Tony Gentilcore

Because heavy things won't lift themselves

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: 9/22/14

It’s been eons since I’ve done one of these types of posts, so lets get right to it! 1.  I spent a bulk of yesterday prepping my presentation for this coming weekend’s annual Cressey Sports Performance Fall Seminar. It’s our third go at it and we’re expecting a decent sized crowd based off the original […]


Exercises You Should Be Doing: Barbell Overhead Shrug

One of the main bullet points I hit on last weekend while in London was that many of the same movement distortions and predictable postural imbalances we see in overhead athletes manifest themselves in the general fitness population as well. Specially, when we take someone with a extensive history of lifting heavy things – a […]


How My Favorite Movie of the Year (So Far) Holds the Key to Fitness Success

I’ve always joked that if I weren’t a strength coach I’d try to figure out some way to get paid to watch movies. Scratch that. First, I’d figure out a way to get paid to be a Victoria Secret photo shoot poolside cabana boy; second, professional baseball player; third, grizzly bear tamer (cause why not?); […]


Squat Patterning 101: How to Clean Up Your Squat. Like a Boss

As  many of you know I spent the last five days over in London along with my good friend and partner in crime, Dean Somerset, taking a group of trainers, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts through our 2-day Excellent High-Five Workshop. It was an amazing few days, and an even more amazing experience as it was […]