Tony Gentilcore

Because heavy things won't lift themselves

Category Archives: Exercise Technique

2 Quick Bench Press Fixes

Full disclosure:  I hate bench pressing. Not because I think it’s dangerous or anything. I’m just no good at at. By that token I also hate, in no particular order: 1. Salsa dancing 2. Driving stick shift 3. Chess 4. Talking about feelings Well, maybe I’m not giving myself enough credit. My best bench press […]


What’s Your Problem?

Don’t worry I’m not trying to be confrontational or anything. The title of today’s post is actually the same title as a chapter in the book I just finished, Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner (AKA:  the same guys who wrote Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, both of which are fantastic as well.) […]


Form Tweaking and Overreaching: Two Ways to Increase Your Squat Numbers

I’m still in Cancun…..nah nah nah nah naaaaaah. Today’s guest post comes from Justin Kompf, who’s had several articles featured on this site like THIS one and THIS one. Not only is he a professor at my Alma Mater, SUNY Cortland, but he’s also someone I feel is going to do a lot of cool […]


How to Maintain Deadlift Strength

I received an interesting question from a reader the other day on deadlifts, particularly 1RM (1 rep max) deadlifts. And since I get all giddy like a school girl at a One Direction concert whenever someone brings up the topic, I figured I’d share my answer here on my website since I’m sure it’s a […]