Dave Tate of EliteFTS came to CrossFit San Diego for a private seminar on January 24, 2009. Dave was a successful competitive powerlifter for over two decades. He trained with Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell Club. His best back squat was 930lbs, bench 610lbs, and deadlift 740lbs. Tate is a powerlifting specialist, and he doesn’t claim to be anything else.
This is the first video in a series from that seminar. Topics in the series will range from training philosophies, powerlifting techniques for the squat and deadlift, and Dave’s approach to a successful life.
This video starts with an introduction from Coach Glassman, and then Dave talks about his background and the basic story of how he became successful.