Tony did have past history of working with personal trainers and training with weights, so he was not a novice by any means, but we did have some pretty significant imbalances in the hips and scapula that Tony was receiving regular treatment for when he presented to me, and he was having very significant shoulder and rotator-cuff pain from a very pronounced winged scap bilaterally. So, we had some work to do. Tony became very familiar with face pulls, scap pushups, and band pull-aparts, as we changed his pressing form and stretched and strengthened the rotators. We had a photo shoot date of July 28th for material for the CD release, so we began training five days a week to make some major transformation.
Tony was also very open to major changes in his diet, and was even willing to try a form of elimination diet, at my suggestion, due to some food allergies and sensitivities that I believed were causing him some intestinal and mucous problems. We found that he was mildly allergic to both gluten and lactose, and he really stuck to his guns when it came to eliminating them from his diet. But he felt the power of removing them and then he began to see the difference in his body.
And now I present Tony's before shot from a trip to the beach prior to moving to Nashville.
Tony is a talented musician and an animal in the gym. And he has become a great friend as we've logged many hours out at the park playing disc golf all summer for cardio. Keep on rockin' brother! I'm proud to call you my friend!