point in your career. Everyone  you work with is… Read more