Posts in "personal training"

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

60 Second Deadlift Tip: The Trap Bar Counts As Deadlifting

“Home base” for most lifters can and should be the trap-bar deadlift. There, I Said It. Come at Me, Internet Trolls I remember a few years back when I was still coaching at Cressey Sports Performance another trainer who was there observing for the day walked up to make casual conversation and to ask a… Read more

8 Innovative Exercises For Stronger Hip Flexors and Adductors: A Collaboration with Meghan Callaway

  Recently the indelible, delightful, and impressive Meghan Callaway and I collaborated on a series where we each shared four innovative exercises for both the hip flexors and adductors. As far as duos go, we rank somewhere in between peanut butter & jelly and Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga. Check em out. You Won’t Believe… Read more

The Art of Distraction

You ever head to the gym, get there, and then all you want to do is leave? No matter how hard you try you just can’t muster the mojo to get going and preserver through a training session. I had one of those days yesterday, actually. I stayed and swallowed a somewhat decent session down,… Read more

Working Hard vs. Always Making Exercise Harder

I want to make something crystal clear before I proceed: Exercise – I.e., lifting weights in particular – should have a degree of sucktitude attached to it. No one became a brick shit house in the gym or built an impressive physique without pushing their body to the limits on a consistent basis. I’m often… Read more

4 Maybe New to You Goblet Squat Variations

Alas, I will never be a fitness influencer. First of all, the mere thought of even calling myself something like that invokes an immediate gag reflex. But more to the point I am not nearly creative enough to fall into that camp. I mean, a true fitness influencer would have used any of the following… Read more

Can I Send You This Free Paperback Book About Online Coaching?

How’s life in lockdown going? If you’re like me you want nothing more than to tell it to stfuuuuuuuuu. My wife and I were practicing some aggressive quarantining the past several weeks here in Boston, but reached our breaking point. About a week and a half ago she turns to me and says, and I’m… Read more

The Undeniable, Stone Cold #1 Mistake People Make When Performing Pushups

Push-Ups. I get it. On a scale of 1 to NASCAR they’re not very exciting. They’re not exciting to perform, much less write about. You think I want to sit here and write about push-ups? I can think of a litany of things I’d rather write about: Standing in line at the Post Office. Rugs…. Read more