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Motivating Athletes

By Dave Tate

In Coaching, Powerlifting, Videos

August 14, 2009

Video Article

Dave Tate of EliteFTS tells Tony Budding that all mental training for athletes comes down to one thing: creating self-confidence.

In part 1, Dave says: “You need to find out what is the driving force” for individual athletes and proceed accordingly. Motivation can range from love to money to aggression to personal growth to certainty to uncertainty. Some athletes need a structured program laid out in advance; others thrive on the… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Videos

July 27, 2009

Video Article

Sevan Matossian asked the questions. Tony Budding held the microphone. And Dave Tate from EliteFTS gave answers that were profane, provocative and very politically incorrect on topics ranging from athletes who burn out in junior high to the use of anabolic steroids in professional sports.

Dave said that high level athletes are locked into a vision and driven by passion. They don’t care what critics think and… Continue Reading

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Deadlifts a la Tate

By Dave Tate

In Exercises, Powerlifting, Videos

July 23, 2009

Video Article

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.

In this series on the deadlift, Tate offers a simplified… Continue Reading

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Box Squats Galore

By Dave Tate

In Powerlifting, Videos

July 18, 2009

Video Article

Dave Tate imparts a wealth of knowledge in the final four episodes of our series on the box squat. His coaching is as explicit as his language.

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… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Videos

July 13, 2009

Video Article

Mark Rippetoe demonstrates how to teach the press progression with a woman who has never before done the lift. This footage is taken from a Basic Barbell Certification Seminar held on February 14, 2009 at CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, CA.

Since there is no unweighted version of the press progression, coaches should have their trainees start with light weights. The thumbs should always be around the bar. A… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit Games, Powerlifting, Radio

June 25, 2009

Audio Article

Episode 73 of CrossFit Radio aired live at 6:00 p.m. PDT on June 24th, 2009.

02:05 The program began with a wide-ranging discussion about the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports. Josh Everett, who twice finished in the top three at the CrossFit Games, expressed his support for the recent announcement that all athletes at the Games will be tested for steroids. Josh also discussed his own use of legal supplements. Josh is a… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Videos

June 24, 2009

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Coach Mark Rippetoe discusses the importance of the hips, knees, stance and muscle mass in the squat. The footage taken from his Basic Barbell Certification seminar at CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, CA on February 14, 2009. Among other things, Coach Rippetoe elaborates on themes also discussed in his 2008 CrossFit Journal article “You Don’t Know Squat Without an Active Hip.”

Coach Rippetoe calls attention to the role of the adductors in the… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Videos

June 22, 2009

Video Article

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 video is part two of Dave’s analysis of the role of… Continue Reading

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