Tony Gentilcore

Because heavy things won't lift themselves

Category Archives: Strength Training

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 […]


3 (Not So Common) Mistakes People Make (That Many Don’t Think About) When Trying to Improve Their Deadlift

I don’t claim to know everything. Sure I can regurgitate all the muscles that attach to the scapulae, list all the muscles involved with posterior pelvic tilt, name all the members of the starting line-up for the 1990 Oakland Athletics, recite line-for-line the “I will find, and I will kill you” monologue Liam Neeson uses […]


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 […]


The Tenets of Fat Loss

UPDATE:  The original title of the post was The Tenents of Fat Loss.  As in “tenents,” a word that doesn’t even exist.  I meant to say tenets. My bad (and thanks to the 17 or so people who pointed out my mistake.).  There I go again making up new words! I don’t claim to be […]