WATCH: Table Talk — Is Geared Powerlifting Dead?
WATCH: Table Talk — Is Geared Powerlifting Dead?
People always want to talk about when geared powerlifting ruled the sport. Now they think raw is in charge. What’s the answer?
WATCH: Table Talk — Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation Techniques
WATCH: Table Talk — Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation Techniques
How you choose to prime your body for a training session is up to you, but not all warm up and recovery methods are equal.
WATCH: Table Talk — Can You Bench Alone Using a Bench Shirt?
WATCH: Table Talk — Can You Bench Alone Using a Bench Shirt?
Equipped powerlifting isn't easy to do by yourself in a home gym. But if you're going to do it, you need to know how to do it safely.
WATCH: Table Talk — Jim Wendler Travel Stories and 7 Quick Questions
WATCH: Table Talk — Jim Wendler Travel Stories and 7 Quick Questions
The seminar era produced stories about cabs and airports and churches and bomb shelters. This is one of my favorites.
WATCH: Table Talk — How to Keep Strength While Cutting Weight
WATCH: Table Talk — How to Keep Strength While Cutting Weight
Dropping bodyweight doesn't have to mean dropping pounds off your total. If you have reasonable expectations, there are ways to maintain your strength while cutting weight.
WATCH: Table Talk — The Three Biggest Mistakes Intermediate Lifters Make
WATCH: Table Talk — The Three Biggest Mistakes Intermediate Lifters Make
If you ever want to reach an elite level in this sport, you have to get the rookie mistakes out of the way. These are the most common problems I see in intermediate lifters.
WATCH: Table Talk — How Can You Become Part of Team elitefts?
WATCH: Table Talk — How Can You Become Part of Team elitefts?
There are a lot of strong lifters in the world. That's not all we're looking for.
WATCH: Table Talk — Do Your Genetics Suck?
WATCH: Table Talk — Do Your Genetics Suck?
There's a way to know if your genetics suck — but not until you've given 100%. If you don't spend enough time trying, you'll never know.
WATCH: Table Talk — Can You Build the Deadlift Without Deadlifting?
WATCH: Table Talk — Can You Build the Deadlift Without Deadlifting?
A lot of people disagree about how often you should deadlift in the gym, if at all. For 13 years of competing, this is how I trained my deadlift.
WATCH: Table Talk — How to Stay Disciplined When Training Stops Being Fun
WATCH: Table Talk — How to Stay Disciplined When Training Stops Being Fun
You can love training more than anything else in your life but that doesn't mean it's always going to be fun. What will you do when training becomes the most difficult part of your day?
WATCH: Table Talk — Dave's Best Cheat Meal (13,909 calories!)
WATCH: Table Talk — Dave's Best Cheat Meal (13,909 calories!)
If you have only one opportunity per month to eat the foods you want, you don't waste it. By the end of the night I felt like I was going to die.
WATCH: Table Talk — Learning From Novice Mistakes
WATCH: Table Talk — Learning From Novice Mistakes
The annoying lifter in your gym might seem like he's making no progress, but screwing around is exactly what he needs.
WATCH: Table Talk — Curing Common Powerlifter Pain
WATCH: Table Talk — Curing Common Powerlifter Pain
Biceps and triceps tendonitis are among the most likely aches to plague competitive powerlifters. Here are several go-to ways to manage these and other common tendon and joint overuse injuries.
WATCH: Table Talk — How Much Is elitefts Worth?
WATCH: Table Talk — How Much Is elitefts Worth?
This company has never existed to compete with Company A, B, or C. If you own your own business, you need to understand your culture and evaluate how that translates to a dollar value.
WATCH: Table Talk — How Can Powerlifting Become Nationally Televised?
WATCH: Table Talk — How Can Powerlifting Become Nationally Televised?
Would powerlifting be more popular if it were in the Olympics? What if ESPN aired National Championships?
WATCH: Table Talk — Dave Tate's Best Fat Man Story
WATCH: Table Talk — Dave Tate's Best Fat Man Story
I can understand how you can squat, bench, and deadlift as a fatass. The real question is, how do you survive?
WATCH: Table Talk — Bodily Stress and Increasing Range of Motion After An Injury
WATCH: Table Talk — Bodily Stress and Increasing Range of Motion After A...
Coming off a debilitating injury, respect your body's range of motion and only push the limits when the time is right. You're on your way back, don't blow it now.
WATCH: The Red Flags of Online Coaching
WATCH: The Red Flags of Online Coaching
Everything you're seeing online is a mirage. How do you filter through all the bullshit?
