Monthly Archives: January 2019

Why You Need to Consider How You Breathe

This post covers breathing. I know, I know…cue the cavalcade of eye rolls. But I PROMISE I am going to 1) be brief, and more importantly 2) showcase why it’s important to remain more cognizant of it and why improving it will help you feel better, move better, perform better, and likely turn you into… Read more

Part I: Correcting the Shoulders

Last week my good friend and author of Day by Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint to Achieving Ultimate Success, Kevin Mullins, wrote an introduction of sorts to the state of “corrective exercise” in the fitness industry. To summate: Stop it. Just stop. People still need to train in order to get better. Today, in Part… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/25/19

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Locations & Dates Philadelphia, PA: April 27-28th Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 25-26th Sydney, Australia: July 13-14th Singapore, Republic of Singapore: July 20-21st This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. With this iteration, though, we’ll be… Read more

The Big Toe and the Squat

Two things with regards to the title of today’s post: I’m thinking it could pass for the title of the next big children’s book. Searching stock images for “big toe” pretty much made me want to throw up a little in my mouth. I’d place it  somewhere between kipping pull-ups and gonorrhea in terms of… Read more

The State of Corrective Fitness: 2019

This is going to be neat. My friend and colleague (and author of the brand spankin new book, Day By Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint to Achieving Ultimate Success), Kevin Mullins, reached out to me recently and asked, “Tony, why don’t you wear pants when you coach can I write a series for your site… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 1/18/19

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – 2019 Locations & Dates Philadelphia, PA: April 27-28th Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: May 25-26th Sydney, Australia: July 13-14th Singapore, Republic of Singapore: July 20-21st This workshop will piggyback on the material Dean Somerset and I covered in the original Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint. With this iteration, though, we’ll be… Read more

Using Fillers In Your Programs: Squats

Last week I wrote about “fillers,” what they are, why I’m a big fan of them, and how I include them into my programs on deadlift day(s). You can catch up HERE if you happened to miss it. The post seemed to resonate with people so I decided to expand the concept to include how… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Anti-Flexion Squats

“It’s official,” I thought to myself. “I’m a moron. Why have I never thought of that?” On an almost daily basis I read or watch something one of my colleagues posts on the internet and I am not-so-subtlety reminded of how inadequate I am. I mean, granted, I have a deadlift most guys covet, and… Read more