COACH columnist

“Do you have any favorite moments as an athlete? What’s one of your biggest highlights, where you look back and go, ‘Yeah, that was it’?”

For the sport of powerlifting, Dave Tate doesn’t have any lifts that stand out to him. He didn’t really care for the competing aspect of it but he loved the training.

What he misses (and loves) the most can be chalked up to the support of other lifters, particularly the contact someone else’s hand made as it pulled him to his feet before he went to lift.

“It’s like, ‘let’s fucking go’ because from there it’s like boom, I’m a different person. That I fucking missed. That can never be replicated. That’s an emotion I can close my eyes and feel and it’s just like, that’s the most awesome fucking part of the whole sport.”’

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