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57 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tony Gentilcore. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tony Gentilcore, often where they are interviewed.

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57 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tony Gentilcore. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tony Gentilcore, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode #117 Business, The "Basics," and Building Strength with Tony Gentilcore

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In this episode Gerry welcomes on world-renowned strength coach and businessman Tony Gentilcore.

Tony has trained both athletes and general fitness clients for almost two decades while having a hand in the co-founding and early years of Cressey Sports Performance as well as his own successful training studio, Core, in Massachusetts.

The conversation begins with a look at Tony’s ascension through the industry, his experience co-founding Cressey Sports Performance and what he learned in that time and in venturing out on his own thereafter.

From there, he talks about COVID-19 and the impact it has had on the fitness industry, the perils of misunderstanding sport specificity, sticking to the basics in strength training and way, way more.

For a refreshing, genuine perspective on various areas of strength and conditioning you definitely won’t want to miss this episode!

All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!

Episode Timestamps

3:20 - Julian’s Nutrition Tip

9:10 - Dealing with Covid

19:20 - Small Gym Atmosphere & Gym Composition

24:15 - Tony’s Background & Clients

27:40 - Dealing with Clients That Get in Their Own Way

32:25 - Dealing with Parents

44:33 - Shifting to Gen Pop Vs. Athletes

50:45 - The Grind of Moving Up

53:48 - Defining When You’ve “Made It”

1:00:00 - Avoiding the “Change Just to Change” Mentality

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Sep 30 2020 · 1hr 18mins
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Stop Testing Your Strength. Start Building It. (ft. Tony Gentilcore)

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Tony Gentilcore is a co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance and trainer at his current gym, CORE. He talks with us about training at 80%, motivating clients and holding back when you're pushing too hard on your lifts. We also talk rehab as he's coming back from achilles heel repair surgery. Build a wider base in order to improve your 1RM. Don't test your strength, build it. Working hard doesn't always mean making the exercise harder.

Sep 16 2020 · 58mins

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EP 7 Tony Gentilcore: Fundamentals Never Go Out Of Style

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Tony Gentilcore returns to share various career lessons from his 18 years of coaching, writing, speaking, and why he doesn't have his own podcast. We jam on how his focus and priorities have shifted across his career, why he's so focused on teaching the fundamentals instead of a creative and curated social media brand, and the importance of building rapport and personal relationships. We also delve into how his speaking engagements began and how this launched into the brand that is today Tony Gentilcore. 


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Sep 15 2020 · 1hr 17mins
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#130 Tony Gentilcore

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It was awesome to have this guy as a guest on Strength Chat back in episode 56, and it was even better to catch up with him in this week’s episode. This week I spoke with coach and deadlift lover, Tony Gentilcore. I have followed Tony for much of my career and the content and information he produces, as well as his philosophies on coaching and training, have massively influenced how am I as a coach myself. Therefore, in this episode we chatted about the impact COVID-19 has had on coaches and clients during lockdown, the process of returning to the gym, and how the fitness industry may have changed going forward.

You can follow Tony via the following links;

Instagram: @tonygentilcore

Website: https://tonygentilcore.com/

You can follow myself, Coach Cuthbert, via the following links;

Instagram: @coach_cuthbert

Facebook: Coach Cuthbert Training Systems

Website: http://www.coachcuthbert.co.uk/

Aug 28 2020 · 53mins
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Tony Gentilcore — Staying Calm Through Uncertainty, Becoming A Successful Coach, & Daily Routines | MTFP Ep.76

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Really enjoyed this episode with Tony. He was down to earth, insightful, and offered several tidbits of wisdom. Tony is a veteran in the fitness industry and someone I (and many others) have looked up to over the years, so it was great to have a chat. I wanted to see how he has been managing his business and mental health during Coronavirus, how his injury rehab has been going, how he got started in the fitness industry, how to thrive in uncertain conditions, and much more. Most importantly, I'm stoked we got to talk about his love for movies/TV shows, and about how he manages free time now that he's a dad, husband, and business owner. He didn't disappoint!

The bio from his site is a good indicator of how this podcast went (plus, it tells you about him):

Tony Gentilcore is one of the co-founders of Cressey Sports Performance, which really should have been called "Cressilcore Sports Performance" because that sounds like an awesome castle where a wizard lives (and plays sports).

He's no longer coaching there, but his legacy remains. Tony's Techno Tuesdays will live on forever.

