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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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    • 4.9 • 483 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.

    #266 Chris Mcgrail | Combat Vet, 6 X Olympia Gold, Windows On The World WTC

    #266 Chris Mcgrail | Combat Vet, 6 X Olympia Gold, Windows On The World WTC

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    In this 266th podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Chris McGrail takes a seat.
    Chris McGrail is a 45-year-old former athlete from Staten Island, New York, with a diverse background in sports and a distinguished military career. He found his athletic calling in track and field, becoming a city champion in long jump and triple jump. McGrail's athletic journey led him to the United States Military Academy at West Point after high school, where an injury diverted his path from track to powerlifting.
    Graduating from West Point with degrees in Engineering Management and Mechanical Engineering, McGrail also became a certified Army Master Fitness Trainer. His military service took him to Fort Benning and into the heart of combat during the Iraq invasion in 2003, where his service earned him the Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation. The aftermath of war left him with PTSD and severe health challenges, but also fueled his success in powerlifting.
    With over 20 years as a strength coach and 24 years of competing in powerlifting, McGrail has coached soldiers and elite athletes, achieving significant success as an athlete himself, setting numerous records and winning gold medals. Despite medical setbacks and a warning from a surgeon that he would never lift again, McGrail defied the odds, continuing to compete at high levels and setting ambitious goals.
    Holding a Master of Science in Sport and Fitness and an MBA, his career includes roles in sports promotion and management, and he is currently the Utah State Chairman for the USPA. McGrail has directed national and world championship powerlifting meets and maintains a limited client roster for training due to his commitments as a father, husband, business owner, and advocate for using powerlifting to overcome PTSD. He is also an executive at a protein supplement company.
     
     
    Connect with him on Instagram @strengthsage or via email at chrism@nitorperformance.com
     
     
     
    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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    #265 Matt Wenning | Westside Barbell Training Method, Kidney Health

    #265 Matt Wenning | Westside Barbell Training Method, Kidney Health

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    In today's 265th episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk podcast, guest Matt Wenning sits down.
    In this episode, Matt and Dave discuss kidney function and health (delving into Matt's recent stem cell treatment in Cabo), business, the 70% rule, and much more!
    Matt Wenning is a three-time world champion powerlifter. He has directed over 6000 troops in strength, conditioning, and wellness for the U.S. Army, including Infantry and Ranger Divisions. He holds a Masters Degree in Biomechanics and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Ball State University.
    Matt grew up in Indiana, raised by a hard-working, middle-class family. His mother was a nurse, and his father was a Marine and truck driver. When he was six years old, Matt was hit by a car going 50 mph, which took a toll on his physical development. After undergoing 12 months of full leg casts and 12 months in a boot, his legs were underdeveloped.
    Four years later, Matt discovered lifting. It allowed him to see he was capable of anything, despite what he had gone through during recovery from his injuries. Then, when Matt was 13, his father passed away due to cancer; a result of complications from agent orange. That's when he started lifting in competitions.
    In the beginning, lifting was just a stepping stone to the goal of football. But it became a much larger pathway in his life. Lifting inspired Matt to attain higher education and become a strength coach. He excelled with a 3.9 GPA.
    He has been an adviser for the NFL, an international speaker for the NSCA, and a contractor for border patrol, airborne divisions, and the pentagon.
     
    Matt's IG: https://www.instagram.com/realmattwenning/
     
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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™.
     
    Dave's IG: https://www.instagram.com/underthebar/?hl=en    
     
     
     
     
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    • 2 hr 11 min
    #264 Ali Gilbert | Men's Health Taboo's, "GPP FOR TRT"

    #264 Ali Gilbert | Men's Health Taboo's, "GPP FOR TRT"

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    Ali Gilbert takes a seat in this 264th podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk & the 10th Crew Cast!  Welcome, Ali!
     
     
     
    Ali helps busy men get jacked, look great n**** , optimize testosterone, plus conquer nutrition—she normalizes b**** talk. She does this by helping guys sift through the bulls***, providing them with structure plus a plan that works for their lifestyle. She'll be speaking at the elitefts 2023 SWIS Symposium!
     
     
     
    She found her passion in men’s health working alongside industry-leading medical practitioners, speaking at medical conferences, the Perform Better circuit, plus building an authoritative network to empower men with the proper understanding of true Testosterone optimization. Majoring in exercise science from Springfield College, she has been a coach for 20 years.
     
     
     
    - 2-time Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional
     
    - Founder of Silverback Coaching by Ali Gilbert
     
    - Founder of the Silverback Summit, the only live men's health event featuring experts in nutrition, hormone optimization, fitness, + cardiovascular health.
     
    - Creator of Testosterone School, the only resource combining fitness, nutrition + testosterone optimizing strategies
     
    - Featured in Muscle & Fitness, T Nation, as well as various other publications, podcasts + seminars on the topics of testosterone, metabolism + fitness.
     
