Program Design Tip: Simple Before Sexy

I often joke that when other coaches and fitness professionals come shadow or observe me for a day that they leave underwhelmed by what they see. “Huh, Tony’s not really doing anything innovative or exciting with his athletes and clients. I mean, sure, it’s interesting he refuses to wear pants, but all in all…he’s pretty… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/16/19

I’m writing this from the beautiful city of Chicago. I got here yesterday because I’m presenting at an Equinox today to a group of their trainers, talking shoulders and stuff. Lisa and Julian are en route from Boston as I tap away on my keyboard, and it’s her first time flying solo with him. Remember… Read more

Here’s a Quick Fix For Cranky Knees

As I write this I am sitting in Logan Airport (Boston) waiting for my flight to Chicago. I’ll be putting on a staff “in-service” for a group of Equinox trainers on Friday and then my wife (Dr. Lisa Lewis) and I are putting on  our Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop on Sunday. Our little guy, Julian,… Read more

What Makes an Athlete Fast?

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Syracuse, NY based strength and conditioning coach Ricky Kompf. Ricky’s a good friend, works with a ton of youth athletes, and he knows his stuff. What I like about his message is that he always stresses the basics first. No fluff, no smoke and mirrors, no speed camps, and… Read more

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

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 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… Read more

The Dubious D Word of the Fitness Industry

Here’s a hint: It’s not dorsiflexion, diastasis, disc herniation, or density set. And it’s also not deload, DOMS, or dorsal talonavicular ligament. <– say that three times fast. Nope, the most dubious “D” word I’m referring to and the word I wish more fitness professionals would use LESS is… …dysfunction. Stop It. Stop It Right… Read more

Get Your Hips Nice-n-Juicy Prior to Your Lower Body Workout

I know, I know… …most of you reading don’t have enough eye-rolls to give. I mean, I get it: a blog post on warming-up is about as exciting as me writing about breathing drills, how to make kale chips, or, I don’t know, NASCAR. But two things: 1. This post will be short and sweet…. Read more

Now Available: Even More Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint

After over a year of development, fine tuning, and presenting multiple times to get the fine points just right, Dean Somerset and I have finally released “(Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint” – a brand spankin new product with new content – and it’s on sale now. Get the Hotness In 2016 Dean Somerset… Read more