Staying MAJOR Podcast with Eric Menk

"Major Pain" Eric Menk hosts a weekly show where he interviews personalities and discusses topics surrounding basketball in the Philippines.
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Jun 30, 2017

The PBA's Rain or Shine Elasto Painters sweet shooting lefty, Jeffrei Chan joins the 35th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Jeff came to fame while helping FEU win two UAAP championships in the mid-2000's.  Despite being a Mythical Team member in the UAAP, Jeff was taken late in the 2nd round of the 2008 PBA Draft.  Chan used this snub to add fuel to his fire and since has become one of the most consistent wing players in the PBA over the last decade.  He has been a PBA All-Star 5x, as well as being named the PBA Finals MVP in 2012.  Jeffrei has also represented the Philippines in international competition on multiple occasions, including the 2012 Jones Cup, the 2013 FIBA-Asia tournament, as well as the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

In this episode, Chan discusses his career.  Some of his highlights include playing for Coach Yeng Guiao, being a part of the largely successful Rain or Shine franchise, as well as his contributions to the Gilas Pilipinas program.  Jeff takes Twitter questions and then discusses what the future might hold for him.  Jeff continues to be one of the top wing players in the PBA.  He is currently preparing to compete in the upcoming PBA Governor's Cup with his longtime team, Rain or Shine.  You can follow Jeffrei on Twitter and Instagram at @jeffreichan

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Jun 22, 2017

The legendary Filipino shooter, "The Triggerman" Allan Caidic joins the 34th episode of Staying MAJOR.  Allan is known as one of the best shooters Asia has ever seen.  Twice he was named to the Asian Games Mythical Five team.  He had such legendary performances such as the 34 points all in the 2nd half to lead the Philippines past Japan in the 1990 Asian Games.  79 points in 2 and a half quarters of a PBA Game where he hit 17 three point shots. 68 points and 15 three's in a game.  48 points in a Finals game.  76 consecutive free throws made going without a miss from October 22, 1992, to May 11, 1993!  His feats are stuff of legend.  We were honored to have this legendary, iconic figure in Philippine basketball history to join Staying MAJOR.


In this episode, "The Triggerman" updates our listeners on what he has been doing in recent years.  We go down memory lane to discuss some of his astonishing feats he was able to accomplish as a player.  Allan also reveals some of his shooting tips for aspiring marksmen.  Finally, Caidic answers a plethora of questions from his very loyal fans.  You can follow Allan Caidic on Instagram and Twitter at @trggrmn


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Jun 14, 2017

The "Cool Cat" Mike Cortez joins the 33rd episode of Staying MAJOR.  Mike starred for the Green Archers of De La Salle in his UAAP days, where he led DLSU to 2 championships and where he was named to the UAAP Mythical Five team twice.  Mike played so well he was selected #1 overall in the star-studded 2003 PBA Draft.  Despite suffering multiple knee surgeries, Cortez has been a PBA All-Star, a member of the PBA Mythical team & is a 3x PBA Champion. Mike is a 14-year PBA veteran where he continues to play valuable minutes for GlobalPort BatangPier at the age of 36. 

In this episode, the "Cool Cat" discusses his current situation at GlobalPort, the NBA Finals, and tips that have led to his success.  During the Twitter questions section of the podcast, fans make it clear that they still remember his legendary UAAP career, where most of the questions from listeners are about that period of his life.  You can follow Mike on Twitter at @mike_cortez11 and Instagram at @mikejoycortez


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Jun 7, 2017

On episode 32 of Staying MAJOR we are talking Strength & Conditioning with the PBA's Phoenix Fuelmasters Strength & Conditioning coach, Julio Veloso.  Julio is also the head coach at Movement Performance MNL.  Mr. Veloso has a degree in Sports Science and a Masters degree in Sports Performance.  Phoenix is the 3rd PBA team Julio has worked with.  In short, Julio is one of the leaders in sports performance in the country.

In this episode, Julio and host Eric Menk, dive into training methods and diet.  From professional athletes to weekend warriors, to kids, to women, Julio has trained them all.  There is something for anybody who wants to live a healthier lifestyle to a professional that wants to get an edge on the competition.  You can follow Coach Julio on Twitter at @julioveloso79 on Instagram at @kotshulyo.  Movement Performance MNL can be found on Instagram & Facebook at @movementmnl


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