Returning to Competition After a Big Injury
Returning to Competition After a Big Injury

Injured and feel like your powerlifting journey is over? Look to Naomi for inspiration! She shares: It’s NOT over.

Extra Workouts for the Off-Season Football Player
Extra Workouts for the Off-Season Football Player

Here’s an excellent example of how to place extra workouts in a weekly off-season football training schedule along with what an extra workout accomplishes (or should).

Editor’s Letter for January
Editor’s Letter for January

With another year coming to a close, let’s take a look back at all that we’ve accomplished this year. Some exciting things came to fruition and we can’t wait to see what this coming year has in store!

LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast #35: Dave Don't Know Edition
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast #35: Dave Don't Know Edition

Dave didn’t realize he had a podcast scheduled for today, so he’s in the hot seat without any prep. If you have questions for Dave, fire away on YouTube’s live stream, NOW.

Making the Max Effort Easy
Making the Max Effort Easy

There are a ton of questions on how to work up to a 1RM on max effort day. While many lifters don’t use percentages, it certainly makes it easier on coaches and novices on how to pick attempts. Since many people who are new to doing these movements are not familiar with their maxes, use the following to help guide you.

WATCH: Business and Branding From the Mill
WATCH: Business and Branding From the Mill

In 2009, Dave took on the treadmill, the mortal enemy of powerlifters, as he answered questions about business and branding. This feat is not for the weak of heart or constitution, so abandon hope, all ye who enter here…

The Most Important Training Article You Will Read This Year
The Most Important Training Article You Will Read This Year

elitefts has a strong focus on the freedom of education — so strong that we’re willing to invest in all of the content we provide for you. For 20 years, the strength of this value has enabled us to earn your trust, and therefore, produce more content.

Happy 4th of July from elitefts!
Happy 4th of July from elitefts!
This Fourth of July weekend, the S5 Compound will be the training grounds for elitefts athlete Meana Albersworth, who's working on getting her lifts up for her upcoming meet. Enjoy the fireworks and hot dog eating contests. May your gains be great!
The Vault: Do the Stuff You Suck At
The Vault: Do the Stuff You Suck At

Do you ever wonder where your weak points come from? What to learn how to overcome them? This FREE resource is for you…

LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast #13 with JM Blakley
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast #13 with JM Blakley

The feedback from this Podcast has been unreal! Due to the overwhelming number of emails, DM’s and comments we have decided to blast this out to all of our channels asap. We know you will enjoy this one so much you will share it with all of your training partners and friends.

Dave Tate, A Mother's Perspective
Dave Tate, A Mother's Perspective

Marge Tate could have allowed labels, sickness, and loss to paralyze her legacy. Instead, through passion, tradition, and communication, her commitment to human connection and service is alive — and she passed it on to Dave.

Union Fitness: Pittsburgh's Community Gym
Union Fitness: Pittsburgh's Community Gym

“We only have our word.” For Union Fitness owner Casey Williams, his history with elitefts, staff, integrity, and the imagery of Pittsburgh unions and steel are the things that hold his gym and community together.

World Autism Awareness Month Kicks Off April 2nd
World Autism Awareness Month Kicks Off April 2nd
April 2nd, or Autism Awareness Day, marks the start of Autism Awareness Month. Instead of donning blue as a symbol of autism awareness, here are a few other things you could do to participate in this month, as well as what elitefts has planned. (Hint: It involves a sale, articles, and a special Table Talk Podcast episode.)
Power in Motion is Coming Soon to Gahanna, Ohio
Power in Motion is Coming Soon to Gahanna, Ohio
What sets Power in Motion apart from other Gahanna, Ohio, gyms? Here, members won’t just be a number — they'll all have individualized programs. Luckily for owner Alex Powers, elitefts has equipment that's just as unique as future gym members.
elitefts Columnist's Article Featured in Training & Conditioning E-Magazine
elitefts Columnist's Article Featured in Training & Conditionin...
elitefts columnist Chris Janek's article, "Circuits and Supersets for BAMF Wrestlers," landed itself 15 seconds of fame and glory in this week's Training & Conditioning newsletter.
Update: elitefts Strong(er) Sports Training and Success Summit Schedule and Registration
Update: elitefts Strong(er) Sports Training and Success Summit Schedule ...
Registration for the 2019 elitefts Strong(er) Sports Training and Success Summit is now open! Not sure about the schedule? Click here for more information. Got the info? What are you waiting for? On your mark, get set... GO REGISTER!
LISTEN: Reactive Training Systems Podcast #80 with Dave Tate
LISTEN: Reactive Training Systems Podcast #80 with Dave Tate

In the 80th episode of the Reactive Training Systems podcast, host Mike Tuchscherer and Dave Tate talk about how to build and strengthen relationships in order to lay down the foundation for a strong business and a legacy in competitive powerlifting.

elitefts Heads Home for the Holidays
elitefts Heads Home for the Holidays

Over the next few days, your patience will be rewarded…

Learn to Train X — What It Really Means to Live, Learn, and Pass On
Learn to Train X — What It Really Means to Live, Learn, and Pass On

In rant fashion, Dave Tate breaks down the components of the famous “Live, Learn, Pass On” philosophy that has shaped his personal journey, as well as the overarching mission of elitefts.

