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Are you sick of "fitness influencers," training fads, and crappy advice that barely applies inside the gym or on the field? Then sit down with elitefts CEO Dave Tate as he interviews the strongest & smartest minds across the strength sports community to talk real, hardcore training, business, life, and more. If you're looking for real, applicable information on all things training, join the crew.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 376 Ratings

Are you sick of "fitness influencers," training fads, and crappy advice that barely applies inside the gym or on the field? Then sit down with elitefts CEO Dave Tate as he interviews the strongest & smartest minds across the strength sports community to talk real, hardcore training, business, life, and more. If you're looking for real, applicable information on all things training, join the crew.

    #131 Ed Coan | The Legend (#1 Ranked Power Lifter '84-'04)

    #131 Ed Coan | The Legend (#1 Ranked Power Lifter '84-'04)

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    Ed Coan joins Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast as a guest in the 131st episode. Ed Coan is regarded as the greatest powerlifter of all time.

    Throughout his active powerlifting career (including international meets), Ed Coan has set over 71 world records. He became the lightest person at 220 pounds to cross the 2,400-pound total barrier and set an all-time powerlifting record total at 2,463 pounds (1019 squat, 584 bench, and 901 deadlift). 

    Ed Coan will be presenting at the elitefts SWIS Symposium 2022. 

    Register SUPER early for the elitefts SWIS Symposium 2022 to be held in Columbus, Ohio (registration prices will only rise the closer we get to the event)

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    About the Host
    Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of elitefts.com. He is the author of twenty books and has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting. Dave is married to elitefts co-owner Traci Arnold-Tate, and they reside in London, Ohio, with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.

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    Omaha Barbell - Ed Coan Classic
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    • 2 hr 15 min
    #130 Missy Truscott | IFBB Pro

    #130 Missy Truscott | IFBB Pro

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    Missy and Matt Truscott join Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast as guests in the 130th episode. 

    Missy Truscott is an IFBB Fitness Pro. She'll return to the Olympia stage in less than 150 days! Missy took first place at the 2021 Fitness International. In 2020, she was the Arnold Classic Ms. Fitness International Champion. She also won the Ms. Fitness Olympia in 2020.
    Matt Truscott is a successful financial advisor based out of Bellevue, Washington. Lifting for 20-plus years, he enjoys the process of maximizing his career, health, and training.

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    About the Host
    Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of elitefts.com. He is the author of twenty books and has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting. Dave is married to elitefts co-owner Traci Arnold-Tate, and they reside in London, Ohio, with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.

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    Marek Health 
    Marek Health is the telehealth platform that connects customers to partnered providers focusing on hormone optimization and preventative medicine—offering self-service labs at great prices and guided optimization. 

    Build your custom panel or a preexisting panel at marekhealth.com. 

    Visit Marek Health to order a comprehensive panel, lab analysis, and optimization, plus 10% off your first order when you use code "Tabletalk" (one word) at check-out.

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    #129 Mike Israetel of Renaissance Periodization

    #129 Mike Israetel of Renaissance Periodization

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    Dr. Mike Israetel is a Ph.D. in Sport Physiology and a professor at Lehman College (the only Bronx senior college of the City University of New York). He is the co-founder of Renaissance Periodization—a scientifically sound and reliable diet and training consultation service for anyone who wants to use it to achieve results. Mike has a BJJ purple belt and a jiu-jitsu brown belt and is an author and an NPC bodybuilder.

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    About the Host
    Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of elitefts.com. He is the author of twenty books and has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting. Dave is married to elitefts co-owner Traci Arnold-Tate, and they reside in London, Ohio, with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.

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    Marek Health is the telehealth platform that connects customers to partnered providers focusing on hormone optimization and preventative medicine—offering self-service labs at great prices and guided optimization. 

    Build your custom panel or a preexisting panel at marekhealth.com. 

    Visit Marek Health to order a comprehensive panel, lab analysis, and optimization, plus 10% off your first order when you use code "Tabletalk" (one word) at check-out.

