Tony Gentilcore

Because heavy things won't lift themselves

Category Archives: Program Design

Q&A: Does Age and Heavy Training Take a Toll on the Spine?

As you can imagine I get a lot of emails on a daily basis.  I get emails from friends, colleagues, clients, Nigerian Princes wanting to give me all their money, and I also get a fair number of emails from people I don’t know asking me any number of health and fitness questions. Below is […]


Introducing My Deadlift Specialization Program: Pick Things Up and Put Them Down

Name a celebrity – any celebrity – and it’s not hard to list off a handful or a few dozen adjectives or associations often tethered to them like white on rice or a ball to a chain. Jennifer Lopez: fashion icon, badonkadonk, the impetus behind the media’s fascination with coming up with corny nicknames whenever […]


Why the Box Squat is Overrated

There are a lot of things I don’t do anymore that I used to. 1. Unlike when I first moved here eight years ago, I no longer refer to Boston as Beantown. That’s a big no-no amongst locals.  Doing so is as sacrilegious as wearing a Laker hat or a Derek Jeter jersey down Boylston! […]


3 Ways to Improve Your Squat

Among the many gems that I gleaned this past weekend during Greg Robin’s Optimizing the “Big 3″ workshop was the notion that, contrary to popular thought, the purpose of supplemental work (or exercise) isn’t so much to make an exercise harder, but rather to address a some form of “kink” in one’s technique. One such […]