Tag: Alex Tanskey

Interview with Strength Coach Alex Tanskey

When Alex Tanskey isn’t wearing quality Christmas sweaters or deadlifting over 500lbs he occasionally likes to do an interview. I sat down with Alex to listen to what he had to say about saying goodbye to long time clients before his move from Boston to North Carolina, the keys to training for life, the difference between a workout and training as well as why you need to laugh at yourself.

Warning! This interview contains knowledge bombs and a few good laughs! You should probably go ahead and listen. See audio player below.

 

Episode 002: Exercise and Setting Goals

In episode 002 of “The Pillars of Health” Jonathan sits down with Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins to discuss how correct management of exercise can lead to a routine of sustainability, consistency and what Alex likes to call “training for life”. Setting goals can be a daunting task when it comes to exercise, the guys discuss the best ways to set goals and the steps you can take to get yourself closer to the summit of your goals.  Find us on Patreon, Instagram, Stitcher and Google Play under “The Pillars of Health”. The official music of the podcast is supplied by DJ Rugged One, the track is called “Rock Central 2.0 Beat”. Hope you guys enjoy!

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Articles of the Week:

Chris: “How to Recover when Stress Builds Up” by James Clear

Alex: “The Surprising Truth about Sugar” by Brian St. Pierre & Krista Scott-Dixon

Jonathan: “Half of Americans are Spending their Entire Pay Checks” by Anna Bahney

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Podcast: The Pillars of Health: Episode 001 “Stress Management”

In the first episode of “The Four Pillars of Health” Jonathan is joined by his colleagues from the Training Room, Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins to discuss stress. Over the course of the podcast the guys go into what factors cause stress in our lives, how to combat stress through different modalities of training and also how to measure stress. Intro and outro music provided by DJ TLM. Hope you guys enjoy!

The “Big Guy Pull Up Plan”

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When my collegiate soccer career began I was around 195lbs and getting pushed off the ball by American players that were stronger and built like brick houses. After my freshman year in college I decided the weight room needed to get to know me and vice versa. Nowadays I stay around the 225lb mark. Whenever I see lighter guys repping out pull ups like its nothing I think of Chad Johnson and channel my inner Ochocinco with a “child please”. Continue reading “The “Big Guy Pull Up Plan””

Improve Your Deadlift Set Up

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Alex Tanskey pulling 545lbs

The hip hinge is a skill everyone needs to learn and master. From deadlifts to kettle bell swings, the hinge is a go to movement in the gym and our everyday lives. Down through the years while working with general population and athletes sprinkled in for good measure, I have seen people struggle to find their start position for a hip hinge movement, most notably the deadlift. Here is a set up protocol that will instantaneously tap into your optimal hip hinge position. Continue reading “Improve Your Deadlift Set Up”

Training Room Seminar

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On Saturday July 25th the Training Room staff will host a symposium at TR2 in Somerville. The topics to be discussed are as follows.

  • “Building a Stronger Runner” – Chris
  • The TGU: Benefits & Breakdown – Derek
  • Train Like an Athlete – Jonathan
  • Defeat & Dominate your Deadlift – Alex

Sign-up is open through the “One Day Workshops & Events” tab on thetrainingroomboston.com