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.
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?