In this 243rd episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Vigorous Steve joins us. Welcome, Steve! 

After 25 years of bodybuilding and 15 years of coaching lifestyle clients and competitive athletes, Steve felt it was best to give all of his knowledge away for free on his YouTube channel "Vigorous Steve." The channel is designed as a transfer of knowledge in an attempt to improve the health and well-being of the entire fitness industry, one informative video at a time!

Steve has a passion for everything that revolves around bodybuilding and optimizing performance through supplements and performance-enhancing drugs. With the growth of his YouTube channel, he decided to branch out to other sports and optimize productivity for high-performance entrepreneurs as well.

Steve has a background in financial business consulting, albeit this chapter came to a close in 2009 during the economic crisis of the late 2000s. Steve traveled for an entire year throughout Asia, ultimately settling down in Thailand. Steve is married, living with six cats, and is actively trying to conceive their first child.

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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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