Welcome to the New TonyGentilcore.com!
Why heeeeeeeello there! Sorry I’ve been out of the loop this week as far as writing prowess is concerned, but as you may or may not know, I’ve been up to a few things.
For starters, as I type these very words I’m en route to Washington, DC for mine and Dean Somerset’s Excellent High Five Workshop hosted by Underground Athlete in Sterling, VA.
We’re expecting a group of 25-30 coaches and trainers this weekend who will have a front row seat to whatever it is Dean and I feel like talking about for two days.
Assessment, corrective exercise – what it is (coaching correct movement) and what it is not (99.7% of the stuff involving a BOSU ball) – program design, coaching up some popular exercises (deadlift, squat, swings, get-ups), breaking down the latest season of Top Chef, it’s all fair game.
We always look forward to these events and we’re both just as excited to learn from all the various coaches who are going to be in attendance as they are to learn from us.
Second, and most obvious of all, HOLY SHIT look at the new digs!!!!!!
I gave a few minor hints that some aesthetic changes would be happening to the site sooner or later, and well, here you go.
1. Giving credit where it’s due: hats off to the people over at Copter Labs for doing yet another amazing job with everything. I worked with them four years ago when I wanted to step up my game with this website, and when it came time to up the ante again and take things to G6 status, it was an easy choice to elicit their expertise.
And it’s on that note I wanted to take a few moments today to provide some “house warming” introductions.
Gone is the ginormous picture cemented on the home page of me in the prototypical I’m-a-badass-strength-coach-with-my-arms-folded-in-front-of-me-look-at-my-biceps-LOOK-AT-THEM!!!! stance.
No one really wants to look at my ugly mug, especially me. Instead, I opted for more subtle and candid pictures of me coaching, as well as a few of me being me.
2. Contrary to the previous site, there’s now a homepage where people can peruse the services I have to offer, products I produce (and like), as well as sign up for my newsletter.
Subtle Hint —> You should sign up for my newsletter!! <— Subtle Hint
You can do so right on the Home Page.
3. When you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll immediately receive my Pick Things Up PDF, a 20-page ebook containing musings and miscellany on deadlifts.
In addition, in the days after you sign up, you’ll also be privy to a 10-minute video I filmed on deadlifting technique, as well as an offer to purchase Month #1 of my Pick Things Up deadlift specialization program on WeightTraining.com.
And in case you’re wondering: I’m not an asshat. I won’t spam you relentlessly, and I promise that my newsletter will (mostly) be used to update you on me (cause it’s all about me), provide additional unique content, and to appraise you to how many many days on Star Wars Episode VII comes out.
4. Just like the previous site, there’s an extensive Resources page that highlights all the websites, books, DVDs, and other resources I heart.
5. Different from the original site is a separate area where I’m going to write more “Off-Topic” content – appropriately titled “Miscellany.” I know I tend to go off on non-fitness tangents on the regular blog, but in this new area I’ll do that and then some.
Sometimes I get tired of writing about fitness and would rather talk about movies, restaurants Lisa and I visit, travel, old school 90210 episodes, or I don’t know, my cat.
Either way, this area will serve as a sort of experiment on my end and will be something I hope you will enjoy as well. Check it out HERE.
And that’s it. I’d love to hear any feedback you’d have to offer. Like the new look? Hate it? Wish I would just shut down the site, sell all my personal belongings, travel the world aimlessly, fight bad-doers, and meditate like David Carradine in Kung-Fu?
Well maybe I will!!!! You never listen to me anyways, it’s like I don’t even exist!!! You’re ruining my life!!!
Update (10 minutes later): Remember a few minutes ago when I yelled at you, and slammed the door in your face back? I was just hangry. I ate some eggs and now I feel better. You know I love you, right? Hugs?
Comments for This Entry
Hercules RockefellerYour new site is great, Tony! It was worth the wait, and will surely help you on your rise to world dominance. I discovered your site only about two months ago, and have been reading ALL the posts from the oldest up to the most current. I am at page 47. Your site, and the others you recommend, have certainly set me on the right path. I have been "Lifting" weights for a number of years now, if I dare to call it lifting. I was doing machine workouts, and other 'foo-foo' stuff, and you can tell. I am one of those guys that look much the same as I did three years ago! I was reading Men's Health, and BJ Gaddour kept mentioning your name, and I saw articles by you, so I decided to look you up. I am glad I did! Now I feel I am on the right path to gaining strength. I started reading your blog after I had a little revelation at the gym. I Noticed that all the guys that looked strong and fit were over in the FREE WEIGHT area, not with me in the machine area. Hmmmmm! Now I am prepping to start a strength program, right now I am just working out; I am doing a lot of core stuff, especially the Pallof variations, and watching your technique viddys carefully in prep. To cut it short, thank you Tony, and keep up the great work, and much success to you and your new fiance. Have to get ready to go to the gym, because as we all know, "heavy things won't lift themselves"! By the way, your first book should be called "Exercises you should be doing!
October 17, 2014 at 10:43 am |
TonyGentilcoreOh my gosh.....thank you Hercules.....which I assume is a pseudonym? If not, best name ever. That made my day. Keep up the hard work!
October 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm |
rich t"And in case you’re wondering: I’m not an asshat." Well it's good to put that question to rest... ;-) New site looks awesome... much cleaner/more efficient use of space. My question - I am already signed up for your newsletter! How do I get my be-chalked hands on your deadlift PDF and video? BTW while I'm here commenting, just want to say, again, that the TG workout group on weighttraining.com is great. Aside from the psychological relief of no longer constantly wondering if I'm doing the right programming, it WORKS... I've actually gotten steadily stronger while losing fat (both things that have historically been hard for me to achieve even separately, let alone together). Keep up the good work...
October 17, 2014 at 11:24 am |
TonyGentilcoreI'll be sure to send out a newsletter to all the previous signees so that you can get your hands on all that stuff. Cool?
October 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm |
October 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm |
Scottie2FitThe site looks real sharp! Enjoyed the latest article on BB.com also.
October 17, 2014 at 11:27 am |
October 17, 2014 at 6:51 pm |
NateNew site looks great Tony! The quality content isn't bad either.
October 17, 2014 at 11:02 pm |
October 19, 2014 at 7:20 am |
taedojudo old subscribers will get the video and pdf you made? awesome site!
October 18, 2014 at 2:32 pm |
TonyGentilcoreI'm going to send out a newsletter to old subscribers early next week that will provide links to the PDF, video, and discount code for the Pick Things Up program.
October 19, 2014 at 7:20 am |
taedojuthat's great :) thank you !
October 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm |
MichaelSite is looking good Tony. I definitely think you should change the name to Cressilcore or Gentilssey Performanc. How many blind pirates have you trained? They must be great at single leg work, though.
October 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm |
TonyGentilcoreA lot. A lot of blind pirates....:o)
October 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm |
RyanLove the new look. Badass!
October 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm |
October 24, 2014 at 9:07 am |
GeraldI CAN'T FIND YOUR SEARCH BAR :(
October 24, 2014 at 8:54 pm |
TonyGentilcoreOne is going to be added shortly. Promise!
October 25, 2014 at 7:07 am |
GeraldBut your new site looks really good! :) And I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge you put out there for lifters to improve and get stronger so that they can continue to advanced in their fitness journey. After reading your articles, I improved my lifts (if they were even comparable to most people you train) and managed to help my friends in the gym as well! I will always be back for more technical and inspiring contents that you always put up so you better not shut down this website! :)
October 24, 2014 at 8:59 pm |