PR Friday – 17 OCT 2014

PR Friday — Post your training updates, PR’s, and questions to the comments for the 70′s Big crew

Weekly Q&A gives you a chance to ask anyone from the 70′s Big Crew a question in the comments below, on Facebook, or Twitter. Follow 70′s Big on Instagram

Earlier this week I wrote an article, “On Drugs and Supplements” that explains a general philosophy where you focus on the fundamentals of health, nutrition, programming, or training before putting weird things in your body (phrasing).

Consultations Are Back

Many of you have asked, and you shall receive. The 70′s Big Team — consisting of Justin, AC, Mike, Chris, and Brent —  is now available to give programming consultations. All of us have an expertise in general strength and conditioning, but a few of us have experience with a given athletic endeavor. Everyone has competed in a national lifting event, some in international competition, everyone has handled lifters in numerous meets, and Justin, Chris, and AC all have coached in a collegiate S&C facility. Some specialties include:

Justin – military/SOF, CrossFit, mobility, collegiate sports, Olympic weightlifting
Chris – powerlifting, team sports (football, rugby, basketball, etc.)
Brent – Olympic weightlifting, mobility
AC – powerlifting, football (including professional players), collegiate sports
Batt – strongman, powerlifting

For more about us, see the Bios page. If you’re interested in a consultation, send an e-mail to 70sBigConsult@gmail.com and include the type of consultation you want, if you have a coach preference, and what your goal is.

Weekend Topic

Foles was asked that question on the Mike and Mike radio show on Wednesday morning, and I thought it was interesting.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned about training?

PR Friday – 10 Oct 2014

PR Friday — Post your training updates, PR’s, and questions to the comments for the 70′s Big crew

Weekly Q&A gives you a chance to ask anyone from the 70′s Big Crew a question in the comments below, on Facebook, or Twitter. Follow 70′s Big on Instagram

I haven’t had much computer access lately, but I’m now around to answer questions. If I missed your question in the past week or so, then drop it in the comments.

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Finally, a party worth voting for.

 

 

 

I’ve had some things get in the way of eating and training lately. What are the major barriers that prevent quality training in your life?

 

PR Friday – 3 Oct 2014

PR Friday — Post your training updates, PR’s, and questions to the comments for the 70′s Big crew

Weekly Q&A gives you a chance to ask anyone from the 70′s Big Crew a question in the comments below, on Facebook, or Twitter. Follow 70′s Big on Instagram

Recap: I posted a 3x/week Olympic weightlifting and strength training template to answer a question from Twitter. Otherwise, it’s kind of a slow week; things will rev back up late next week.

This video is pretty entertaining:

What’s the best training environment you’ve ever been in?

PR Friday – 26 Sep 2014

PR Friday — Post your training updates, PR’s, and questions to the comments for the 70′s Big crew

Weekly Q&A gives you a chance to ask anyone from the 70′s Big Crew a question in the comments below, on Facebook, or Twitter. Follow 70′s Big on Instagram

Recap: We had a recipe for a calorie-dense protein batter…thing. I dunno, just try it. Also we hit the 5th anniversary/birthday for 70′s Big this past week. I think the comments were pretty funny, so go ahead and post your favorite 70′s Big moment to the comments. Or the worst, I dunno. Chalk Talk will be back in a couple of weeks. Here’s a classic video that AC edited.

Texas Pt. 2 from A.C. on Vimeo.

PR Friday – 19 Sep 2014

PR Friday — Post your training updates, PR’s, and questions to the comments and the 70′s Big crew will respond. 

Weekly Q&A gives you a chance to ask anyone from the 70′s Big Crew a question in the comments below, on Facebook, or Twitter. Follow 70′s Big on Instagram

Recap: Monday was the 8th Chalk Talk episode about using speed deadlifts and RDLs in training, particularly during deployments, competitive seasons, or otherwise stressful training to still get decent posterior chain work in. Learning how to feast was the focal point of Wednesday, so don’t miss that article. I was away for a bit, so I couldn’t fix the broken podcast link from earlier in the month, but Episode 19 of 70′s Big Radio is now up. It features an interview with physical therapist Dr. Rob Andrade. Lastly, the throwback article of the week is from a year ago and explains why your post workout meal doesn’t really mean much.

The following video details an Olympic weightlifting battle. Weightlifting is a bit friendlier to spectators because opposing lifters are usually following each other’s attempts. In contrast, powerlifting has the entire flight lift one attempt before continuing onto the next. The structure of powerlifting means you have to already know what’s going on to see the battles. The same goes for weightlifting, but it happens at a faster pace. This video clues you into the battle through narration:

What is your favorite historic strength sport battle? If it’s on YouTube, go ahead and post a link.