Explore practical tips for overcoming obstacles, structuring your training, and cultivating a positive mindset…aka get your shit together.
Learn from the personal journey of Nathan Robertson who transformed his bench press by reevaluating relying on shirted board press training.
Learn DIY adjustments for powerlifting gear to achieve optimal performance and comfort.
Here’s insight into our high school strength and conditioning program. Consider the principles we follow.
The bad news: You can’t go hard all the time. It’s the quickest way to burn out — to see your progress stall, to get injured, and to lose interest in your training. The good news: A bodybuilding-style approach to the offseason has a ton of benefits for the powerlifter.
The deadlift is just that thing you have to do in a meet before you go to dinner.
You’ve just competed, now what?Here are YOUR tips for training during the powerlifting offseason.
The benefits of this performance enhancing drug includes increased appetite, sleep, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The 4-Day Outlaw Program is a combination of conjugate and bodybuilding style training, setup for the multiply lifter yet modified for raw lifters.
In this final part of these series, let’s create a full-body training program. Rule 1…
Learning what to do with your neck and head in your deadlifts might give you just what you need to hit a new PR. Don’t take head positioning for granted.
Are you getting ready for your first powerlifting meet? Learn these tips and tricks now before you step onto the platform.
In the second article of this series, we look at the pros and cons of utilising a whole-body approach with your training.
Peaking for your meet day should happen around six weeks out. Here’s a thorough plan to make sure you get the most out of your lifts when the time comes to step on the platform.
Whole-body training is highly underutilized in today’s world, and yet, it’s one of the fundamental programming methodologies to date.
I used to hate the term “special needs,” but now I can’t stand people who say they hate the term. FACT: My son has special needs.
Deadlift technique should precede everything else. Learn the golden rules of deadlifting first, practice them hard and often, then load up the bar.
Travis Rogers shares his thoughts and insights after spending time with Dave Tate on a recent Table Talk.
Powerlifters equate cardio and conditioning with losing strength gains, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Most powerlifters chase success and fulfillment through PRs and competition, but there is success to be had in the process. Don’t forget that.
Powerlifting federations are a business first. So make sure you align yourself to a federation that speaks to your philosophy, values, and ethos.
The conjugate method is tried and true, but many will inevitably butcher execution. Learn how to course correct to get the most out of your conjugate program.
Anyone, regardless of experience, should be able to program workouts for themselves. Once you understand your goals, use these easy tips to build a program that delivers results.
Most people train like the athletes and Olympians they admire, but that’s poor practice. Train for YOU, and watch your progress skyrocket.
Training with Boris Sheiko changed me as both a powerlifter and a coach, and I’m forever grateful for it.
Your biological age is different than your training age. If you’ve racked up years of training in the gym, you should learn the difference between the two.
Want to get more out of your training programs? Include single-leg training.
If you have an equal love for bodybuilding and powerlifting with a goal to become bigger and stronger, this program is for YOU.
What do you believe you need more of in your training? More rotation? Is the low back super cranky? Pick 1-2 exercises and get started.
Consider where YOU lack focus. These things are widespread knowledge, nothing ground-breaking but surprisingly not prioritized correctly.
Did you bomb your last meet? GOOD! Tell me, what did you learn from the whole experience? USE IT to get better.
Stacy’s 1435-pound total at 148 gave her an astounding 668 Wilks, which ranks her as the number one powerlifter in the world.
You’ve done the work thus far to demonstrate your strength on the platform. Don’t ruin it with poor food choices come meet day.
AJ Roberts takes a seat in this 137th podcast episode of Dave Tate’s Table Talk.
With our Westside Table Talk episode coming up I thought I’d add more background to this article on Westside and the lifters I met there
The moving parts behind the competition life are brutal. Go all in, and know when to get out.
Powerbuilding is not just bodybuilding with the squat, bench press, and deadlift tacked on. It’s also not just powerlifting with accessory exercises.
Dropping from the 320s to the 250s and competing as a 308 to a 242, I was forced to switch up my training split. Here’s the split!
In 2016, Boris Sheiko met Louie Simmons for the first time. Here’s how they spent their time together and what they talked about.
The greatest powerlifter of all time has learned a thing or two about how to be the best in the world. He approaches life the same way.
This program is a combination and rewrite of a five-day cycle I followed for ten weeks (two-and-a-half blocks) after a tear in my erector and some serious knee pain.
A simple and practical solution for those on tight schedules. With this setup, add hundreds of pounds to your total.
Powerlifting is a small and fleeting part of Jo’s existence. Although one of his top priorities, the joy of life is family. Learn more!
Talk to any strength coach or trainer, and in some way, they have been influenced by Louie Simmons. Here are 7 ways he influenced me.
Use the omni-contraction method and the different contractions (concentric, eccentric, and isometric) to improve your powerlifting total.
JL Holdsworth and Douglas Heel join Dave to discuss their travels and share ideas on healing and performance in serving diverse populations.
Jim Wendler and Matt Rhodes to discuss training, coaching, consistency, discipline, and past Westside Barbell stories
In the final episode of Season 2, Dave Tate sits down to discuss Louie Simmons’ passing and the future of Dave Tate’s Table Talk Podcast.
As long as you are meeting your caloric needs and are getting enough sleep every night, training is by far the most important thing you have to get stronger.
Sam talks about what it was like going from “Training HIS Ass Off” to “Training YOUR Ass Off” and going from a participant to an assistant.
If you’ve plateaued this training season, let Sam be your guide and deliver 3 steps to help you get stronger now.
In this episode of Dave Tate’s Table Talk, Brian Carroll and Dave sit down and share a cigar and dive into what it means on going “all in” in the gym, not wanting to train, and how the hell these little guys deadlifting so much. Don’t miss this episode, filled with banter between friends and […]
You may be wondering how speed training, training volume, and crack houses all come up in one episode. Listen to find out.
How much you bench is reliant on a good warm-up. Here’s an upper body warm-up to help answer this question while reducing the risk of injury.
There is more to building the deadlift than variety, and there is also a point of diminishing returns to consider.
Sam Brown and Naomi Sheppard talk training and the Ghost Clash, where Naomi competed recently and finished as a top lifter.
What? Yes, you read that title correctly. Whoever said that alcohol and training don’t mix was trying to take away some good times.
Sam Brown takes over this episode to talk about exercise selection and share his exercise selection checklist.