It's a long way to the top so find the main players who'll walk beside you to make you better along the way. It's easy to find people that look impressive but are they really everything they say? Are they all fluff with no substance?
Nothing like getting together with pals and talking old powerlifting stories. From Louie Simmons trying to break your fingers after beating you in the stomach, to having rules made specifically about you.
JM Blakley and Dave Tate have had their fair share of tendon problems. From tears to tweaks, they've learned how to strengthen their tendons to help lengthen their careers and put up bigger numbers. From ultra-heavy reps to ultra-light ones, here's a variety of tendon tools at your disposal.
Everyone likes putting their own tweak on popular programming. Louie Simmons was not very receptive when he learned Mark Bell had changed his, however. You'd think a 180-pound squat PR would speak for itself, but apparently it was still no good.
Stop screwing up your deloads and you'll see less back pain and significantly increased performance. Then stop screwing up how you tie your shoes! Done incorrectly, small movements can add up to exacerbate back pain.
Dave Tate and Brian Alsruhe both know you can't do the same thing forever and expect results. In the pursuit of maximal performance, you have to find your way to step ahead of the crowd. How do you identify what your own edge is?
“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room...” — Socrates
Dave Tate sits down for an episode of the Table Talk with Mark Bell and his co-hosts of the Mark Bell's Power Project, Nsima Inyang and Andrew Zaragoza. Dave and Mark talk about their past time training together, and life and business lessons they've learned since then.
Elite multi-ply powerlifter and world-class coach and educator Brian Carroll is on the Table Talk Podcast today to chat with Dave Tate. Whether it's Brian's methodology or his experience as a lifter and a coach, this under the bar duo is a wealth of knowledge.
After a sickness that kept Dave out of the office for a few days, he returns to the table to talk everything conjugate. Joining in on the collaboration, our trusty strength and conditioning editorial intern is by his side. Tune in and enjoy!
This week's table talk will be a combination of Dave's weekly sport science meetings with the strength and conditioning intern and answering your questions. Whether you want to advance your knowledge as a coach or athlete this one is sure to be a knowledge bomb on everything strength!
Most people walk into a gym and expect to see a power rack. It's as natural a thing as the grass is green or the sky is blue. Over the decades, the power rack has remained a gym staple due to its versatility and reputation.
The Train Your @ss Off with Dave Tate event was not only a life-changing experience; it was also truly something I will remember forever. It has made me a better coach, a better training partner, and a better overall human because it helped me figure out what is truly important in my life.
These rules are NOT for those competing. They are not for those who want to increase their “longevity” in the sport. They are not for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifters. There are different rules for all of these groups, and these are NOT them.
“Our human potential is much higher than we recognize.” elitefts coach and columnist JM Blakley might be the namesake of the JM Press, but he hopes his impact in the strength sports world will go far beyond that and the weights he's lifted.
Your training space is a one-car stall garage, and you want quality equipment at a decent price. Does this sound like you? Great, say no more. Every small garage gym owner should have these five things for endless training possibilities and year-round gains.
We all have things that we are grateful for. You won’t know it, though, because it isn’t posted on social media or the headline of the e-blast you are about to receive. Likely, it’s a culmination of little things that collectively bring happiness to our daily lives.
Anyone who walks into the Terre Haute, Indiana-based gym, THIRST, can see both quality and integrity through the primary services it offers, along with its affiliation to elitefts through gym owner Brandon Smitley.
If you have gym friends with different focuses, no worries! The gifts on this shopping list are sure to please both of your powerlifting pals, regardless of their goals, focus, or social media presence.
Since you guys couldn't get enough of him the first time, we've asked JM Blakley to come back to record another Table Talk Podcast episode. So sit back, relax, and listen to JM's soothing voice instruct you on how to become a better lifter!
Having a garage gym has been my dream since 1999. Now I’m going on my 10th year in my second marriage with two kids and working as a part-time Mr. Mom and a part-time gas utility worker in Northern California. That dream is slowly becoming a reality, and the items on this list will help speed things up.
Brian Alsruhe's training style is going to be different than what you'd usually see at the elitefts S5 Compound, but that certainly didn't stop him or Team elitefts athletes from exchanging ideas and having a good time.