When he’s not picking things up and putting them down himself, he trains people at his studio, CORE, located in Boston, MA. He also contributes to the top fitness magazines and websites around, and sets up a camera in his garage to record his lightsaber skills.

He lives in Boston. With his wife, Lisa, and son, Julian. And cat, Dagny.

Connect With Tony:

Instagram: @tonygentilcore

Website: https://tonygentilcore.com

Products and Services: https://tonygentilcore.com/products

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Aug 04 2020 · 1hr 1min
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#7: Tony Gentilcore on Strength, Functional Hip Conditioning and the Fitness Industry

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Todays guest is none other than Tony Gentilcore. Tony is a co-founder of the world renound Cressey Sports Performance. Tony has featured in Mens Health, Womens Health, Mens Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, bodybuilding.com, stack.com and T-Nation.

Since 2015, Tony has been coaching out of his own studio, CORE, which is based in Boston, MA.

During this indepth conversation, Tony and I discuss strength development, functional hip conditioning and the nature of the fitness industry.

Jun 18 2020 · 1hr 13mins
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#258-Tony Gentilcore: This Is A Time For Repair

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Tony Gentilcore returns after a great first episode with his wife Dr. Lisa Lewis back on Episode #157. As of the recording of this episode, he is not only recovering from an injury but still dealing with business closure in the state of Massachusetts. We talk about why studios like his CORE and my RevFit should be considered different entities from box gyms and group exercise formats in light of the pandemic. We also discuss how all of his business: speaking engagements, travel, and online programs have been affected and how he plans to move forward. Download, subscribe, share with your friends and please take a moment to leave us an iTunes review. 

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Jun 18 2020 · 56mins
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Vulnerability in Crisis...and Cat Memes - Tony Gentilcore

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In today’s episode, Tony Gentilcore and I discuss our current global situation regarding COVID-19; what it means for the fitness world, and how to cope at this time. 

Tony is the co-founder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts, and the author of a popular blog called Because Heavy Things Won’t Lift Themselves.

Do you see people marketing the fact that people are making more money during this time? 03:16

  • Tony says the one thing he has noticed is that people are still selling products during this time. He adds that he sees no issue with it, as he does the same. 
  • Fitness professionals recognize the fact that they have a lot of free time, and offer others in the industry a way to improve their skills and crafts. 
  • He says they just released their shoulder and hip blueprint because he feels it is a good resource to have during this time. They even lowered the price, and they are offering a payment plan. 
  • Tony also says that there are individuals who are taking a nefarious approach to their marketing and taking advantage of the situation, which is unfortunate. 

How do you feel about individuals selling their services at this time? 06:17

  • If you have something valuable to offer, you shouldn’t feel bad about selling your services. 
  • He explains that he shut down his studio, so he’s not training anyone in person, but he is offering virtual training classes. He says he is charging his normal rate for these classes because he is still a certified, knowledgeable coach. 
  • Tony says in these times of uncertainty, people are feeling obligated to lower their prices because they aren’t offering their services in person, which he feels is a normal reaction, but most loyal customers will be satisfied with paying the full rate. 
  • He adds that we are in a time where people understand that we need to support each other, and he sees a lot of good things happening in the industry. 

What do you think are the qualities of leadership? 07:49

  • Tony explains that being on lockdown will take its toll on mental health, and we should look out for each other.
  • He says there is a big opportunity for fitness professionals to become a major role in their clients’ lives. 
  • You can engage with your clients by doing Zoom calls, running groups or even just call your clients, and that will go a long way. 
  • He adds that people are going to need help with their weight management and mobility during the lockdown, but the most important thing is that they just need someone to talk to. 
  • He says there is more to being a coach than just training; during this lockdown, Tony has put in a lot of effort to support his clients, both emotionally and with their fitness levels. 

What is going to be different about the fitness industry once this pandemic has run its course? 13:59

  • Tony says he thinks a lot of people will realize that they have created an efficient setup for themselves, and they won’t see the point in spending a lot of money on a gym membership anymore. 
  • He adds that he thinks there will be a delay in the time it takes people to get back to the gym once this is over. 
  • However, for the people who have made fitness a part of their lives, going back to the gym will probably be the first thing they take control of when this pandemic has ended. 
  • He says he is very concerned about small business owners and what this lockdown will mean for their business. He thinks a lot of people will have to close their businesses and lose all their hard work. 