WATCH: Rapid Fire Table Talk— MRV, Staying Competitive, and Coffin Dragger
WATCH: Rapid Fire Table Talk— MRV, Staying Competitive, and Coffin Dragger
Dave answers your questions from Instagram in 15 seconds or less.
WATCH: Have You Ever Felt Your Passion Slip Away?
WATCH: Have You Ever Felt Your Passion Slip Away?
It's not going to be easy to accomplish your goals. When your will to achieve starts to fade, what will you do?
WATCH: My Worst Injury in Powerlifting
WATCH: My Worst Injury in Powerlifting
Injuries suck, but we all get them. It's part of the game. But there's one injury that kept me out of the gym for months at a time. The doctor told me I'd never bench over 400 pounds again. He was wrong.
LISTEN: The Last Sports Performance Podcast
LISTEN: The Last Sports Performance Podcast
It's been a good two years and 64 episodes with elitefts and the Sports Performance podcast. Mark reflects on the ending of a great chapter.
LISTEN: National Championships, Gold Medals, and Money Ball - The Bob Alejo Interview
LISTEN: National Championships, Gold Medals, and Money Ball - The Bob Al...
S&C legend Bob Alejo breaks down training for all sports and the ever-so-important task of communication in our industry.
LISTEN: Joe Hashey Discusses Training Process, Football Players, and What Athletes Really Need
LISTEN: Joe Hashey Discusses Training Process, Football Players, and Wha...
The owner of Synergy Athletics and two-time NSCA featured speaker breaks down his career path and gives the advice that all trainers and gym owners need to hear.
LISTEN: Delegating High School Athlete Accountability Through Character Development
LISTEN: Delegating High School Athlete Accountability Through Character ...
NSCA High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Fred Eaves discusses the culture he has created at Battle Ground Academy.
LISTEN: Mark McLaughlin's Best Practices for Physical Preperation
LISTEN: Mark McLaughlin's Best Practices for Physical Preperation
The owner of Performance Training Center has combined a comprehensive program management system with extensive communication skills to optimize athlete development.
LISTEN: Chris Doyle Off-Season and In-Season
LISTEN: Chris Doyle Off-Season and In-Season
Iowa's Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Doyle sets a high standard for coaches and athletes to aspire for.
LISTEN: Showing Loyalty and Earning Trust with Evan Marcus
LISTEN: Showing Loyalty and Earning Trust with Evan Marcus
The Head Strength Coach of the Minnesota Vikings explains the importance of buy-in with professional athletes.
LISTEN: Tobias Jacobi Discusses Humility vs Ego, Sports Specialization, and Leadership
LISTEN: Tobias Jacobi Discusses Humility vs Ego, Sports Specialization, ...
The strength and conditioning coach from Strong Rock Christian School shares his experience from coaching multiple levels and sports.
LISTEN: How Mike Boyle Became a Coach of Influence
LISTEN: How Mike Boyle Became a Coach of Influence
One of the original strength coaches in the industry, Coach Boyle talks training, leadership, and more of what coaches need to hear.
LISTEN: Ted Perlak on Programming, Preparation, and Personal Communication
LISTEN: Ted Perlak on Programming, Preparation, and Personal Communication
The Head Strength and Conditioning Coach out of University of Delaware breaks down the beginning of the year struggles and how to set your program up for success.
LISTEN: Basketball Strength with UAB's Cory Schlesinger
LISTEN: Basketball Strength with UAB's Cory Schlesinger
The most recognizable strength coach from March Madness, talks about primal movements and programming,
LISTEN: Frank Wintrich—A Model of Humility and Hard Work
LISTEN: Frank Wintrich—A Model of Humility and Hard Work
The young strength and conditioning coach from BYU explains his development and the values he's put into place in his new position.
LISTEN: Eric Cressey on Performance, Baseball, and Staff Synergy
LISTEN: Eric Cressey on Performance, Baseball, and Staff Synergy
The most sought-after baseball performance coach details his journey in the S&C field.
LISTEN: Wisdom from a Renowned High School Strength Coach
LISTEN: Wisdom from a Renowned High School Strength Coach
One of the most experienced coaches in the country unveils the necessary components of a top-notch training program.
LISTEN: The Power Athlete Podcast
LISTEN: The Power Athlete Podcast
John Welbourn and his coaching crew provide insight into how they create power athletes.
