1-Minute Deadlift Tip: External Cues For the Win

External (Not Internal) Cues For the Win You’ve heard these before: Chest up. Extend your T-spine. Create torque in your hips. Those are cues which work well for some, but can sound like Elvish to many trainees, particularly when they’re new to deadlifting. Instead, get more acquainted with external cues which, contrast to their internal… Read more

Appearance on the Muscles and Management Podcast

Muscles & Management Podcast w/ Gerry DeFilippo It’s funny: During Gerry’s introduction to this episode he mentioned how when he and I first started stalking one another connected on social media he was a little giddy that I reached out first to say how much I enjoyed his content. It meant a lot to him… Read more

The Top 2 Mistakes Trainers Make With Nutrition and Recovery and How to Fix Them

It’s one thing to get a client on board with lifting heavy things on a somewhat regular basis and how it can have positive effects on their overall health and well-being. It’s another thing altogether to get them to commit to the nutrition & recovery side of the equation and how that too plays a… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/25/20

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

1 Minute Deadlift Tip: When To Consider Using a Sumo Style Deadlift

When To Consider Using a Sumo Style Deadlift To me, the conventional deadlift (feet closer together, hands outside knees) is the most advanced variation of the deadlift and likely not the best starting point for most lifters. Yet, purists out there would prefer passing a kidney stone through their eyeballs than ever consider reverting to… Read more

What’s All This Positional Breathing Stuff About?: The Implementation of Training Principles

You can’t go more than a few clicks on the internet before you inevitably come across some coach or trainer discussing the merits of positional breathing and how it can help improve performance in the weight room (and on the field). (👆👆👆 I guess this depends on what part of the internet you peruse…BOM, CHICKA,… Read more

The Easiest Way to Scale Your Fitness Business…Especially Now

2020 has not been a favorable year for the masses. In particular for fitness industry which has been decimated due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many brick and mortar gyms (as well as commercial gyms) were forced to shut down indefinitely for several months – some, unfortunately, forever – due to the crisis. And as… Read more

Two More Podcast Appearances: Lift Free and Diet Hard AND Total Fitheads

Two questions I’m often asked: 1️⃣ “Tony, how is it your pecs can cut diamonds?” ANSWER: Equal parts I picked the right parents, never missing a universal bench day (every Monday) through the 90’s, and lastly…watching and rewinding incessantly the “Arnie gets tooled up” montage from the movie Commando. Pecs by proxy. 2️⃣ “Tony, why… Read more