Articles, Podcasts, and Procrastination.

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Lisa and I made it back to Boston yesterday after spending the weekend on Seneca Lake (in the Finger Lakes region of NY) touring all the beautiful wineries and vineyards in the area.

I’m not a wine person – or an alcohol person, really – but I have to say: listening to Lisa describe wine is a crash course in adjectives.

All weekend I heard words like “smooth,” “peppery,” “opulent,” “crisp,” and “it punches me in the mouth and I love it!”

She prefers her wine dry (not sweet) and the more it “punches her mouth” the more she likes it.

I was driving all weekend so I wasn’t tasting any wine, but Lisa had me attempt to explain what I smell:

I’m not as good with my adjectives.

In any case I’m back home and have to catch up on a ton of work. There’s programs to write, article deadlines to meet, and emails to be answered.  And, it’s time to get my butt in gear on prepping for mine and Dean Somerset’s Complete Shoulder & Hip Workshop which kicks off in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in three weeks.1

I’m going to be “stealing” some older material from myself of course, but am planning on adding a ton of new shoulder assessment drills, correctives, and exercise flow charts that trainers and coaches can use to better serve their athletes and clients.

I’m a serial procrastinator. It’s the worst. But as my good friend, Ben Bruno, likes to say, “if you wait till the last minute, it only takes a minute.”

That said, I need to get to work and instead of writing a blog post today I’m just going to share a few things that have popped up on the interwebz I’ve been involved with.

1. Building. Stronger. People. Podcast

I had the chance to sit down with friend and exquisite strength coach, Todd Bumgardner, on his podcast recently. I love talking shop with Todd, and that’s exactly what we did. There’s “strength stuff” included. But really it’s just two dudes talking about life.

2. Workout Program Design for Beginners

This is little sumthin, sumthin I wrote for STACK Magazine on program design for beginners (not that the title gave it away or anything), specifically young athletes.

3. 5 Exercises Professional Athletes Do That You Probably Don’t

* But should.

This was an article I helped contribute to on

4. Advanced Core Training

Just a reminder than Dean Somerset’s Advanced Core Training is on sale all this week at 40% off the regular price.

I get it. The world needs another “core training” resource like it needs another Kardashian spin-off reality series.

This isn’t your typical core training resource, though.


Dean’s one of the smartest coaches I know, and he does an amazing job digging deeper and challenging many sacred cows on the concepts of core training. If you’re a personal trainer or coach it’s well worth the investment.

Alright, I need to stop procrastinating!

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  1. With future stops in St. Louis, Chicago, and Los Angeles later this Fall. Go HERE to get more information. Fingers crossed we land a gig in Minas Tirith!

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  • Todd Marsh Fitness

    I live in the Finger Lakes Region. I hope you enjoyed your time there. Watkins Glen is one of my favorite places to walk up the gorges. I am enjoying your posts, they are the best around, fun to read and packed with information. I am learning a lot from them. Thank you.

    August 12, 2015 at 9:13 am | Reply to this comment

    • TonyGentilcore

      Todd - I'm originally from the area myself. I grew up in Groton, about ten minutes away from Ithaca (and Cayuga Lake). As much as I (sometimes) bemoan it, I ALWAYS love coming back home, and it's been a while since I've been home during the summer months. It was so beautiful to enjoy the countryside. Thanks for reading, and I hope you continue to do so!

      August 13, 2015 at 8:48 am | Reply to this comment

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