LISTEN: Instilling Passion and Eliminating Excuses
LISTEN: Instilling Passion and Eliminating Excuses
Ross Bowsher brings an extensive resume to Arkansas Tech in order to raise the bar.
LISTEN: What Constitutes the Mecca of Strength and Conditioning?
LISTEN: What Constitutes the Mecca of Strength and Conditioning?
From the classroom to the weight room, Dr. Brian Thompson is the driving force behind Springfield College's success.
LISTEN: Changing the Game in Youth Sports
LISTEN: Changing the Game in Youth Sports
In the state of youth athletics, John O'Sullivan is the voice of reason amongst coaches, parents, and administrators.
LISTEN: An Inside Look at a D1 Strength and Conditioning Program
LISTEN: An Inside Look at a D1 Strength and Conditioning Program
From the Big Ten to the Pac-12, Evan Simon brings toughness and accountability to the Oregon State University football program.
LISTEN: Inside the Mind of The Research Meathead
LISTEN: Inside the Mind of The Research Meathead
Jon Mike simplifies the complex studies of nutrition and exercise.
LISTEN: Simon Sinek's Leadership Lessons
LISTEN: Simon Sinek's Leadership Lessons
The best selling author of 'Start with Why' and 'Leaders Eat Last', Simon Sinek explains the essential qualities of leadership
LISTEN: Loren Landow Exposes Methods for Developing Speed, Power, and Endurance
LISTEN: Loren Landow Exposes Methods for Developing Speed, Power, and En...
Olympians, NFL players, MMA fighters—Landow has trained them all. Here's how he does it.
LISTEN: Charlie Weingroff Integrates All Disciplines of Human Performance
LISTEN: Charlie Weingroff Integrates All Disciplines of Human Performance
From powerlifting, through the NBA, and onto the Marine Corps, Weingroff's expertise in human movement is derived from diverse experience.
LISTEN: Rugby S&C with Ashley Jones
LISTEN: Rugby S&C with Ashley Jones
The information in this podcast comes from years of rugby training experience on multiple continents.
LISTEN: How Adam Feit Got RYPT
LISTEN: How Adam Feit Got RYPT
Adam Feit shares how to optimize your coaching experience at every level.
LISTEN: Jay DeMayo's Rules for Transitioning to In-Season Training
LISTEN: Jay DeMayo's Rules for Transitioning to In-Season Training
The Head S&C Coach from the University of Richmond shares how to shape an annual training model.
LISTEN: You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure
LISTEN: You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure
Using all available technology and resources, Ryan Horn explains how he developed his successful basketball team.
LISTEN: Biochemistry and Biomechanics of Sport Performance
LISTEN: Biochemistry and Biomechanics of Sport Performance
The newest guest on the Sports Performance Podcast shares an exclusive section from his ebook.
LISTEN: The Showtime Podcast
LISTEN: The Showtime Podcast
There aren't very many people that own a business in their early 20s, let alone two. But, then again, most people aren't Nick Showman.
LISTEN: The Conjugate University Podcast
LISTEN: The Conjugate University Podcast
Nate Harvey has adopted the Westside Method of Training to allow his athletes to SFW
LISTEN: Deep Thinking with James Smith
LISTEN: Deep Thinking with James Smith
Half of The Thinker's knowledge may go over your head, but you'll feel smarter for listening.
LISTEN: Practical Training Tips from the Rugby World
LISTEN: Practical Training Tips from the Rugby World
In this sports performance podcast, Australia's Dan Baker shares a lifetime of strength and conditioning secrets.
LISTEN: Blurring the Lines Between Rehab and Training
LISTEN: Blurring the Lines Between Rehab and Training
Mike Robertson shares his training template and system for assessing his clientele.
Inside the Mind of One of the Top Gym Owners in the Country
Inside the Mind of One of the Top Gym Owners in the Country
In California by way of Scotland, Alwyn Cosgrove is changing the personal training business one rep at a time.
LISTEN: ACL Prevention Podcast with Dr. Tim Hewett
LISTEN: ACL Prevention Podcast with Dr. Tim Hewett
TIm Hewett is an international leading expert in the field of injury prevention, with a special focus on ACL risk factor and prevention research
LISTEN: The Rhodestown Podcast
LISTEN: The Rhodestown Podcast
Matt Rhodes has been a permanent fixture of elitefts™ for over a decade. His advice to coaches is invaluable
What "Live, Learn, Pass On" Really Means
What "Live, Learn, Pass On" Really Means
In this audio clip, Dave explains how to apply the motto to real life.

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