In this 235th episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Laura Phelps joins us. Welcome, Laura!  

Laura Phelps-Stackhouse is a certified Westside Barbell Special Strengths Coach. She spent ten years training and competing in powerlifting under the tutelage of the late Louie Simmons. In her 10-year powerlifting career, Laura broke 45 All-Time World Records. She still currently holds 5 All-Time World Records:

  • 440-pound bench press in 148-pound weight class
  • 775-pound squat in 165-pound weight class
  • 1800-pound total in 165-pound weight class
  • 540-pound bench press in 181-pound weight class
  • 540-pound bench press in 198-pound weight class

Since retiring from powerlifting in 2015, Laura has spent her time coaching numerous powerlifters, from Novice to All-Time World Record holders. Laura strives to honor her mentor, Louie Simmons’ legacy by continuing to educate others on properly implementing the Westside Barbell Conjugate Method.

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About the Host

Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of He is the author of twenty books and has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting. Dave is married to elitefts co-owner Traci Arnold-Tate, and they reside in London, Ohio, with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.

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