Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/6/20

I think a more appropriate title for this week’s iteration would have been… “Stuff to Read While Trying to Unclench Your Sphincter From Watching the Election Results.” I need a break, you need a break, everyone needs a break. THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. You can now purchase CORE @ Home for whatever it is you want… Read more

1-Minute Deadlift Tip: The Power of the Slow Start

Slow Start Deadlift Whenever someone rounds their back on a deadlift two things happen: A baby seal dies. I have to fight off the urge to throw my face into a fire. Caveats exist, however. Everyone at some point will round their back. Elite lifters will do it – sometimes on purpose – to lock… Read more

Coach and Grow Rich

Fitness professionals are reticent to talk about money. Part of this is because it’s a topic we’re not taught. Ever. I don’t recall the “Financial Savviness” or “SEP IRA” chapter in my NSCA textbook. Too, partly, I think we’ve been programmed to think that we’re “selling out” if we bring up money or that we’d… Read more

The Missing Key to Conquering Your First Pullup: Stop Focusing on Eccentrics and Do This Instead

Shots have been fired. Shots have been fired. Some people will read the title of this post and see what they want to see… “…Tony G has lost his mind. He’s telling people that doing eccentric only pull-ups to help build their actual pull-up is wrong. He also hates kittens.” Others will know better and… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: The Canister Press

The Canister Press Who Did I Steal It From: I never thought this day would come. I think I may have done it everyone. I can’t believe it. I may have invented an exercise. At first was going to call it TonyGentilcoreSupremeChancellorDragonSlayer Press, but that seemed a tad grandiose (and a mouthful). I decided on… Read more

1-Minute Deadlift Tip: Pause Reps

Do Paused Deadlifts I’m a firm believer in many things: The Earth is round. The Bourne Ultimatum is the best Bourne movie. And most accessory work should address a weakness or technique flaw with one of your main lifts. Enter paused deadlifts. There’s no sugar coating here: these can be absolutely brutal, but they accomplish… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/9/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. You can now purchase CORE @ Home for whatever it is you want to pay. During quarantine I started a platform where I’d deliver 20-40 minute workouts that could be performed in everyone’s living room using minimal equipment. In all I curated 36 workouts using nothing but bodyweight, bands, and kettlebells and/or… Read more

Do Not Cross Doesn’t Really Mean You Can’t Cross: Fitness In a Nutshell

Two weekends ago I had the opportunity to make a cameo at John Rusin’s Pain-Free Performance Specialist course that was held at AMP Fitness here in Boston. My good friend – and currently #7 on my list of Top 10 man crushes – David Otey was in town to teach the course. It was lovely… Read more