How to Plan Your Training After 60
How to Plan Your Training After 60
Getting older doesn’t give you an excuse to take it easy and watch your body turn into the shape of a bottle.
Continue Reaching Your Goals This Holiday Season
Continue Reaching Your Goals This Holiday Season
Four to six weeks of a holiday season IS NOT going to curve your physique goals. It’s the other 52 weeks of the year.
#81 - What Growth Means, Training Update & Lifting Tests
#81 - What Growth Means, Training Update & Lifting Tests
Dave and Sam sit down to discuss what growth means, Dave’s best raw lifts, their training updates, and 1RM testing for football players.
Determining Your Ideal Warm-Up
Determining Your Ideal Warm-Up
Do you stretch? Do you foam roll? Do you get under the bar and start hammering a few reps? Why? How’s it working for you?
Year One at The Bear Cave
Year One at The Bear Cave
There is no beginning and end, no start or finish, just a boundless chasm of opportunity here. Oh, and the door still sticks.
7 Strip Set Variations to Try in Your Home Gym
7 Strip Set Variations to Try in Your Home Gym
Adding in these exercises won’t make you tons of money on a paysite, but will add fun options if you have limited equipment in your home gym.
Please Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself
Please Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself
Everything in my life has been placed on hold for the past six years. I’m a shell of my younger self and here’s my story. I’m back!
#80 - Mitigating Injury and Peaking for the Meet
#80 - Mitigating Injury and Peaking for the Meet
Learn how to mitigate injury while under the bar and get the inside scoop on how Sam is peaking for his meet.
How Competition Helps and Hurts
How Competition Helps and Hurts
All competition isn’t necessarily a good thing. Too much as a business owner and you’ll likely forget what really matters.
#79 - Black Friday and the Work-Life Balance
#79 - Black Friday and the Work-Life Balance
Listen to just how crazy this time of year gets for retailers (online or brick and mortar), and how to balance work and life (or not).
Does the Anabolic Window Exist?
Does the Anabolic Window Exist?
Could rushing for that over-priced protein powder after working out be a waste of muscle-building hopes and cash?
The Dark Side of Personal Training
The Dark Side of Personal Training
I’m speaking to those well-intentioned trainers who miss the mark of our profession—internal and external health.
#78 - Scratched Bars, Commercial Gym's Secret & Life Strategies
#78 - Scratched Bars, Commercial Gym's Secret & Life Strategies
Don’t miss Dave and Sam going in-depth into why scratched bars are such a big deal and Dave’s life strategies he shares with Sam.
Weight Loss Strategies for a Strength Athlete
Weight Loss Strategies for a Strength Athlete
I’ve been heavy, lost weight, lost strength, and then piled the weight back on—more than once. Enough is enough.
Set Your Mind Free
Set Your Mind Free
Getting over the mental hurdles post injury can be just as painful as the actual injury, but you can come out of it stronger if you choose to.
Enhance Your Training Through a Detox
Enhance Your Training Through a Detox
I can’t see Arnold doing a set of squats with Ed Corney, as Ed scrolls through his social media or texts Franco Columbo. Can you?
6 Unorthodox Strategies to Find an Internship Above Your Experience Level
6 Unorthodox Strategies to Find an Internship Above Your Experience Level
You can’t just follow what everybody else does and expect to magically find the perfect internship. Consider these strategies.
The Devil is in the Detail for Gym Start-Ups
The Devil is in the Detail for Gym Start-Ups
As strength and conditioning coaches, before you buy the gym equipment and create an exercise selection chart, answer these questions.
#77 - Injuries, Perceived Maxes, & Squid Game
#77 - Injuries, Perceived Maxes, & Squid Game
Dave Tate and Sam Brown discuss how injuries can make you better, perceived maxes, and Squid Game? What’s going on?
The Best Diet for PCOS
The Best Diet for PCOS
Easy fix: Don’t eat any dairy, gluten, processed foods, sugar, anything with dyes, artificial sweeteners, foods that are round in shape, water…
What is GPP and Who's It For?
