In this 251st episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Andy Baker joins us. Welcome, Andy! 

Andy Baker has been working in the industry as a private strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer for the past 22 years. Since 2007, Andy has owned Baker Personal Training (formerly Kingwood Strength & Conditioning) - a 2500 sqft private training facility located in Kingwood, TX, just north of Houston. His clients include a wide range of individuals, from Division I college athletes to the elderly and essentially anyone in between.  

Andy’s online coaching practice focuses on competitive and non-competitive powerlifting, physique development, and sports performance for a wide range of athletes.  

In 2022, Andy was proud to take long time client 71 year old client Shelly Stettner to the IPF Masters World Championships, where she won 1st place in the M4 63kg and set multiple world records.  

In 2014, Andy co-authored the 3rd edition of Practical Programming for Strength Training with industry leader Mark Rippetoe. PPST3 seeks to clarify the differences between Exercise and Training, and walks the reader through the detailed mechanics of programming for long-term progress in the weight room. PPST3 clarifies the concrete differences between Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Trainees and outlines appropriate training programs for athletes at various stages of advancement.  

In 2016, Andy co-authored his second book, The Barbell Prescription: Training for Life After 40, with Dr. Jonathan Sullivan. BBRx outlines the importance of and methodologies for strength training for those in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. It is the most comprehensive text on the subject of strength training for the aging athlete currently available.  

Andy is also a former United States Marine, serving multiple combat tours of Iraq between 2003 and 2007.

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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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