Monthly Archives: November 2014


  Only 384 days until Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens opens (Dec 2015). So we’re clear: having a nerd boner for that long is completely healthy, right? I trust JJ Abrams implicitly. He mentioned in an interview I read not too long ago that he was going to try to not rely… Read more

What We’re Really Saying When We Discuss Breathing

I read a recent article by my good friend, Jordan Syatt, on the Personal Trainer Development Center’s website titled No One Ever Got Better Solely From Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and I liked it for two reasons: Photo Credit: Shawn Rossi 1. It’s a message that needed to be said. Breathing drills (and to be more… Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Specialize In One Sport Too Soon

Before I get to the meat and potatoes of today’s post I first wanted to thank everyone one who came out to CrossFit 714 in Anaheim, CA for mine and Dean’s workshop. We had 30 trainers and coaches from all over the Western portion of the country attend (even from Utah and Hawaii) and I… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/21/14

Greeting from Los Angeles! I landed at LAX a little less than a hour ago, and as you can see I wasted no time firing up my laptop to bang out a quick post today.  Photo Credit: Natasha Bishop I have a few hours to kill so I might as well do something. Dean’s (Somerset)… Read more

How to Improve Tension In the Deadlift

My former editor at T-Nation, Bryan Krahn, used to cringe sometimes when I sent him an article. It seemed every other article I sent him would hover around the topic of deadlifts. Top Tips to Improve Your Deadlift Deadlifts For Mass Gains Deadlifts For Athletic Gains How Deadlifts Can Spice Up Your Sex Life &… Read more

My Diet Home Base

I have a home base or “go to” for just about everything. And by that I mean the thing – however ordinary, ornate, ominous, or obligatory – I’ll always default to when in a pinch or when I know I won’t be able to make up my mind and just want something familiar. Home base… Read more

Catching Up on The Fitcast

I had the opportunity to make a recent cameo appearance on The Fitcast with Kevin Larrabee. Some long-time readers may recall I used to be a co-host of the show a few years ago; and some may even recall my now infamous first ever appearance on the show. This is Tony Gentilcoooooooooooooore. I was such… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/14/14

A week from today I’ll be on my way out to sunny California. I’ve never been to California. In fact, the furthest west I’ve ever been (in the States at least) is Las Vegas, twice. I’m making the trek to Los Angeles next weekend for mine and Dean Somerset’s Excellent High Five Workshop. I know… Read more