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    • 2 hr 52 min
    #128 Naomi & Tom Sheppard | TOP UK TOTAL | #1 RANKED POWERLIFTER

    #128 Naomi & Tom Sheppard | TOP UK TOTAL | #1 RANKED POWERLIFTER

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    Naomi and Tom Sheppard join Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast as guests in the 128th episode.

    British powerlifter and elitefts athlete Naomi Sheppard, who competes in the 67.5-kilogram class in the raw with wraps division, locked out an all-time world record squat with 262.5 kilograms (578.7 pounds) on the barbell in Miami, FL, this past February at the 2022 WRPF The Ghost Clash. Naomi ranks #1 of all time (pound for pound) in all divisions in the UK. She ranks #18 worldwide. A few weeks out of the American Pro (July 29), Naomi will be competing Day 1 in the 67.5 KG class. Sheppard's most notable win came at the 2018 WPC World Championships at age 27. She was also the WPC European Champion three consecutive times from 2015 to 2017.

    Tom Sheppard is a UK-based strength coach and competitive powerlifter. His coaching career began as an strength and conditioning coach at the University of St. Andrews. As a competitor, Tom broke European and World Records as a Junior and now runs a large UK-based powerlifting team. Owner of Phoenix Performance, Tom and Naomi offers seminars internationally. He has written articles for elitefts, T-Nation, and Thibarmy.

    Today's topics include:

    -Naomi and Tom's path in strength sports
    -The athletes they coach
    -Raw and multiply powerlifting
    -The squat
    -Training as therapy
    -The difference between the UK and the USA in sport
    -What's required to make it to the highest level
    -Tom's history with anorexia

    About the Host
    Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of elitefts.com. He is the author of twenty books and has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting. Dave is married to elitefts co-owner Traci Arnold-Tate, and they reside in London, Ohio, with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.

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    Marek Health
    Marek Health is the telehealth platform that connects customers to partnered providers focusing on hormone optimization and preventative medicine—offering self-service labs at great prices and guided optimization.

    Build your custom panel or a preexisting panel at Marek Health.

    Visit Marek Health to order a comprehensive panel, lab analysis, and optimization, plus 10% off your first order when you use code "Tabletalk" (one word) at check-out.
    IG @marekhealth

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    • 2 hr 16 min
    #127 Paul Onied | Co-Owner of Coaches Corner University

    #127 Paul Onied | Co-Owner of Coaches Corner University

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    We welcome Paul Oneid to the 127th episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast. 

    Paul Oneid is a coach and the owner of Master Athletic Performance and Coaches Corner University's co-founder. Paul holds Master of Science Degrees in Exercise Science and Sports Management. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Exercise Physiologist with 15 years of experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in varying capacities from youth to professional athletics. As a competitive powerlifter, his best lifts in competition are an 805-pound squat, 430-pound bench press, a 725-pound deadlift, and a 1960-pound total. 

    About the Host

    Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of elitefts.com. He is the author of twenty books and has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting. Dave is married to elitefts co-owner Traci Arnold-Tate, and they reside in London, Ohio, with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.
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    Build your custom panel or a preexisting panel at marekhealth.com. 

    Visit Marek Health to order a comprehensive panel, lab analysis, and optimization, plus 10% off your first order when you use code "Tabletalk" (one word) at check-out.

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    Coaches Corner U

    Coaches Corner U builds the best coaches in the industry. Their online platform provides the knowledge you need to run an evidence-based practice and get the most out of your clients. Coaches Corner U teaches subjects such as human movement, nutrition, periodization, fitness business, mental conditioning, and research reviews and provides real-world case studies on applying that information in the field.   

    On July 18th, Coaches Corner U is launching its Certification Course cohort. This course will help you take your training and nutrition knowledge to the next level with 8 modules, over 10 hours of lectures, and weekly live collaborative labs. Graduates will earn 2.0 CEU's towards their NSCA certification. Use code ELITEFTS to save 20% off your registration from now until July 18th.