Are there any tips you have for people to get through lockdown? 27:56

  • Tony says it’s important to reach out to friends and colleagues. 
  • He says people want to feel like they are in people’s thoughts and that they have a support system. 
  • He adds that you need to stay authentic and be yourself. It’s okay to be in touch with your emotions; it’s okay to show vulnerability and its okay to cry.
  • He says that he finds solace in the fact that everyone is in the same boat. 
  • Everyone is dealing with this crisis. We all experience it differently, and it causes more problems for some people than others, but no one is alone in this. It doesn’t just affect one group or class of people. 


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Apr 08 2020 · 34mins
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#13 Tony Gentilcore: Navigating the apocalypse!

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In this episode Reanne and Chris interview Boston based personal trainer and writer, Tony Gentilcore. Aside from his love of deadlifts and cheese, Tony also loves helping people lift heavy things, move better and build a strong mind.  He also articles for some of the industry leading magazines and websites too! Find out where his journey started in the fitness industry, what he is up to right now but most importantly...how to navigate your mind and approach through these turbulent and uncertain times. Tune in, listen and enjoy! Be sure to check him out on Instagram @tonygentilcore and via his website at https://tonygentilcore.com/

Mar 31 2020 · 53mins
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RPR Episode 13: Tony Gentilcore

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Tony Gentilcore, a connoisseur of picking up heavy things and putting them back down, joins the show today to talk about business, surpassing the 600 lb deadlift milestone, training his clients like athletes, and his upcoming Deadlift & Squat Workshop, Sunday January 26th at Titan Barbell in Boston, MA.

Tony grew up admiring guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger which led him to begin lifting at a young age of 13. When his baseball career ended, Tony went on to a degree in Health Education and later became a corporate fitness trainer, where he supplemented his college education with an obsession on forums like T-Nation. From here, Tony co-founded Cressey Sports Performance with Eric Cressey, and spent 8 years there before recently moving on to his own shop in Brookline, MA called CORE. 

We kick things off discussing the biggest hurdles Tony faced when transitioning to his own business, and what he wished he would’ve known before making the switch. Tony addresses the stigma of owning your own gym in the industry, and the “slow-burn process” that led him to his own space.

We then discuss Tony’s 600 lb deadlift at the ripe age of 40 and the milestone that a 600 lb deadlift represents for meat monkeys across the globe. From there, we dive into training talk and spend a fair amount of time discussing sub-maximal training and the benefit of hammering a large number of quality reps at lower weights before your judgment day.

Next, we discuss managing your performance expectations at different times in your life and maintaining what is important when life gets in the way. Tony speaks about the value of EDM (Estimated Daily Max) and how it can auto-regulate how someone is performing on one particular day and continue to drive adaptation.

We then jam on the difference in programming for athletes and general population clients, which turns out to be small tweaks in exercise selection and volume of each exercise. This leads us to the relevance of RPE in gen pop clients and experienced lifters.

Lastly, we get into paradigm shifts for Tony over the last 2 years and how exercise selection and cueing can be the intervention, rather than spending half your session on the floor breathing.

Enjoy and hit that subscribe button if you learned a thing or two.

Episode Highlights:

4:45 – Tony’s Background

10:00 – Tony’s transition to his own training studio

17:00 – The inevitable ceiling as a corporate fitness trainer

19:00 – Tony’s 600 lb deadlift and the small factors that lead to a big 1RM

36:30 – The value of using EDM (Estimated Daily Max)

39:30 – Tony’s programming for General Pop vs. High-Level Athletes

48:00 – RPE and its relevance for clients

53:00 – Paradigm shifts in the last 2 years for Tony’s coaching

1:00:00 - Tony’s Recommended Resources

1:07:00 - Tony’s Upcoming Workshop on the Squat & Deadlift

Links and stuff:

•      Tony Gentilcore: www.tonygentilcore.com

•      Tony Gentilcore: @tonygentilcore

•      James Cerbie:  @jamescerbie

•      TRAIN:  https://train.rebel-performance.com

•      Silverback:  https://www.silverbacktrainingproject.com

•      Tony’s Upcoming Workshop:  https://bit.ly/36UU0jd

•      Profit First: https://amzn.to/2thAL4O

•      Pity The Reader: https://amzn.to/2NnlW7Y

•      The Body: https://amzn.to/2FLVjFp

 •      PTDC: https://www.theptdc.com/

Jan 16 2020 · 1hr 8mins