Dave Tate


Dave 'Under The Bar' has been involved in Strength & Conditioning for over three decades. He has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting with professional, elite, gen pop and novice athletes, trainers and coaches. He has spoken at over 100 events and authored 20 books, as well as, writing over 2000 articles for magazines and prominent websites. Dave competed in Powerlifting between 1983-2004 obtaining elite rankings in multiple weight classes. Dave is married to elitefts co-founder Traci Arnold-Tate where they resided in London, Ohio with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.

  • Band Pushdowns

    I like to add these into training programs for several reasons. Here are a few...

    Band Pushdowns
  • Team elitefts AMA Schedule

    Have you seen the elitefts team members running AMA’s each week? Have you ever wonders when they do them? Over the weekend we asked them for a general idea so we could pass it on to you. This is what we have so far. ⁣⁣

    Team elitefts AMA Schedule
  • Washed Up Meathead Rule #1

    Up until a few years ago, the most time off training I can remember was no more than a week or two. It wasn't part of my belief system, and when I did take off two weeks, the joint pain got worse. In a way, it is like a race car slamming on the brakes.

    Washed Up Meathead Rule #1
  • Bad Days

    You had a training session, a meeting, you signed a business deal... whatever. Let’s just say you had a bad day. ⁣

    Bad Days