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    elitefts is a proud sponsor of Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast. If you can put it in a gym bag or load weight on it, we have you covered. Get 10% off your first elitefts order by using the discount code: TABLE TALK. 

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    Team elitefts Workouts, Programs, and Training eBooks support Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast. 

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    • 2 hr 35 min
    #126 Greg Nuckols: Host of Stronger by Science

    #126 Greg Nuckols: Host of Stronger by Science

    Greg Nuckols joins Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast as a guest in the 126th episode. 

    Greg is the Head of Content at Stronger By Science and co-owner of MASS. He holds an M.A. in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in exercise and sports science. As a drug-free powerlifter, Greg has held three all-time world records in the 220-pound and 242-pound classes. 

    About the Host

    Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of elitefts.com. He is the author of twenty books and has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting. Dave is married to elitefts co-owner Traci Arnold-Tate, and they reside in London, Ohio, with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.
    Support Dave Tate's Table Talk podcast by joining the crew.
    https://glow.fm/davetatestabletalk/

    Choose between a monthly or yearly subscription and receive extra benefits
    like:

    - Extra podcasts answering YOUR questions
    - elitefts discount codes
    - Free eBooks

    Support Dave Tate's Table Talk podcast today!
    https://glow.fm/davetatestabletalk/

    Sponsors

    Marek Health 

    Marek Health is the telehealth platform that connects customers to partnered providers focusing on hormone optimization and preventative medicine—offering self-service labs at great prices and guided optimization. 

    Build your custom panel or a preexisting panel at marekhealth.com. 

    Visit Marek Health to order a comprehensive panel, lab analysis, and optimization, plus 10% off your first order when you use code "Tabletalk" (one word) at check-out.

    Marek Health 

    IG @marekhealth

    Coaches Corner U

    Coaches Corner U builds the best coaches in the industry. Their online platform provides the knowledge you need to run an evidence-based practice and get the most out of your clients. Coaches Corner U teaches subjects such as human movement, nutrition, periodization, fitness business, mental conditioning, and research reviews and provides real-world case studies on applying that information in the field.  

    On July 18th, Coaches Corner U is launching its Certification Course cohort. This course will help you take your training and nutrition knowledge to the next level with 8 modules, over 10 hours of lectures, and weekly live collaborative labs. Graduates will earn 2.0 CEU's towards their NSCA certification. Use code ELITEFTS to save 20% off your registration from now until July 18th.

    Sign Up Today!

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    elitefts is a proud sponsor of Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast. If you can put it in a gym bag or load weight on it, we have you covered. Get 10% off your first elitefts order by using the discount code: TABLE TALK. 

    All profits from elitefts Limited Edition Apparel, Table Talk Coffee, and

    Team elitefts Workouts, Programs, and Training eBooks support Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast. 

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    • 2 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
376 Ratings

376 Ratings

B.Nuzzolese ,

Only one negative

Love the show. Definitely has an independent voice in the genre. However, my biggest criticism is that often guests are difficult to hear. The sound level of JM and Mike Israetel was pretty bad. With your show I have to have it max volume with no background noise. Definitely keep up the hard work, really enjoy the content.

wes dek ,

Best podcast for lifters and coaches

I’m a lifter and a coach of a group of newer powerlifters. I can’t express enough how valuable all the information Mr. Tate and his guess share has been to me and therefore my clients. But I think the best and most unique aspect of Mr. Tate is his was of expressing how the answers to most questions aren’t purely black and white but very nuanced. There are many ways to success and no matter how knowledgeable you are you can learn valuable things from all different types of people. Listening to Dave Tate has increased my desire to keep learning and not instantly dismiss things that don’t fit into my bias. Huge thank you to everyone at elitefts for clearly spending so much time and effort for free to educate others.

redbeard49 ,

Table Talk

Easily one of the best podcasts available for all things gym, life, and business.

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