TNT Diet

I read a lot of books. Specifically I read a lot of books related to the fitness/nutrition industry. And while most make me want to vomit in my mouth, occasionally I come across one that really impresses me. One such books is The TNT Diet, written by Jeff Volek and Adam Campbell. Dr. Volek is… Read more

Are You Stupid? (Figuratively Speaking of Course)

Albert Einstein defined stupidity as “doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.” In the world of fitness and nutrition, it’s sad to say that there are a lot of stupid people. I know me saying that may come across as a bit harsh, but lets be honest….it’s true. Sometimes a… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing (Pull-Through)

Walk into any gym and what will you see? The same people, doing the same exercises……..all………the……….time. Oh, and lets not forget the guy who wears spandex while he trains. Note to that guy: we can see your twig and berries. No one wants to see that. Please stop, like yesterday. Regardless, people tend to perform… Read more

Lets Play Captain “Not So” Obvious

Some random things that people should know, but don’t. 1. Train Barefoot: At Cressey Performance we have all our clients, whether they’re athletes or normal weekend warriors train barefoot 75% of the time. Most people wear Nike Shocks, boots, of high heeled shoes all the time, and as a result, sacrifice a lot of ankle… Read more

Fad Diet Review

In his book, “Girth Control,” nutritionist Alan Aragon reviews some of the more popular fad diets that have been popularized in recent years. Today, I’d like to review “The Zone” diet by Dr. Barry Sears using a mix-n-match of both Alan’s thoughts and mine. Enter the Zone Author’s Credentials: Barry Sears, PhD, is a former… Read more

“Ewww. Cottage Cheese?”

A week never goes by where I don’t hear the above quote at least once from a client. Young athletes always ask me what they should be eating on a daily basis, and inevitably I will mutter cottage cheese. You would think I was telling them to eat battery acid from a car based upon… Read more

“I Never Train Legs”

I hear the above quote a lot and it fascinates me. Men are the main culprit, who despite the fact that they want to put on some more size and have always struggled to do so, never train their legs. Helllooooo!?!?!?! 70% of your total muscle mass is below the waist. My girlfriend knows what… Read more

My Girlfriend Is Stronger Than You

This is my girlfriend Katlyn. She deadlifted 215, 230, and 250 lbs last night (the video link below shows her 250 lbs pull). All of this AFTER she performed her regular training routine. Less than a year ago (or what I like to call the Pre-Tony era) she had never attempted a deadlift in her… Read more