Bryce is a competitive drug-free powerlifter and powerlifting coach (13 years of experience at the local, national, and international levels).
A former powerlifter (took the ATWR raw total—formerly held by Dan Green), John is now dominating in bodybuilding.
The founder of Reactive Training Systems, Mike has taught more than 500 athletes and coaches how to make better training decisions.
Mike Israetel visits elitefts for the second time to talk everything about growth, business, training, the industry, and his current show prep.
Andrew became a strongman at the age of 16. It wasn’t until 2014 where he became a pro strongman in 2 classes!
He completely quit the gym and got his big ass back in shape with the help of Justin Harris.
An elitefts coach, CJ has been a coach and nutritionist for over 35 years. His gym, Total Performance Sports has been ranked in the top-20, twice!
His practice interests include non-operative orthopedic and sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound, aesthetic medicine, and health optimization.
He had a hereditary issue called aortic valve regurgitation that put his lifting and life on pause. What was supposed to be an easy fix led to four open-heart surgeries, then ultimately a heart transplant.
One of the only people in the world to deadlift 4x his body weight, Jordan is also well-known for his relationship with Gary Vaynerchuk.
It’s time for a Wendler update! Today long-time friend and previous sponsored athlete Jason Pegg joins the table.
Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports worldwide, at levels ranging from youth athletes to Olympians.
Danny set the all-time world record raw deadlift of 1074.5 pounds at the 2022 WRPF American Pro—the heaviest deadlift in powerlifting history.
Adam has changed his focus to overall human optimization and disease prevention through health coaching. His company Atlas Optimization has partnered with Marek Health.
He opened Madtown Fitness in 2013 in a small 2400 sq ft warehouse, and through the last decade, has grown it into a cutting-edge 20,000 sq ft facility.
A master technician, Daniel is a 4x Mr. Olympia powerlifting champion. His best meet performance includes a 1036 squat, 801 bench, and 804 deadlift.
In 2014, he became one of the youngest to receive a Pro Card, winning the NPC Nationals at 21 years old.
Paul’s primary focus is muscle physiology, biomechanics, and anatomy research. Let’s get HUGE!
Brian’s fourth time on the show, managing back pain is the main topic discussed today.
Looking for principles to abide by when trying to get bigger and stronger? Could you use a long-term structure for your training year?
Hosstile athlete Samson Dauda took 1st place at the Arnold Classic in Men’s Open Bodybuilding this past weekend at the 2023 Arnold Classic!
Ryan was the first man to bench 800 pounds. He held the all-time world bench record of 1075 for over 12 years.
Learn how JM is manipulating muscle growth and recovery this trip to elitefts. Plus, have a sticking point in the bench press? You’ll want to listen.
Daru owns and operates Daru Strong Performance Center, Daru Strong Productions, Daru Strong Digital, and Daru Strong Nutrition. His roster of athletes and clients include UFC elite fighter Dustin Poirier, Timbaland, and many more.
Scott is the creator behind Think BIG Bodybuilding Media, having brought together some of the best, brightest, and most hardcore minds in the bodybuilding industry.
Travis has been in the top-10 198 rankings for the last four years in both sleeves and wrapped divisions. After double quad rupture surgery…
Pete is a competitive 242-pound powerlifter with best lifts of 772 pounds on squat, 485 pounds on bench, and 920 pounds on deadlift. Understand his enhanced to natural journey.
Dan Bell is the first SHW to surpass a 2600 total, raw and in wraps. Tune in to hear about the squat he’s preparing to hit at elitefts this weekend.
We’ve reached 200 crew members! Here’s their first monthly BONUS episode. Watch future bonus episodes by joining the crew.
Brian was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and played his entire 9-year career for the them.
Kevin is the head coach and owner of Precision Powerlifting Systems, a competitive powerlifting team based out of Boston, MA.
Justin Harris is the owner of the customized training and performance nutrition company Troponin Nutrition and co-owner of 1st Detachment.
Daniel DeBrocke is the director of education at Kabuki Strength. He’s a competitive powerlifter and strength coach too. Learn more!
Zach began coaching full-time in 2002 and has been in the private sector for 20 years. Learn how his coaching career has moved full circle.
Jimmy Kolb is a drug-free, equipped bench specialist—the first and only person to bench 1200 and 1300 pounds and hold 11 competitive 1000+ pound benches in the last two years.
Nate Harvey, MS, CSCS, is elitefts’ executive equipment specialist. Learn more about equipment at elitefts and his book Conjugate U!
The Battle Axe Gym has been home to world-class strength athletes, SOF, first responders, and several state and national champions in powerlifting and strongman since 2012.
Although Anthony is a mutil-ply lifter, Anthony holds the single-ply world record squat (1036.2 @258) for the 275s.
Trevor has coached over 25 all-time world records with eight separate athletes: Dallas Norris, Jenn Rotsinger, Ashley Garcia, Phil Herndon, Jordan Wong, Stacy “Bama” Burr, and Danny Misencik.
Before we push into a brand new year, let’s reflect. Here’s the best of the best from 2022. Enjoy!
Together for the holidays, let’s see what ridiculousness these guys are up to.
Naomi and Tom Sheppard discuss training and intensification methods that work: eccentrics, isometrics, concentrics, and more!
Amber serves our country, is a badass on the platform, and is an advocate for women in the sport. Learn more!
Seth and Meana co-own Activated Performance, where their goal is to elevate the standard of powerlifting coaching and education.
Brandon currently holds the all-time world record squat in the 132-pound weight class, with a 567-pound squat.
Number one in your hearts, John Haack sits down with Dave in the 156th episode of Table Talk.
Shawn Frankl is the first to squat over 5X his body weight, squatting 1055 pounds at 198. Learn how Rick Hussey’s influence shaped Shawn.
The creator of 5/3/1, let’s see what Jim is up to this month and how his high school football team did this past season.
Tom’s life goal is to crack open a beer with every one of his followers. Let’s get stupid.
Only 30 episodes later, Dave is now a 5x World Powerlifting Champion! Listen about his training prep and what he’s preparing for next.
Cory worked as an underground coal miner to save money for college until he opened his first gym at 20. Co-founder of Musclepharm, where’s he now?
Strong supporters and longtime customers of elitefts, learn more about their story as competitors and business owners.
Blaine Sumner is an IPF Powerlifting World Champion and currently holds the most Open World Records in Powerlifting.
Learn more about Mike, his competitive background in football and bodybuilding as an IFBB pro, training methods, injuries, and more!
Trevor is a coach for Renaissance Periodization and specializes in diets and training plans. He’s totaled elite in multiply and raw divisions.
Teddy is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, strongly influenced by his extensive background in strength and conditioning (stops with Buddy Morris) and powerlifting.
Joe’s “gym blueprint” is now the industry standard, and DeFranco’s is a globally recognized brand.
Skip was one of the early pioneers of online contest prep (2001) when bodybuilding message boards were still in their infancy.