Mike Hedlesky takes a seat in this 138th episode of Dave Tate’s Table Talk.
It all began with Bryan buying a used monolift from elitefts. One thing led to another and nearing ten years, he’s still on the team as an athlete.
In 4 weeks, relieve tired muscles, add muscle or lose fat, and reenergize your CNS for the next cycle with this hypertrophy block.
Who’s Dani? Where is she from? What are her passions? What is she accomplishing in her practice and lifting career? She tells you here.
It is no secret that I have always used dynamic training and that I have my clients do it as well. My standpoint is that everyone can get something out of dynamic training, but the dose of it may vary.
This isn’t an article outlining how to drop the bodyweight. What I do want to talk about is the mindset and dealing with all of the change that is to come when dropping a lot of weight.
As the bodybuilder or raw powerlifter, you have to lift heavy-ass weights and build a big-ass chest. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done! So here are some ideas (cues and a sample chest workout) to help you get started.
Everyone wants to post up the coolest and latest recovery systems, like Salt Floats, Compression Boots, Prowlers, and Sled Drags, but as a big dude (or lady) are you considering walking?
You find a coach you feel is the best choice, and you make an inquiry. It’s a good fit, and you compensate him or her. You’re a powerlifter with a coach now. You await your program to begin your journey under the guidance of your chosen coach.
The plan for the training session was to squat but the bodybuilding group had a lot more in mind.
Motivation doesn’t mean a thing if you haven’t done the work. Relying on the psych up didn’t work for me and this is why.
Staying in my own lane and keeping a laser focus on pursuing excellence in the sport of powerlifting is what has allowed me to rise to the top of my field as a coach; specializing, not generalizing.
Do you think the top-level guys are 100% healthy? Do you know the best way to deal with critics?
Within the environment of the serious gym, race, religion, political ideation, and gender identity fall a far second to the bond of power, strength, and living life to its fullest. This is the story of strongman and powerlifter Kristian Johnson.
To perform these exercises correctly, you need to learn how to breathe and brace properly. But once you do, it will pay off big time.
You want debate? Go to a powerlifting meet and ask the lifters in the warm-up room if you should be focusing on your quads to build your squat. You’ll hear a lot of opinions. Who’s right?
Too often I see lifters doing the strangest stuff in the gym, and sometimes I get irritated enough to actually ask them about it. Their answers usually tells me everything I need to know: they’re followers, not leaders.
I thought about competing in powerlifting for nearly a year before actually signing up for a meet. Then I learned that I wasn’t going to figure out what I needed to do to improve as a lifter if I didn’t test my abilities and face my failures.
From nursing student and collegiate soccer player to one of the 10 best 181-pound powerlifters in the world.
Evaluating the past is important for fixing things that you did wrong. Looking forward to the future is important for setting goals. But if you do these things at the wrong time, you’ll run into trouble.
It takes a long time to be elite—truly elite—in this sport. Don’t try to change the standards. Change the way you work.
Day 1: Constant, crippling pain. Day 10: Pain free. This is the new game plan for lower back nerve pain.
Jay DeMayo invites Dr. Mann to discuss power and how strength coaches everywhere can better use information collected through athlete testing.
Every relationship has its highs and lows. You can’t stay on the honeymoon forever.
Things are getting hot between Dave and JL. What’s behind this growing bond?
If your training partner’s technique is poor it will take a lot more than empty encouragement to make him better.
My biggest mistake over the last few years was competing too much and training through injuries. Taking time off was probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do.
You’ve put 8-16 weeks of hard work into your meet prep. Why ruin it 24 hours before the competition?
We need to discuss passion and our affective response to any autotelic activity: it is important to understand that humans engage in things for internal forces other than survival.
There are two types of squatters: hip squatters and back squatters. The proper way to execute the lift depends on which technique is best for you.
Whether you’re healthy or coming back from injury, try incorporating these things to increase force production and longevity.
You can use a sled or a prowler for a lot of reasons. People like them for conditioning but I think they’re best used for recovery and restoration when you’re getting ready for a meet.
This list and the included video give you what you need to know before, during, and after the meet to help your lifter reach their competitive goals.
In transition from strongman to powerlifting, and now from the XPCs to Boss of Bosses, Carlos shares his journey.
Was I able to do these things and reach the level that I did simply because I believed?
A multi-world record holder in the bench press, a successful gym owner, and a successful all-around lifter, Magruder has certainly made his mark.
Chad interviews world-record holding powerlifter Dan Green and his wife Sparkle after a seminar at American Iron gym.
Dave and JL talk about the aspects of Circa Max that many lifters overlook: the what, how, when, why, and who.
Any successful team needs all of its athletes to be on the same page and shooting for the same goal.
I am not leaving the sport. I love this sport and even more so, the people in it, but the juice is no longer worth the squeeze.
If you’re competing raw but want to use briefs or a shirt in training, there’s one rule you need to follow.
So far, we haven’t even moved the bar. Keeping in mind what we learned in part one of this series, we are now ready to begin the press.
The key to breaking my long-term training plateau was turning to someone with more knowledge and training experience than me. He knew exactly what I needed.
Another year of RUM, another weekend of 5thSet lifters kicking ass on the platform. Thank God no one I work with broke a world record, right?
These training movements provide benefits helpful to every kind of lifter, athlete, or strength enthusiast. No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, they can help.
When moments of failure start to cloud your perspective of training, you need to return to your core philosophy. Asking these questions will force you to refocus on the big picture.
How to use this method depends on the goal of your training. I’ve used it differently for powerlifting, bodybuilding, and rehabilitation.
Looking for guidance from one of the best of all time? Steve Goggins breaks down the deadlift in video form.
From wraps and singlets to briefs and suits, here are the things I believe you should be wearing when you step on the platform.
To overcome the limitations of an exclusively online coach-to-client relationship, these elitefts team members traveled to the S4 Compound for a day of in-person coaching in preparation for CPU Nationals.
Whether you’re following a more flexible diet approach, carb backloading, or even taking a short run at low carb, keep in mind that these programs are valuable if not abused.
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.
The whole process is a mental fuck if you let it be. From poly to canvas, here’s my most recent battle with unanticipated obstacles.
Could your favorite (or least favorite) songs work as psychophysiological performance enhancers? Let’s turn to research for the answer.