WATCH: Chainz for Gainz — Is Your Accommodating Resistance Doing Anything?
WATCH: Chainz for Gainz — Is Your Accommodating Resistance Doing Anything?

Using chains as accommodating resistance incorrectly can be detrimental to your athletes…and your street cred.

WATCH: elitefts Core Values — Strength
WATCH: elitefts Core Values — Strength

What is true in the gym is true in life. Everything is about strength and overcoming adversity.

WATCH: elitefts Core Values — Trust
WATCH: elitefts Core Values — Trust

In the world of strength training, you often see trust: between training partners, between lifters and their equipment, and between competitors and judges. But not all trust is created equal.

WATCH: elitefts Core Values — Focus
WATCH: elitefts Core Values — Focus

Without focus, you won’t make it far in training, business, or life.

The elitefts Company Story
The elitefts Company Story

From 1998 to today, elitefts has had one simple goal: to make average athletes great and great athletes elite. This is how the company has grown along the way to educate and outfit the strongest athletes around the world.

Powerlifting Belt Review: How Your Belt is Manufactured and Produced
Powerlifting Belt Review: How Your Belt is Manufactured and Produced
An in-depth look at the most popular belts on the market and how you should go about selecting the right one for you.
Honoring elitefts Members Who Served Our Nation
Honoring elitefts Members Who Served Our Nation
We are honored to have team members who served our nation and this is a post paying homage to them. Check out their stories.
2018 elitefts Sports Performance Summit Speaker Highlight with Victoria Felkar
2018 elitefts Sports Performance Summit Speaker Highlight with Victoria ...
Looking to support the values, mission and legacy of elitefts, here is what to expect from Victoria Felkar on March 10.
XPC 2018: Bryan Doberdruk Pulls 781 Pounds — Wins Again
XPC 2018: Bryan Doberdruk Pulls 781 Pounds — Wins Again
Despite pre-competition nerves, Doberdruk walks away with the title and PR for the second year in a row at the XPC 21 Deadlift Salute (lightweight division). Check out his results.
XPC 2018: Brandon Bombs
XPC 2018: Brandon Bombs
While getting ready for his wedding and working two jobs, Brandon Smitley couldn't prepare for this meet as he had hoped. It was a tough day for Smitley but he is in good spirits and looking forward to his next meet.
XPC 2018: Kirschen Wins Weight Class and Best Overall Lifter
XPC 2018: Kirschen Wins Weight Class and Best Overall Lifter
Despite an emotional last couple weeks, Dave Kirschen was able to overcome a heavy heart and sporadic training cycle to win big at the XPC. Check out his results.
XPC 2018 — Julia Sets Three PRs
XPC 2018 — Julia Sets Three PRs
Julia Ladewski provides us pre-competition insight, her mentality during a meet and what it means to represent elitefts under the bar. Check out her XPC 2018 results.
Team elitefts Competition Schedule for 2018 XPC Powerlifting
Team elitefts Competition Schedule for 2018 XPC Powerlifting
Columbus Ohio is the place to be March 1-4. Here’s the running itinerary for elitefts competitors and coaches.
5 New elitefts Items Worth Checking Out
5 New elitefts Items Worth Checking Out
Check out the new line of Westside Barbell equipment, elitefts tee's and tanks and the Airex Balance Pad that is a must-have for any functional training enthusiast. Add these new items to your cart today!
2018 elitefts Sports Performance Summit Speaker Highlight: Jeremy Frey
2018 elitefts Sports Performance Summit Speaker Highlight: Jeremy Frey
As a long time elitefts member, here is what to expect from Jeremy Frey on March 10.
Joe Sullivan Walks Away Unharmed After Catastrophic Equipment Failure
Joe Sullivan Walks Away Unharmed After Catastrophic Equipment Failure
Shit like this happens, don’t be next.
The B.T.H. Program — Three-Week Jump Start Phase
The B.T.H. Program — Three-Week Jump Start Phase

The other day I was sitting in my office working on the 2006 marketing plan and in busts Jim with a huge grin on his face and a handful of reports.