What is GPP and Who's It For?
Incorporate General Physical Preparedness into your regimen and watch as you meet or exceed your overall training goals.
Conjugate x Conditioning Football
Conjugate x Conditioning Football
Use these templates to cover all bases (strength development and conditioning) in one seamless program!
#76 - How Dave Enters the Void and Max Effort Training
#76 - How Dave Enters the Void and Max Effort Training
Dave Tate and Sam Brown talk about how Dave enters the void, their thoughts on max effort training, and trying geared lifting.
Have Enough Competitors Died Yet?
Have Enough Competitors Died Yet?
You might not be there yet, but as more people die you will feel the impact. Hopefully, you’ll question what you are doing.
Exercise Selection: Ask Better Questions and Make Better Choices
Exercise Selection: Ask Better Questions and Make Better Choices
Do you ever wonder why certain exercises happen in the order that they do? Or why athletes will work on power and speed before hitting their main lifts? Here’s why.
Foam Training Alternatives for Bench Pressing
Foam Training Alternatives for Bench Pressing
If you’re looking for alternative ways to keep pressing for extra recovery or to safeguard wear and tear in elbows and shoulders, it’s here.
Break Plateaus With These Overload Ideas
Break Plateaus With These Overload Ideas
If you’re in a training rut, employ some of these ideas to move the needle again in the right direction. Try each for a few blocks!
5 Things I Didn't Expect to Learn from Bodybuilding
5 Things I Didn't Expect to Learn from Bodybuilding
I never thought in a million years I’d compete in bodybuilding. The experience proved to be worthwhile and serves all facets of my training.
Why Athletes Need to Train Arms
Why Athletes Need to Train Arms
What muscles breed confidence and trigger to peers one is dedicated to the weights? Those muscles hanging from each shirt sleeve.
INTERVIEW: Owner of Sports Advantedge Brian Bott
INTERVIEW: Owner of Sports Advantedge Brian Bott
Meet Coach Brian Bott to learn how he uses the conjugate method for his collegiate football players. Need to see the results? They’re here!
6 Foundational Movements to Move, Feel, and Look Good
6 Foundational Movements to Move, Feel, and Look Good
Being lean, strong, and healthy are byproducts of moving right. Are you squatting, hip hinging, lunging, pressing, pulling, and carrying?
Poor Recovery is Holding You Back!
Poor Recovery is Holding You Back!
Training hard but still not seeing gains in strength and size? Try taking a harder look at your recovery. It’s science.
Bare-Bones Hockey Off-Season Exercises
Bare-Bones Hockey Off-Season Exercises
Use this off-season to build tissue resilience and counter wear and tear. My goal is to provide exercises that target numerous weaknesses of the athlete at once.
Standing Out in a Crowded Room
Standing Out in a Crowded Room
Treat every internship experience as the gateway to your future career. Establish high standards to follow for starters.
The Basics of Stem Cells
The Basics of Stem Cells
Stem cell research is a fascinating area of biomedicine. Science is just beginning to scratch the surface on how far their potential can go.
#71 - Dave Tate's Table Talk with Cory Schlesinger
#71 - Dave Tate's Table Talk with Cory Schlesinger
Today’s guest built a career as an athlete, intern (a ton), assistant, and director (a ton) until he landed in the NBA as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for the Phoenix Suns. Listen to his story!
Train and Rehab with Crossbody Extensions
Train and Rehab with Crossbody Extensions
Crossbody extensions address tissue tolerance and scapular awareness—something to use for direct upper body training AND physical therapy.
Vertical Force-Velocity Profiling and Its Use in Athletic Development
Vertical Force-Velocity Profiling and Its Use in Athletic Development
Use this theory and practical application of vertical Fv profiling to individualize program design for athletes.
Newbies Grow Fast
Newbies Grow Fast
Here’s a realistic case study that’ll fit your situation a lot better than actual research results. Newbie gains aboard!
