Dangers of the Discount Trainer

There’s no shortage of topics to debate in today’s world. Keto vs. CICO? How to best tackle the issue of healthcare? Is Pluto a planet? I don’t have a horse in the race on any of the above, except: Keto zealots are the worst. We need to be more PROACTIVE than REACTIVE with regards to… Read more

30 Days of Shoulders: Days 1-10

I’m willing to bet that if you’re reading this if you have two shoulders. I’m also willing to bet that, given the two shoulder scenario, and given this is a blog dedicated towards strength & conditioning, you’re interested in: Keeping your shoulders healthy. Making your shoulders stronger. Building shoulders that resemble boulders. Argon. You know… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 8/23/19

BUT FIRST…CHECK THIS STUFF OUT 1. Coaching Competency – Dublin, Ireland This is happening Sunday, September 8, 2019 (Early Bird rate ends THIS WEEKEND) Save $100 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… Read more

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