The Intelligent & Relentless Pursuit of Muscle™
Author: Tony Gentilcore

Strengthen Your Secret Deadlift Muscles
by Tony Gentilcore | Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Pulling big weights requires getting strong in a lot of supporting muscles, starting with the upper and mid back.

Pull-Throughs For Elite Strength
by Tony Gentilcore | Wed, Jul 03, 2013

The cable pull-through provides a unique training stimulus for the glutes and hamstrings. Here's how to use it to get strong.

The Truth About Overhead Pressing
by Tony Gentilcore | Mon, Jun 24, 2013

Overhead pressing is awesome... for some people. For others, the landmine press will build bigger delts.

A Simple Way to Grow Legs
by Tony Gentilcore | Tue, Apr 30, 2013

Build legs the size of Kansas while making you hug a ralphing pail and hate your life...who could ask for anything more in a training program?

2 Big Mistakes
by Tony Gentilcore | Thu, Apr 18, 2013

Tony G. fills us in on the dumb mistakes most lifters make, in addition to telling us about the "Two-Barbell Rule," the "Stage System," and the best accessory moves for big lifts.

Deadlifts: From Suck to Sick
by Tony Gentilcore | Wed, Feb 20, 2013

Everybody loves the deadlift, yet so few lifters can pull respectable weight. This article has a few lesser-known tips to help change all that.

Does Everyone Need To Squat (Deep)?
by Tony Gentilcore | Thu, Dec 27, 2012

You gotta' squat butt-to-calves, right? Or is it butt-to-floor? Thighs-to- parallel? The answer is... it depends.

The Squat 4 Times Per Week Experiment
by Tony Gentilcore | Thu, Nov 08, 2012

Squat four times per week? You're either crazy, a masochist, or onto something that could be the ticket to massive gains.

"Glue" Exercises Gone Wrong
by Tony Gentilcore | Wed, Aug 15, 2012

You've no business searching for the latest gimmicky exercise if you're butchering basics like seated rows and push-ups.

My Shoulder Hurts: The Finest Whine
by Tony Gentilcore | Mon, May 28, 2012

Most shoulder injury articles should be put to a slow, miserable, painful death. Here's one that deserves to live.

Big Without Strong is Nothing
by Tony Gentilcore | Tue, Apr 24, 2012

The road to a massive body that sports its own zip code begins with simply getting stronger. Here's a minimalist approach to getting maximal results.

Squatmeggedon - All Things Squatting
by Tony Gentilcore | Tue, Nov 01, 2011

There's more to squatting than just getting under a heavy bar and popping a couple of blood vessels in your eye. Here are a few little-known variations of the king of lifts.

Much Ado About Deadlifting
by Tony Gentilcore | Fri, Jul 29, 2011

Coach G hits the spot with the most practical deadlift article you've ever read.

Tony G is Pissed Off
by Tony Gentilcore | Fri, Jun 10, 2011

Tony's about to pop a blood vessel! He's watching people do moronic stuff in the gym and he's pissed!

Bulletproof Your Body: Assessments for the Hardcore Lifter
by Tony Gentilcore | Tue, Mar 29, 2011

Can you pass these simple tests? If not, you may be in trouble!

Squat Like You Mean It: Tips for a Deeper Squat
by Tony Gentilcore | Wed, Jan 19, 2011

If you ain't squatting deep, you're just taking up space in our power rack. Here's what you need to get low.

Five Movements to Make You Hate Life
by Tony Gentilcore | Mon, Dec 06, 2010

Learn how to do the goblet squat with pulse, the anterior loaded barbell step-up, and other movements that will make you monetarily hate life.

3 Total Body Programs for Big Arms
by Bret Contreras, Tony Gentilcore, and Brad Schoenfeld | Mon, Nov 08, 2010

3 of our experts explain little-known secrets of arm training, along with presenting some serious total-body programs to build those suckers up.

Excelling at the Big Lifts
by Tony Gentilcore | Thu, Oct 07, 2010

Tony Gentilcore's specialty, in his own words, is to make the technique of his trainees "less vomit in my mouth-ish." Let's see if he can do the same for your big lifts.

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Tips for Heavier Pulls
by Tony Gentilcore | Mon, Apr 05, 2010

Nothing gets you more jacked (mentally and physically) than pulling eight plates or more off the ground.

Training Tips From A to Z
by Tony Gentilcore | Tue, Jun 09, 2009

Tony is back with 26 new tips to advance your training and nutrition knowledge.

Stuff You Should Be Doing, But Aren't
by Tony Gentilcore | Thu, Mar 12, 2009

The author pisses on your cornflakes with some inconvenient advice about lifting.

Creating a Training Effect When You're Injured
by Tony Gentilcore | Thu, Apr 24, 2008

You may be hurt, but it doesn't mean you can't train. Tony Gentilcore tells you how to work out, scream a lot, and still get a training effect while you're injured.

Alphabet of Manliness: 2008
by Tony Gentilcore | Mon, Jan 21, 2008

From A to Z, Tony G's got some ideas about every bodybuilding, diet, and performance topic you can think of, not to mention some appealing notions about hottie Kate Beckinsale. A very cool, fun, and informative article.

Training Disasters
by Tony Gentilcore | Tue, Oct 30, 2007

Tony shoots apart training myths like they were ducks and he was a starving fat man sitting in a pond with a rifle. Read about the "other side of the core," deadlifting mistakes, and the pencil test. (You gotta' take the pencil test.)

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