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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.

Dave Tate's Table Talk elitefts.com

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 392 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.

    #141 Fouad "Hoss" Abiad | Entrepreneur, IFBB PRO, Heavyweight Champ

    #141 Fouad "Hoss" Abiad | Entrepreneur, IFBB PRO, Heavyweight Champ

    Fouad "Hoss" Abiad joins Dave Tate's Table Talk Podcast as a guest in the 141st episode.
    Fouad "Hoss" Abiad is a retired Canadian IFBB pro and owner of Hosstile. He racked up an impressive nine top-three finishes over his 15-year tenure, including two victories. Fouad was also a CPA member during his amateur career and was the heavyweight winner at the 2005 Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships, where he was awarded his IFBB pro card.
    He hosts The Real Bodybuilding Podcast, which brings you weekly interviews with bodybuilding's top athletes and leading experts in nutrition, supplementation, training, athletic performance, and more to help educate and motivate.
    Fouad's Website: http://www.fouadabiad.com/
    Hosstile: https://hosstile.com/
    Fouad Abiad Championships: http://www.fouadabiadchampionships.com/ 
    Fouad's IG: https://www.instagram.com/fouadabiad/?hl=en 
    Fouad's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FouadAbiad
     
    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
    #140 Travis Ortmayer ⎸ World's Strongest Man Competitor, Survivor, Texas Stoneman

    #140 Travis Ortmayer ⎸ World's Strongest Man Competitor, Survivor, Texas Stoneman

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    In this 140th podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Travis Ortmayer takes a seat.
     
    Travis Ortmayer is a professional strongman who has competed in eight world championships. In 2010, Travis broke his ankle, placing fifth at World's Strongest Man. The injury led to opioid addiction and tragically escalated to crystal meth. After a 10-year hiatus (a record for most years between WSM appearances), stripped of strength and muscle, Travis returned to the World's Strongest Man in 2021. 
     
    Travis' IG: https://www.instagram.com/travis_ortmayer/?hl=en
    The Stoneman Method: https://www.texasstoneman.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™.
     
    Dave's IG: https://www.instagram.com/underthebar/?hl=en
     
     
    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. 
     
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    SUPPORT THE SHOW
     
    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. Shop these elitefts items: https://www.elitefts.com/content/table-talk/
     
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    • 2 hr 53 min
    #139 Stacy Burr ⎸ All Time World Record Holder 1400 LBS TOTAL

    #139 Stacy Burr ⎸ All Time World Record Holder 1400 LBS TOTAL

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    In this 139th podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Stacy Burr takes a seat.
     
    Stacy "Bama" Burr began powerlifting in the fall of 2014 and never looked back. Stacy is currently the All-Time World Record holder in the 148 class across the board in both sleeves and wraps. Her 1435-pound total at 148 gave her an astounding 668 Wilks, which ranks her as the number one powerlifter in the world. Stacy's tenacity and perseverance to be "the best in the world" is the very foundation and creed that built Bama Brick Squad Training.
     
    Stacy's IG: https://www.instagram.com/bamaburr/?hl=en
     
    Bama Brick Squad Training IG: https://www.instagram.com/bamabricksquadtraining/?hl=en
     
    The Champion Mindset Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3KeoUHT
     
    Bama Brick Squad Website: https://bamabricksquad.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™.
     
    Dave's IG: https://www.instagram.com/underthebar/?hl=en
     
     
    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. 
     
    www.MarekHealth.com/tabletalk Use Code Tabletalk for 10% off your first order. Also, check out the Table Talk Panel: www.MarekHealth.com/tabletalk
     
    LMNT
     
    A tasty electrolyte drink mix. 
     
    https://DrinkLMNT.com/TABLETALK for a FREE 8-flavor sample pack with any purchase! 
     
    elitefts
     
    If you can put it in a gym bag or load weight on it, we have you covered. 
     
    https://www.elitefts.com/ Use Code TABLE TALK for 10% off your first elitefts order.
     
    SUPPORT THE SHOW
     
    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. Shop these elitefts items: https://www.elitefts.com/content/table-talk/
     
    Support Dave Tate's Table Talk podcast by joining the crew: https://glow.fm/davetatestabletalk/ 
     
    elitefts Shop: https://www.elitefts.com/
     
    elitefts IG: https://www.instagram.com/elitefts/

    • 2 hr 20 min
    #138 Mike Hedlesky ⎸ 13X Arnold Classic, 10X IPF, Gold Medalist

    #138 Mike Hedlesky ⎸ 13X Arnold Classic, 10X IPF, Gold Medalist

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    In this 138th podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Mike Hedlesky takes a seat.
     
    Mike Hedlesky is an accomplished powerlifter—a 13x Arnold Sports Festival invitee, 10x IPF World Team USA Powerlifter, and the 2013 Gold medalist in the deadlift at the IPF World Championships. He's a former college football athlete and was the Maryland State MAS Wrestling Champion. Mike hosts the Hamburger Trained Podcast.
     
    Mike's IG: https://www.instagram.com/hamburgertrained/
    Mike's Podcast: https://bit.ly/3Cq0N7g
    Mike's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamburgerTrain/videos
     
    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
     
     
    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. 
     