Iron Sport Gym: Where Training Reigns Supreme
Iron Sport Gym: Where Training Reigns Supreme
Steve Pulcinella, an elitefts alumni who routinely demonstrates what it means to Live, Learn and Pass On, shares what elitefts means to him. Watch!
Super Bowl 2018: New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles Bring Awareness to Autism
Super Bowl 2018: New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles Bring Awar...
Both Super Bowl LII teams, the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, do their part to bring awareness to autism both on and off the field.
5 New elitefts Items Worth Checking Out
5 New elitefts Items Worth Checking Out
Each month I will be highlighting and linking to five new products available on the elitefts website, as well as releasing a list and brief summary of five books I recommend looking at on Amazon.
Georgia Southern Adds Donald Day as Assistant Football S&C Coach
Georgia Southern Adds Donald Day as Assistant Football S&C Coach
No stranger to the collegiate weight room, Donald Day has earned himself a spot at Georgia Southern University as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Eagles football team.
WATCH: Table Talk — How Dave Supported Himself as a Powerlifter Before elitefts
WATCH: Table Talk — How Dave Supported Himself as a Powerlifter Before e...

Before the original Q&A, before the equipment, before the team, what was Dave doing?

WATCH: Equipment Feature with Steve Diel — elitefts Core Blaster
WATCH: Equipment Feature with Steve Diel — elitefts Core Blaster

Small, compact, and completely versatile, this is the perfect implement for the home gym.

How Dave Tate and elitefts Used 7,292 Pieces of Content to Outlift the Competition
How Dave Tate and elitefts Used 7,292 Pieces of Content to Outlift the C...
Enjoy this short read written by Jason Thibault from Massive Kontent to gain a better understanding of the ins and outs of our content department.
elitefts Trap Bar Deadlift 101
elitefts Trap Bar Deadlift 101

Using the Trap Bar Deadlift may be one of the best exercises for beginners in a team setting.

Saying Goodbye — Memories of the S4 Compound
Saying Goodbye — Memories of the S4 Compound

As we leave the S4 Compound and christen the S5 Compound, join us in giving a proper farewell to a place we have called home for many years.

The Science of Winning According to Vasili Alexeyev
The Science of Winning According to Vasili Alexeyev

This is a repost of what Dave feels is one of the most educational articles we have ever posted.

Strongman Games Masters 2017
Strongman Games Masters 2017
Clint Darden is taking some of his own advice as he heads into the Strongman Games Master's event that is to take place December 16th and 17th this year in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Cyprus Strong: The State of Strongman in Cyprus
Cyprus Strong: The State of Strongman in Cyprus
I caught up with the freshly crowned Cyprus's Strongest Man for a couple of hours to get the rundown on the void that strongman has filled in Cyprus over the past few years. Even more exciting is the direction the sport is heading as it continues to grow.
Dave Tate: Looking Back On Nearly 20 Years, Some Things Never Change
Dave Tate: Looking Back On Nearly 20 Years, Some Things Never Change

With the exponential growth of the fitness industry over the past 20 years, the roots of elitefts still hold strong: a foundational trunk of knowledge sprouting enough branches to accommodate nearly every training discipline imaginable.

Wishing You Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year
Wishing You Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year

It’s in the spirit of appreciation that elitefts.com has made contributions to the following organizations who do so much to improve the quality of life in our communities.

Coming Soon - Mark Dugdale UGSS Event
Coming Soon - Mark Dugdale UGSS Event
Mark wants to know what YOU would like him to speak about in his Special Presentation! Please take a few seconds to let us know....
elitefts Classic: How to Set Up A Program — A New Look at Weak Points
elitefts Classic: How to Set Up A Program — A New Look at Weak Points

I don’t know how many questions we’ve gotten about how to train certain weak points. Of course, almost every question is in regard to a weak muscle group or a certain portion of a lift.

17th Annual Columbus Walk for Wishes
17th Annual Columbus Walk for Wishes
It's a beautiful sight to see hundreds of people walking to make wishes come true! #walkforwishes
WATCH: 2016 Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games — Powerlifting
WATCH: 2016 Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games — Powerlifting

With lifters from Madison County competing and elitefts providing the equipment, this event meant a lot to our community.

WATCH: Inside Look at elitefts with Mutant on a Mission
WATCH: Inside Look at elitefts with Mutant on a Mission
"He's got like $10K worth of lat pull handles there. I've never seen more handles in my life."
Madison Press: elitefts Creates Global Success from London Headquarters
Madison Press: elitefts Creates Global Success from London Headquarters
Our local paper breaks down the "grey brick building next to the train tracks on Maple Street."
How to Train and Use the Stretch Reflex for Better Performance
How to Train and Use the Stretch Reflex for Better Performance

The stretch reflex plays a vital role in your body’s ability to promote flexibility, increase strength, and develop power.

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