Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/9/19

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1.Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop – Chicago, IL (w/ myself and Dr. Lisa Lewis)

This is happening NEXT weekend (Sunday, August 18, 2019)

Go HERE to register.

This workshop is designed for fitness professionals – personal trainers, strength & conditioning coaches, physical therapists, etc – to provide both physical & psychological tools to help build your brand, business, and rapport with clients.

Dr. Lewis and I cover a lot of material:

  • How to increase competency and motivation with your clients.
  • An overview of both upper and lower extremity assessment to create increased “buy in.”
  • How to set professional & personal boundaries with clients.
  • Troubleshooting common lifts such as squats & deadlifts to best fit the needs, ability level, and anatomy of clients.
  • And more…

CEUs will be available.

For more information – including full itinerary and to register – you can go HERE.

2. Coaching Competency – Dublin, Ireland

This is happening Sunday, September 8, 2019 (save $100 NOW)

Register HERE

So what happens when a room full of Irish(w0)men find out I’m not much of a drinker?…;o)

Whether you get paid to tell people to lift heavy things or you just like to lift heavy things yourself, in this 1-day workshop you’ll get the opportunity to listen to me talk about my how I approach assessment and gain a better understanding of how I “match” the exercises I prescribe to better fit the needs, ability level, and more importantly, the anatomy of each individual I work work.

In short, this workshop looks at the “umbrella theme” of my coaching philosophy.

For more information – including itinerary and how to register – go HERE.

3. Strategic Strength Workshop – London, England

This is happening the weekend of September 14-15th, 2019 (save $100 now).

Register HERE

Luke Worthington and I have presented this workshop twice. Once in London last year and again this past June in Boston.

We’re bringing it back to London this Fall, my most favorite place in the world.

This two-day workshop is designed to arm fitness professionals with all the tools they’ll need to hone their assessment skills and to make their clients/athletes a bunch of bonafide, resilient, strength training Terminators.

Combined Luke and I have ~40 years of coaching experience (or one Dan John) and bring different perspectives and skill-sets to the table; Luke peels back the onion on PRI (Postural Restoration Institute) concepts and assessment, while I go into detail breaking down movement and how to better “match” the exercises we prescribe to our clients.

For more information – including itinerary and how to register – you can go HERE.





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My client Ray makes these Racked KB Hold 1-Arm Rows look easy. . Great way to up the ante on a suspension trainer row, but also makes you HATE LIFE from a rotary (anti-rotation) training standpoint. . And yes, internet coaches who will inevitably chime in with “well, Tony, it’s still important to train rotation,”… . …we did. . Relax.

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(Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Me and a Canadian



This is entirely new content that Dean Somerset and I spent well over a year presenting and tweaking before filming it with a professional  crew to release to the masses.

It builds off of Version 1.0 but digs deeper into programming considerations, exercise technique, and tickle fights (amongst much, much more).

It’s on SALE through this weekend only so be sure to pick up a copy today…HERE.

If you don’t you’re dead to me.1

Building a Loyal Audience On Instagram: Stop Taking Shortcuts – Meghan Callaway

Followers DO NOT equate to $$$.

Few things grind my gears more – Jake P from The Bachelorette, Voldemort – than shady motherfuckers who pretend (or claim) to be more important than they really are based off their fake followers.

If I Was in Your Shoes, I Wouldn’t Be – Brandon Mancine

Brandon makes the case for wearing no shoes or minimal shoes while training.

Short and to the point.


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  1. Okay, not really. We can still be friends, but I’ll definitely cry a little bit.

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