    - BS in Exercise science
     
    - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
     
     
     
    Ali's IG: https://www.instagram.com/thealigilbert/
     
    Ali's Website: https://ali-gilbert.com/
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    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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    • 2 hr 2 min
    #263 JM Blakley | "The Philosophy of Strength", The Mental Side Of Lifting

    #263 JM Blakley | "The Philosophy of Strength", The Mental Side Of Lifting

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    JM Blakley takes a seat in this 263'rd podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk. In this episode, JM and Dave discuss the Philosophy of Strength, Mindfulness in Training, the Act of Working Hard, and much more! JM Blakley is known for being the namesake of the JM Press and breaking numerous world records in the bench. He holds multiple degrees, including an MA in Strength and Athletic Conditioning and Ph.D.'s in Exercise Physiology and Metaphysical Sciences. JM credits a mastery of the basics as the ultimate driving force behind human achievement. His coaching philosophy is based on the idea that anyone can use the basics to achieve greatness. JM's IG: https:www.instagram.comj.m.blakley JM's YT: https://www.youtube.com/@jm7thlevel237
     
     
     
     
    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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    • 3 hr 15 min
    #262 Jonni Shreve | Mental Health, Personal Training, Nutrition, IFBB PRO

    #262 Jonni Shreve | Mental Health, Personal Training, Nutrition, IFBB PRO

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    Jonni Shreve, also known as "Mr. Tell It Like It Is," is a multifaceted IFBB Pro bodybuilder, ISSA Elite Strength and Conditioning certified, and Personal Training Nutritional coach, born July 12, 1983, in Windsor, Canada. 
     
    He's renowned in bodybuilding, participating in over 18 shows, with a significant victory as Mr. Canada in 2017 at the Canadian Nationals.
     
    In addition to his bodybuilding career, Shreve is a musician, father, ex-college football player, and a self-proclaimed comedian. He's known for his adaptability, especially in the evolving realm of social media, where he runs a popular YouTube channel with over 600,000 subscribers.
     
    Shreve also manages a successful online coaching business, serving both lifestyle clients and competitive bodybuilders. His commitment to mental health is evident as he competed drug-free at the 2023 Master Olympia, securing 5th in the 212 division, and has maintained a drug-free status for over two years.
     
    His career highlights his dedication to fitness and nutrition, setting a positive example in the bodybuilding community.
     
    Competitive History 
    2013: 1st place in NSABBA, 3rd in Heavyweight at CBBF Nationals
    2014: 5th in Arnold Amateur Heavyweight, 2nd in Heavyweight at CBBF Nationals
    2015: 2nd place in CBBF Heavyweight
    2016: 3rd place in Arnold Amateur, 3rd in CBBF, 2nd in Wieder All Heavyweight
    2017: 1st place in Canadian Nationals Super Heavyweight, 13th in Vancouver Pro Open 
    2018: 16th in NY Pro, 13th in California Pro, 11th in Toronto Pro Open
    2019: 9th in California Pro, 10th in Toronto Pro Open
    2023: 5th place in 212 Master Olympia
     
    Jonni's IG: https://www.instagram.com/jonnishreveofficial/
     
     
     
     
    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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    • 3 hr 25 min
    #261 Dane Miller | Olympic Weightlifting Coach, 20 X National Champs, Garage Strength

    #261 Dane Miller | Olympic Weightlifting Coach, 20 X National Champs, Garage Strength

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    In this 261st podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Dane Miller takes a seat.
     
    Dane Miller is a certified International Level coach in USA Weightlifting and USA Track and Field. He attended the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in 2021 with athletes representing the United States, Canada, Samoa, and Nigeria. In addition to the 4 Olympians in Tokyo, Dane has coached 8 Olympic trial qualifiers, 20+ national champions, dozens of state champions and NCAA all-Americans, in multiple sports.
    As the owner and master coach behind Garage Strength, Dane Miller is one of the United States’ most well-known and recognizable names in weightlifting, track and field, and coaching expertise. In addition to the undeniable heights his athletes have reached, Dane is the recipient of the USA Weightlifting (USAW) Larry Barnholth Award for Coaching Excellence, has been appointed to assist at USAW training camps at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, and was named team leader and team coach to 6 Team USA squads. He has had the honor of training under and with athletic luminaries including Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Zygmunt Smalcerz, and Charles Poliquin.
     
    Dane's IG: https://www.instagram.com/ghostfacedmillah/
     
     
     
    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™.
     
    Dave's IG: https://www.instagram.com/underthebar/?hl=en     
     
     
     
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    • 3 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
483 Ratings

483 Ratings

Benjamin$ ,

Dave is the man

Fantastic podcast covering it all in the field of Strength. Dave is an amazing interviewer asking questions that always lead the show into something interesting.

kenpoengineer ,

All Talk. Hardly any Substance

Really! You guys could condense your podcast down to 20 minutes. Tons of talk with hardly any substance.

DrMoore81 ,

If you train, follow this podcast

No fluff material, no garbage . This podcast is where the big boys, and girls play. If Dave interviews them , then you should listen to what they have to say because they are the real deal!

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