Monthly Archives: January 2012

Q and A: My Supplement List

Q: What, if any, supplements do you actually take? I know you’re a whole-food-before-supps kind of guy, but I also know that you get your goody basket from Biotest every month. Just curious as to what stuff you find worthwhile. A:  I’ve discussed my stance on supplements in the past, so at the expense of… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Standing Half Press

I know, I know.  Normally I scoff at any exercise that suggests using a limited ROM (leg press, anyone?), and I typically have to resist the urge to throw my face into a brick wall.  But today, since I’m in a little bit of a rush (and because there’s currently a HUGE fire in the… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/13/12

It’s been a busy week in both my professional and personal life.  We’re seemingly bursting at the seams at the facility getting everyone ready for the upcoming baseball season.  Many of the college guys who are home on their breaks will be heading back to school starting next week though, so it should slow down… Read more

Box Squat vs. Squat TO Box (Yes There’s a Difference)

A few months ago I wrote an article for titled Squatmeggedon – All Things Squatting, where I discussed several different thought processes I had as it relates to SPOILER ALERT:  squatting. One topic that struck a chord with me (which is why I wrote about it), as well as with many people who read… Read more

Tony Takes a Yoga Class – Part II

For those who missed it, yesterday I rehashed some of my (admittedly early in my career, albeit I still agree with 95% of it) thoughts on yoga.  And, what’s more, I left everyone in a bit of cliffhanger, stating that I did, in fact, attend my very first yoga class this past weekend. To recap:… Read more

Tony Takes a Yoga Class – Part I

“Is there anyone here who’s new or who’s never done yoga before?” the tall, lean, yoga instructor asked. Taking a glance around the room, with my girlfriend sitting directly to my right, and surrounded by a roomful of women, I reluctantly raised my hand.  Slowly.  I gave a nervous, meager chuckle and that’s how it… Read more

Cressey Performance General Badassery

On a “good” day at Cressey Performance we average around 55+ clients/athletes. During this time of year, however – a time when all three of our major demographics (professional baseball players, collegiate athletes, as well as all the high school athletes we train) seemingly collide – that number bumps up to roughly 110+ per day…. Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/5/12

A few weeks ago, when I asked my readership what they wanted me to change/keep the same in 2012, I had a resounding number of people mention how they really enjoyed the Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work series. This was fabulous news to me for a couple of reasons: 1.  It saves… Read more