Monthly Archives: September 2018

When to Bench Press With Your Feet on the Floor, and When Not To

I received an email awhile back from someone asking a simple question: “What are the reasons one would or would not bench press with their legs on the bench as opposed to the floor? Just personal preference? Back issues?” Tony of a few years back would have been like, “When would someone bench with their… Read more

Ladies: Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Stronger

Today’s a travel day for me. I’m heading back to Boston after spending the weekend in Houston, TX with Dean Somerset teaching our (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop. Pinch writing for me today is Lana Sova, personal trainer and competitive power lifter based out of Boston, MA. Enjoy. Ladies: Here’s Why You’re… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/7/18

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Upcoming Locations Below This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. But now. BUT NOW…… ….It’s the (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. A bunch of wordsmiths we are. With this… Read more

6 Reasons to Consider the Semi-Private Training Model

I started my career as a personal trainer back in 2002. To give a little perspective on how long ago that was: Joe Millionaire was one of the top-rated television shows that year. The standard reaction to anyone requesting almond milk was one of two things: 1) a cold, blank stare into the abyss or… Read more

Appearance On the Empowered Body Podcast: Coaching Gen’ Pop’ Clients to Be Strong

It’s Labor Day and I’m going to keep this brief. However, on a completely un-related note before I begin: My wife and I binged watched Jack Ryan over the weekend on Amazon. As in, as soon as Julian went to bed on Fri-Sat-Sun night, I cartwheeled out of the hallway, yelled “LET’S DO THIS,” and… Read more