Physical Preparation with Tony Gentilcore


Tony Gentilcore is one of the co-founders of Cressey Sports Performance and worked there as a coach from 2007-2015. He now runs his own studio in Boston called CORE where he still trains athletes and general population clients from all walks of life.

I originally met Tony all all the way back in 2006, and it’s been awesome to see him grow and evolve over the years. It’s been a while since we’ve spoken, so in a lot of ways its like you’re listening in to a personal conversation between two friends.

In this show Tony and I talk about how he got started in physical preparation, the shift from training young to adult athletes, and some of the special considerations he makes when training women.

Show Outline

Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this show:

  • How Tony originally got into the world of physical preparation.
  • His current gig at CORE.
  • The shifts Tony has had to make from training teenage bros to adult athletes.
  • An overview of his training and coaching philosophy.
  • Tony’s assessment process, and some of the things he emphasizes on Day 1.
  • How he takes that assessment information and uses it to build that first program.
  • An overview of how a standard training session looks, including the things he throws in to keep his clients engaged.
  • His thoughts on training women, and the subtle tweaks he uses to help them get the most out of their training.
  • The BIG Question (with a hilarious answer).
  • A fun lightning round where we discuss his obsession with his cat, his go-to song if he has to pull a PR, the books he’s into, and what’s up next for Tony G.

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