Naomi and Tom Sheppard join Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast as guests in the 128th episode.
British powerlifter and elitefts athlete Naomi Sheppard, who competes in the 67.5-kilogram class in the raw with wraps division, locked out an all-time world record squat with 262.5 kilograms (578.7 pounds) on the barbell in Miami, FL, this past February at the 2022 WRPF The Ghost Clash. Naomi ranks #1 of all time (pound for pound) in all divisions in the UK. She ranks #18 worldwide. A few weeks out of the American Pro (July 29), Naomi will be competing Day 1 in the 67.5 KG class. Sheppard's most notable win came at the 2018 WPC World Championships at age 27. She was also the WPC European Champion three consecutive times from 2015 to 2017.
Tom Sheppard is a UK-based strength coach and competitive powerlifter. His coaching career began as an strength and conditioning coach at the University of St. Andrews. As a competitor, Tom broke European and World Records as a Junior and now runs a large UK-based powerlifting team. Owner of Phoenix Performance, Tom and Naomi offers seminars internationally. He has written articles for elitefts, T-Nation, and Thibarmy.
Today's topics include:
-Naomi and Tom's path in strength sports
-The athletes they coach
-Raw and multiply powerlifting
-Training as therapy
-The difference between the UK and the USA in sport
-What's required to make it to the highest level
-Tom's history with anorexia
About the Host
Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of elitefts.com. 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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