Best Posts of 2014 – Guest Posts

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Heeeellllo everybody! As you can tell I took a few days off from posting anything due to the Holiday (and because I was in insulin coma from all the cookies I’ve been eating). But I’m back!

I for one had an amazing time. Lisa and I went out to a killer steak dinner Christmas Eve, loaded up on some eggnog and cheese (and cookies) later that night, and seemingly had the city to ourselves. It’s sooooo quiet during this time of year.

We woke up early yesterday to start the shenanigans. We opened our stockings, exchanged gifts, and as par for the course I went all Nintendo 64.


We hung out, went to go see The Imitation Game (starring Benedict Cumberbatch1, and continued to eat about as non-Paleo as possible throughout the day. Nevertheless, I feel rested and ready to charge into 2015.

On that note I’d like to continue the theme of the week and highlight some more posts from this past year. Today I’d like to share with you again some of the best GUEST POSTS from 2014. I’m very fortunate in that I have a lot of people reach out and ask me if they can write for the site from time to time. 1) I love when I can help introduce other people’s name and work to the masses and more selfishly 2) I love it even more when I get a day off from writing…;o)

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Has Told Women “Don’t Get Too Muscular” – Sophia Herbst

This was easily THE….MOST….VISITED post EVER in the history of my site. People flocked to this post for many reasons. Most because it’s an awesome post with an awesome message. And some because they missed the entire point of the post and wanted to write some disparaging words in the comments section.

Whatever the case, it was a post with a powerful message and people had something to say.

Carbohydrate Rotation Revamped – Jonathan Acosta

I love carbs like the next person. In this article Jonathan breaks down a neat “rotation” approach that isn’t rocket science and resembles more of a PRACTICAL approach to dieting.

I like it.

Finding Your Niche As a Trainer or Coach – Michael Anderson\

There are a lot of trainers and coaches out there. Speaking personally, I think if you’re good at what you do, give a shit, and get people results, people will seek out your services.

But there is something to be said about picking a niche to help separate you from the masses. In this article Michael discusses how to go about doing that.

Fitness Marketing to Females: Don’t Be a Victim! – Kelsey Reed

Guys are supposed to get ripped and yoked and women are supposed to get “firm,” “toned,” and “sexy” right? How the mainstream media portrays and markets to women when it comes to fitness is a travesty at best and deplorable at worst.

In this fantastic article Kelsey sheds some light on a VERY important topic.

Recovering Your Metabolism: Do You Need to Increase or Decrease Your Calories? Part I and Part II – Lucas Serwinski

I don’t post nearly as much nutritional based content as I should. Luckily I have people like Lucas who are more than willing to pick up the slack and post some really insightful and thought out information like this article.

A Woman’s Journey of Strength: How Lifting Changed My Life Forever – Neghar Fonooni

As you can tell by now, I get quite a few passionate, intelligent, and strong women coming onto the site to discuss female specific topics. And I love it.

Here, Neghar, a good friend, discusses how lifting weights changed her life for the better. A fantastic message to any woman who’s been told weight training is “only what guys do.”

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who went out of their way to write such fantastic content for the site. This wasn’t even all of the guest post! I’m lucky to have so many awesome fitness friends.

Here’s to more of the same in 2015.

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  1. What can I say: I’m a Cumberbitch!

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  • Mark

    Hey tony, hope you had a nice holiday. I was hoping you could clear something up for me. I just read your article on knee pain on T Nation and you wrote about the need to increase hip abduction and ER. It made sense but I thought about your previous article about increasing hip IR with the side plank, and I also thought about an article I saw from Kelly Starrett (I'm not a crossfit person but I follow him a little) about the need to increase hip IR to "move well." I just wanted to ask you why it's important to have sufficient hip IR because it seems like squats, lunges, etc all need ER, not IR. Does the average meathead need to worry about IR? Thanks Tony.

    December 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Reply to this comment

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