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In Powerlifting, Videos

June 02, 2009

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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.

Dave calls weaknesses sticking points. All sticking points are… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Reference

May 27, 2009

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Bill Starr writes about the holy trinity of strength training.

If you’re looking to build brute strength, you need to avoid machines and biceps curls. Instead, focus your time in the weight room on a small number of core exercises that hit the main muscle groups.

It’s called keeping it simple—and it works.

We selected three exercises: bench press, back squat and power clean. We called them the Big Three.

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Active Lumbar in the Squat

By Mark Rippetoe

In Powerlifting, Videos

May 26, 2009

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Coach Mark Rippetoe introduces the basic terminology, vocabulary, and muscular awareness necessary to understand human movement.

This footage is taken from his Basic Barbell Certification seminar at CrossFit Brand X in Ramona, CA on February 14, 2009.

In this video, Rip explains the proper lumbar mechanics required for squatting effectively. Awareness of the pelvis and the musculature of the lower back is essential. A slight anterior… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting, Videos

May 20, 2009

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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.

Dave calls any weakness (in training or in life) a… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

April 14, 2009

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Coach Mike Burgener called Bill Starr the best platform coach he’d ever seen. Starr could get more out of any lifter when it mattered than anyone else. What does it take to be a great coach (platform or otherwise)?

An article about what’s involved in coaching athletes on the platform at weight-lifting contests—the job title is “Platform Coach”—might not seem relevant to many CrossFitters at… Continue Reading

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Squatting Outside the Box

By Russell Berger

In Powerlifting

April 11, 2009

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Russell Berger attended the private seminar that Dave Tate of EliteFTS did at CrossFit San Diego on January 24, 2009.

What do you get when you give a stubborn kid with no friends, plenty of bullies, and learning disabilities access to a small, private powerlifting gym? That depends. In Dave Tate’s case, you get a 700-pound back squat before you’ve even graduated from high school. Decades later, Tate’s experience as a professional… Continue Reading

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The Box Squat

By Dave Tate

In Powerlifting, Videos

April 11, 2009

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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 second video in a series from that seminar. Topics in… Continue Reading

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Who is Dave Tate?

By Dave Tate

In Powerlifting, Videos

March 12, 2009

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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… Continue Reading

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