Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones……..

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Normally I don’t go out of my way to address this kind of stuff, but well, I just couldn’t resist. Plus, I’m in a bad mood since I’m already getting my ass handed to me in our CP bracket pool (goddammit Binghamton!!!!!!)so whatever.


Alright Big Tony! I read your article on and the last time I checked when did pitchers even become strength coaches? By the way how much do you lift, believe and do what you say? You don’t look like you lift very much.

A: Yeah, I know what you’re sayin dude. I mean, given the recent recession, people just aren’t hiring. Professional tank driver was taken. And unfortunately, Minka Kelly isn’t hiring anyone to be her personal stalker. So in the end, I had to resort to the strength coach thing.

Then again, what do I know? We only had athletes from eleven Major League organizations train with us this past off-season. And none of them trained on a BOSU ball no less. Weird.

As far as not looking like I don’t lift that much.

And let me just say that I am by no means saying that a 500 deadlift is anything extraordinary. Nor am I saying that it constitutes as “strong.” I mean, what is strong? There are plenty of dudes out there who can squat 600 lbs, but can’t even perform a 1-legged bodyweight squat. Is that strong? Sure, kinda. But what it really says to me is that they’re really good at a particular lift and suck at everything else. Strong is subjective. Go to a Cirque du Soleil show and try to tell me that those performers aren’t strong?

Nevertheless, I do like to think I practice what I preach. Which is to say my arms look freakin “gunny” in that video.

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Plus, get a copy of Tony’s Pick Things Up, a quick-tip guide to everything deadlift-related. See his butt? Yeah. It’s good. You should probably listen to him if you have any hope of getting a butt that good.

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