    -> www.MarekHealth.com/tabletalk Use Code Tabletalk for 10% off your first order. Also, check out the Table Talk Panel: www.MarekHealth.com/tabletalk
     
    LMNT
     
    A tasty electrolyte drink mix. 
     
    -> https://DrinkLMNT.com/TABLETALK for a FREE 8-flavor sample pack with any purchase! 
     
    elitefts
     
    If you can put it in a gym bag or load weight on it, we have you covered. 
     
    -> https://www.elitefts.com/ Use Code TABLE TALK for 10% off your first elitefts order.
     
    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. 
     
    Shop elitefts Limited Edition Apparel:
    https://www.elitefts.com/shop/apparel/limited-edition.html
     
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    Shop Team elitefts Workouts, Programs, and Training eBooks : https://www.elitefts.com/shop/education/elitefts-ebooks.html
     
    Support Dave Tate's Table Talk podcast by joining the crew. 
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    • 3 hr 4 min
    #137 AJ Roberts ⎸ 1,200 Pound Squat, WSBB, and Entrepreneur

    #137 AJ Roberts ⎸ 1,200 Pound Squat, WSBB, and Entrepreneur

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    AJ Roberts takes a seat in this 137th podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk.


    AJ ROBERTS
    AJ Roberts grew up in Southampton, England, and moved to the United States to pursue a college basketball scholarship when he was 16. He attended the University of Idaho, where he volunteered in the weight room and began training and competing in powerlifting with all-time squat record holder Brent Mikesell. These experiences eventually led AJ to move to Columbus, Ohio, to train at Westside full-time. His best-equipped total to date is a 2855-pound total with a 1205 squat, 910 bench, and 815 deadlift.

    AJ is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Genesis Digital. As CRO, he's responsible for integrating and aligning all revenue-related areas, including marketing, sales, and customer success.

    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

    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. 

    Use Code Tabletalk for 10% off your first order. Also, check out the Table Talk Panel.

    LMNT
    A tasty electrolyte drink mix. 

    Click Here for a FREE 8-flavor sample pack with any purchase! 

    elitefts
    If you can put it in a gym bag or load weight on it, we have you covered. 

    Use Code TABLE TALK for 10% off your first elitefts order.

    SUPPORT THE SHOW
    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. Shop these elitefts items!

    Support Dave Tate's Table Talk podcast by joining the crew

    elitefts Shop

    elitefts IG

    • 3 hr 40 min
    #136 Mike Tuchscherer | Reactive Training Systems, RPE Programming

    #136 Mike Tuchscherer | Reactive Training Systems, RPE Programming

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    In this 136th podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Mike Tuchscherer takes a seat.
     
    MIKE TUCHSCHERER
     
    Mike began coaching in 2004 when he took over as Cadet-in-Charge of the USAFA Powerlifting club. After he graduated in 2007, he wrote about what he had learned in his first book, "The Reactive Training Manual." The book taught lifters how the concept of Rate of Perceived Effort (RPE) could be adapted to lifting. It went on to shape powerlifting and popularize the notion of autoregulated training. 
     
    Mike was an early adopter of online coaching for powerlifting and helped to develop that industry. He coached and handled lifters worldwide for the next several years. In 2016, he began developing his "Emerging Strategies" framework—a planning style that systematically determines what a lifter responds best to. 
     
    Over the 15+ years, Mike has been coaching. He has coached over 400 lifters. Sixteen of those lifters went on to earn a medal at the IPF Classic World Championships under his guidance. Fourteen lifters have earned World Records. 
     
    The founder of Reactive Training Systems, Mike has taught more than 500 athletes and coaches how to make better training decisions. Whether through innovative concepts or ground-level coaching, free online systems or direct teaching, his lifting, or the coaching of others, Mike has inspired countless other powerlifters to individualize their training so that it works best for them.
     
    Mike's IG
    Reactive Training Systems
     
     
    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
     
     
    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. 
     
    Use Code Tabletalk for 10% off your first order. Also, check out the Table Talk Panel.
     
    LMNT
     
    A tasty electrolyte drink mix. 
     
    Click Here for a FREE 8-flavor sample pack with any purchase! 
     
    elitefts
     
    If you can put it in a gym bag or load weight on it, we have you covered. 
     
    Use Code TABLE TALK for 10% off your first elitefts order.
     
    SUPPORT THE SHOW
     
    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. Shop these elitefts items!
     
    Support Dave Tate's Table Talk podcast by joining the crew. 
     
     
    elitefts Shop
    elitefts IG
     

    • 3 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

Zach Even - Esh ,

Learning from REAL LIFTERS & Coaches!!!

I was lucky enough to come across Dave’s website in 2002, his website changed my life because he introduced me to people who are doing this because they bled Iron! Dave’s conversations bring me back to keeping it real & sticking to what REALLY WORKS. Looking forward to the next season!

Update: This podcast keeps on getting better, super grateful how Dave brings these guests on, they going to some deep conversation and you can’t help but be inspired every time you listen

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.

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