70’s Big Radio – Episode 15

I’ve been super fucking busy, so the podcast is the only real content this week. That being said, this is the best podcast I’ve ever recorded. I suggest giving it a listen for five or ten minutes. Let me know if uploading them to YouTube would be more accessible. Enjoy.
Please donate to the Movember team!

Intro and Rant
14:00 – Peanut butter sandwiches
18:00 – Melanichev, the man
19:30 – Books you should read
– How to improve “upper back rounding” when squatting
31:00 – Nihilism; it’s exhausting
33:20 – Can you ever show off too much quad?
34:50 – Zombie Apocalypse, would the 70’s Big crew survive? What skills do they have?
40:20 – Outer pec injury rehab
45:40 – Five Guys or In-N-Out?
50:00 – Close grip benching in a linear progression?
52:00 – Kalle Beck loves himself.
53:50 – Elbow pain while low bar squatting…
58:50 – Knee wrap protocol?
61:05 – Mobility for squat sessions
– Paleo for Lifters question; lose fat, keep muscle


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70’s Big Radio – Episode 14

Interview with Eva Twardokens.

We discuss her how she approaches coaching, programming, and wellness nowadays compared to her time in CrossFit and professional skiing.

Eva T. is a 2X Olympian in Alpine Skiing ( Albertville and Lillehammer ) and a 12 year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team. She has won 6 National Championships, Won a world Championship Bronze Medal, and is a World Technical Skiing Champion. She also is a Masters Weightlifting Champion. In 2011 she was inducted to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame!


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70’s Big Radio – Episode 13



– Movember
– Max Aita, Mark Bell, Eric Lilliebridge, Derek Kendall
– Prepping for a first powerlifting meet from linear progression
– Training advice for new dad, limited sleep
– 400 lb guy asks where to begin
– Hey Janelle, what’s wrong with Wolfie?
– Strength standards for tall guys
– Avoiding burnout
– Fixing hyperlordosis
– How to plan training schedule for multiple sports

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70’s Big Radio – Episode 11

Welcome to the new podcast.

– Mike’s meets
– World Weightlifting Championships and World’s Strongest Man scheduling
– Forearm/bicep pain while benching
– Weight differences between Texas Method volume and intensity days
– When to schedule conditioning with the Texas Method for a military trainee
– How much can Mike eat?
– Differentiating between an injury and prolonged pain.
– Hernia or muscle pull?
– Adding a second squat day to 5/3/1
– Getting bigger on Texas Method, but strength is lagging (firefighter)

Next week we’ll log time stamps for the questions. Discuss the show in the comments and post questions for the next episode.

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Edit: Not on iTunes yet. 


Catching Up

“Maybe yes, and maybe no!”

In case you guys missed it, AC and I were on Iron Radio last Friday. You can listen to the show here. Thoughts, questions, and observations are welcome on the interview.


There are still quite a few spots open for the Starting Strength Seminar at the Wichita Falls Athletic Club in Wichita Falls, TX at the end of February. This is your opportunity to train and learn at one of the best gyms in the country. Here is a tour:

WFAC Virtual Tour from A.C. on Vimeo.


I commend some of you for not only answering questions in the comments over the weekend but also defending against a few ridiculous statements from certain posters. It is easy to take anything that we say out of context or incorrectly assume it applies to every spectrum of the population. As this website grows, there will continue to be ridiculous comments and/or trolls. As a general rule, these intellectual children can be ignored.

A new t-shirt order will be in stock shortly. Also, I am working on a couple of other interesting designs. Stay tuned.