Where You Sit When You Are Old Shows Where You Stood in Youth
Where You Sit When You Are Old Shows Where You Stood in Youth
What does Ed Coan, Robby Robinson, Mark Felix, and Dexter Jackson all have in common? You’ll find the answer in a Yoruba proverb.
#70 - Dave Tate's Table Talk with Chad Aichs
#70 - Dave Tate's Table Talk with Chad Aichs
Growing up in the age of Men’s Health magazines, Chad Aichs had to weed through all the bullshit to be one of the strongest men in the world.
Time as a Factor in Weight Training
Time as a Factor in Weight Training
Unless you’re here to make friends, your workout should last no longer than sixty minutes. Strategize for strength and size gains!
Going Back to Where We Started
Going Back to Where We Started
I cherry-picked the best of the best from twenty-plus years of programming. Here’s how our football players trained this summer.
A Well-Rounded Approach to Injury Prevention
A Well-Rounded Approach to Injury Prevention
No exercise or series of exercises can guarantee injury prevention. It takes a holistic approach with a heaping amount of common sense.
An All-or-Nothing Mindset
An All-or-Nothing Mindset
This attitude served me well for some time, but then it began to hold me back. Know when to use it and when to toss it.
Fat Gripz—A Specialty Bar in a Gym Bag
Fat Gripz—A Specialty Bar in a Gym Bag
Fat Gripz is a small and versatile tool that’ll transform the grip thickness of barbells, dumbbells, and more. What other specialty bar has these superpowers?
Calming the Storm Between Attempts
Calming the Storm Between Attempts
There are lots of articles and tips on getting you revved up to perform. THIS ISN’T ONE OF THEM. Learn to conserve your energy between sets.
Weightlifting Variations for Strength and Conditioning
Weightlifting Variations for Strength and Conditioning
Weightlifters are among the strongest and most explosive athletes in the world. So, let’s see how your athletes can benefit from doing them!
PR Your Next Bench Training Session
PR Your Next Bench Training Session
If your movement is constrained, how will this directly affect your bench stroke? A LOT. Try these four stretches.
Blending Training and Rehab for the Powerbuilder
Blending Training and Rehab for the Powerbuilder
There’s no reason to be sidelined into rehab purgatory when dealing with a combination labral tear with bicep tendinopathy. Read how this case study is applicable to you.
Why Powerlifters Should Front Squat
Why Powerlifters Should Front Squat
What moves 600 pounds, won't necessarily move 700 pounds. Reassessing my situation, I realized my thoracic extensors were weak.
2021 MiLB Opening Day
2021 MiLB Opening Day
Oh, what a memorable day for baseball this was—the day that many of my colleagues and athletes will never forget.
Heidegger in the Weight Room
Heidegger in the Weight Room
Barbell clubs like Gene’s are not just to build strength. If done right, they socialize the human body to foster awareness, connection, and culture.
Should Combat Athletes Bodybuild?
Should Combat Athletes Bodybuild?
If you're still in the "bodybuilding will hinder flexibility" camp, it's time for you to update your training IQ.
The Six Pillars of Excellence
The Six Pillars of Excellence
There are six pillars of excellence that every player and staff member should live by. It'll breed character, culture, and success.
5 Suggestions for the Garage Gym Powerlifter Training Conjugate
5 Suggestions for the Garage Gym Powerlifter Training Conjugate
Here are my suggestions if you are training in your garage, thinking about competing in a powerlifting meet, and are intrigued about the conjugate method of training.
Understanding the Force-Time Curve’s Role in Breaking PRs
Understanding the Force-Time Curve’s Role in Breaking PRs
Consider improving your rate of force development or increasing the duration of your acceleration phase of a bench press to improve your 1RM.
How To Progress a 6-Week Full-Body Training Program
How To Progress a 6-Week Full-Body Training Program
To progress a 6-week full-body training program, let's consider sets, reps, weight, and tempo.
3 Questions to Ask Your Client BEFORE Their Next Diet
3 Questions to Ask Your Client BEFORE Their Next Diet
As a coach, this is a tough spot to be in because you may have to tell a prospective client, "You're not ready to diet." Here's what to ask.

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