Monthly Archives: March 2012

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/30/12

The World’s Greatest Exercise? – some schmuck named Gentilcore Here’s an article I wrote for that went up last week. SPOILER ALERT:  Not to break the suspense or anything – as if the picture didn’t give it away – but it’s about squats. This was actually one of THREE articles I sent in on… Read more


Push-ups are like the Rodney Dangerfield of the fitness community – they get no respect. Often deemed a waste of time, or worse, “too easy,” push-ups are generally an after-thought with regards to exercise selection. I mean, who has time to do push-ups after four sets of bench presses, seven sets of incline presses, and… Read more

Tony Goes on a Fieldtrip (and other updates)

I’ve had my plate full the past few days, and hence, explains the lack of blogging prowess recently. As it happens, Tuesday is generally my “off” day where I spend the bulk of it catching up on things that I don’t have time to do otherwise – brainstorming articles, writing programs, answering emails, crushing protein… Read more

Q & A: Fixing the “Tuck Under” When Squatting – Part II

For those who missed it, last week I opened a discussion on how to go about addressing/fixing the “tuck under” when squatting.  For the record, the tuck under (or butt wink as it’s more commonly known) is not some new move that all the youngsters are raging on the dance floor nowadays – similar to… Read more

Q & A: Fixing the “Tuck Under” When Squatting – Part I

NOTE (from August, 2014):  I wrote this article back in March 2012. When I was an idiot. I still hope you read what I have to say below, because most of what I say still applies. However, I’ve changed my thought process significantly since I originally posted this article. For a more up-to-date, um, update…check… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: Red Meat Scare x2, Fitness Writing, and Food Principles

The Red Meat Scare: What Do We Make of It? – Dr. Jonny Bowden I’ll admit to two man-crushes:  Matt Damon and Jonny Bowden.  After this post, however, the good doctor might have just taken the  man-crush thing to a whole new level. In short, there’s this “study” (HEAVY emphasis on the quotations) that came… Read more

The Power of Touch: Where Some Trainers Miss the Boat

When we were down in Florida a few weeks ago on vacation, even though a bulk of our time was spent vegging by the pool eating honey wheat pretzels (me) and drinking martinis (Lisa), we still made it a priority to find a gym to train at so that we could 1) burn off said… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: 3/19/12

I know, I was pretty lame last week and was only able get a post up three times.  And now I’m starting things off with yet another Miscellaneous post.  What gives Gentilcore????  Well, for starters, I don’t like that tone of yours. Secondly, since we’re entering our “slow” time of year with the baseball season… Read more