What is 70′s Big? 

70′s Big is many things.

It is a source for mostly objective knowledge on training, mobility, recovery, rehab, anatomy, strength and conditioning, Olympic weightlifting, raw powerlifting, fitness, military/LEO training, and more. It is a website where like-minded people congregate to learn and talk about training, amuse each other, network, and hang out. It is a mindset that puts a premium on setting goals and intensely attacking them with grit, determination, and consistency. It is a physical prowess of muscularity achieved through strength training instead of aesthetic or vanity training. It is a community that welcomes all with support and kind words. 70′s Big is an idea put into your mind that you have the ability to be great, but you first need to believe it and then work for it.

What isn’t 70′s Big? 

70′s Big is not a place that solely plays on your emotions, gender role, or “better than thou” belief. It isn’t a catch phrase turned into a brand turned into a product turned into money for the site creator. It isn’t trying to be the next big thing on your gym wall and isn’t buying support. It won’t ban you when you disagree and it doesn’t feed you generic bullshit information over and over.

70′s Big doesn’t want disciples or drones who follow it without question — it prefers readers who think for themselves with a healthy skepticism. 70′s Big doesn’t have a primary mission to make money, but to educate. 70′s Big doesn’t intend to annoy, though it will occasionally offend sensitive people (which is actually good for them).

What is the 70′s Big Program?

There isn’t one. Instead, 70′s Big aims to teach people how to program for themselves or others. I — Justin, the owner and editor of 70′s Big — have created hundreds of programming templates, but I insist on teaching the fundamental information of strength and conditioning instead of stock programs that people follow without question. Unfortunately teaching people how to fish isn’t as profitable as giving them a fish.

I have a question about…?

Have you searched this website? After four years of articles and posts, I would hope that you would use the search bar in the upper right portion of the screen to check for existing information. If the search bar doesn’t work well, go to Google and type your search terms followed by “site:70sbig.com” to search this site exclusively. Chances are that your question was asked in the past. And if you’re asking a question about a program that I have written a book on, then consider buying the book. I didn’t write 50,000 words on a topic without reason.

Show me something cool.

Chalk floats softly through the air. The thumping of your heart is all you hear, all you feel. You step to the bar and place your hands on it, feeling the cold knurling on callused hands. The whirling hurricane of emotion settles into the eye of the storm, that peaceful moment when you have to make the decision to begin.


Why aren’t there posts every day anymore? 

I got a job that keeps me from contributing to the site as often. I will still write articles when I have time to spare, but we will also be doing podcasts weekly. I’m also working on a few other projects for the site, so stay tuned.

Who runs the Facebook Fan Page and Twitter

Mike Battaglino posts stuff throughout the week and I (Justin) try to post some funny, entertaining, or educational stuff when I can.

Who are these other guys I see a lot of?

We are a group of friends that include me, AC, Chris, Brent, Mike, Shawn, and a few others. To explain our relationships and perks would be a complete shit show, but we are funnier and weirder than any of your friends. Oh, and we hate each other.

How is 70′s Big different?

There’s less bullshit. The concept of this site has been copied several times, but I maintain the original mission set in helping people train and have a good time doing it. Programming strength and conditioning is not black and white, and one size does not fit all. Training is a life-long pursuit, and we’ll help you with it. We aren’t going anywhere.


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