Tony Gentilcore


Tony Gentilcore is a strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and is the co-founder/co-owner of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts (about 20 miles outside of Boston), one of the premier training facilities in North America.

Tony received his bachelor's degree in Health Education with a concentration in Health/Wellness Promotion through the State University of New York at Cortland. He's been working in the fitness industry for more than a decade and writes for other reputable publications like T-Nation, Livestrong, Greatist, Men's Health and Women's Health.

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  • The 5-Minute Anywhere, Anytime Lower-Body Warm-Up

    Warming up before heavy lifting is important. But when you're pressed for time, you need a warm-up that's short, sweet, and to the point. This lower-body warm-up has you covered.

  • How To Get Strong In 2-3 Days A Week

    In three words, this plan is simple, strong, and effective. You crush the big lifts each session, then bro out for 15 minutes before heading back to real life. What could be better?

  • The 8 Best Dumbbell Moves For Chest Development

    Dumbbells beat barbells when it comes to chest development. There, we said it! Now go use these variations to inflict new pain and suffering on your torso.

  • The Lifting Dead: 4 Surefire Ways To Kill Your Weak Points

    It's time for a coach-inflicted reality check, courtesy of 4 difficult but game-changing assistance lifts. Your ego may take a hit at first, but trust us, it'll be worth it in the end.

  • Start Here, Start Now: The 8-Week Beginner Workout Plan

    Man or woman, mass-builder or fat-cutter, this plan will put you closer to where you want to be. Stop program hopping and get serious with these 3 rules and this 8-week plan!

  • 3 Exercises You Won't Believe Work As Well As They Do

    Don't believe everything you see in the weight room. Your first impulse may be to dismiss these three exercises, but the joke would be on you!

  • Feel The Bench In Your Chest With This Move!

    Don't believe people who want to categorize all lifters as either strength studs or bros. Sometimes, a little isolation work can be just what your big lifts need!

  • 4 Easy Ways to Improve Classic Lifts

    Building a better squat, deadlift, push-up, and row is as simple as changing the type of weight you use. Develop superior form with these four variations!

  • 3 Perfect Farmer's-Carry Finishers

    Don't wrap up a solid strength session with a sloppy, dangerous finisher full of movements you keep messing up. Just pick up a heavy object and let it teach you what "finished" really means!

  • 4 Strength Goals For A Beautiful Body

    Ignore the hype in the media touting isolation exercises as the quickest path to a gorgeous body. Use classic strength goals to build your body by giving it a worthy challenge!

  • The Right Tools For All Types Of Weight Training!

    Long-term lifters know that some types of weights are great for one movement, but less than optimal for others. Save yourself years of trouble with this guide!

  • 2 Simple Drills To Nail Difficult Lifts

    Want to pull an impressive weight off the floor or hoist it over your head? The secret lies in your lats. Use these two simple drills to harness your back's powerful stabilizers!

  • Everything You Know About Corrective Exercise Is Wrong

    Your days of suffering the indignity of unstable surface training is over! Here's how to use your warm-up and rest periods to maximum advantage in the quest for size, strength, and mobility!

  • The Ultimate Pallof Press Guide

    How do you build a stronger, more stable core? It's not rocket science. First, resist the urge to cave in to fads. Then resist the force imposed on your abs by the Pallof press! Here's what you need to know.

  • 3 Ways To Improve Your Squat

    Progressive overload can only help you for so long on its own. Eventually, you need to battle the weak points in your squat head-on by spending a few weeks with some more difficult variations of the "king of lifts." Enjoy the pain!

  • 3 Ways To Improve Your Squat

    Progressive overload can only help you for so long on its own. Eventually, you need to battle the weak points in your squat head-on by spending a few weeks with some more difficult variations of the "king of lifts." Enjoy the pain!

  • Lift Heavy To Build Muscle Like Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold dominated the golden age of bodybuilding with real strength built from heavy lifts. His key to success still applies to most training avenues today!

  • Keep The Weights Moving Up: Two Foolproof Progressive Overload Plans

    Lifters of all levels can feel at times like they've reached their strength ceiling. Don't believe it! Learn progressive overloading techniques that bust through walls of weight.

  • Lats All, Folks: Activate Your Latissimus Dorsi And Build Strength!

    Don't leave massive strength gains on the table by haphazardly approaching the bar and lifting dangerously. Get your lats in the game and destroy serious weight!

  • Train The Same: Women Should Train Like Men

    Forget the idea that men and women need different workouts. Learn why guys and gals should train the same. Cast the pink dumbbells aside and try this effective training session!