In this 244th episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Logan Varner joins us. Welcome, Logan!  

Logan Varner is a 28-year-old powerlifter, full-time powerlifting coach, registered respiratory therapist, and the owner of South Side Elite Strength out of Houston, Texas. 

Competing since 2012, much of Logan's success as a powerlifter and coach has come from experimenting with and utilizing the conjugate method in various ways for raw lifters. 

He currently competes in the 308 raw with wraps class and has a best total of 2220, which is 28th all-time at 308. In the 308 raw with wraps weight class, he ranked top-20 in 2019, top-10 in 2020, top-5 in 2022, and ranks top-10 in 2023. 

In 2022, Logan was diagnosed with an extremely rare autoimmune joint disease called Intermittent Hydrarthrosis. This disease causes his knees and elbows to swell for five days in a predictable, pattern-like fashion. Despite this diagnosis and its challenges, he totaled 2182 in July of 2023. 

He's looking to beat his best total in 2024.

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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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