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Dieting: A Rant

Have you ever had to go out to eat with a group of people while you're on a strict diet? Dave Tate feels your pain.

A Way of Life

The gym isn't an escape from life's problems, but a way of solving them. A strong body makes for a strong person. Challenge yourself, test yourself, and grow.

The Harsh Secret to Success

To be elite in any sport, you must be willing to make sacrifices, work hard, and be unbalanced.

Elite Wisdom

Dave Tate is not a motivational speaker. He just kicks your butt into gear by telling you the cold hard truth. So listen up.

Master the Squat

900-pound squatter Dave Tate shows you how to smash your squat plateau... if you can handle it.

Lessons from The Dead Zone: The Bench

Do everything Dave Tate tells you to do in this article and you'll add 50 pounds to your bench press.

Iron Evolution: Reflections - Part 2

Dave Tate talks about injuries, nutrition, technique, peri-workout nutrition, and in general, busting your balls in the gym.

Iron Evolution: Reflections - Part 1

The next phase in Dave's iron evolution is helping others, and he's starting with you.

Iron Evolution - Phase 9

Thirty years of iron work ends at the top of the mountain - with the Mountain Dog.

Iron Evolution - Phase 8

How does a broken-down powerlifter turn himself into a jacked-up bodybuilder? He gets help from three top coaches.

Iron Evolution - Phase 7

When Dave retired from powerlifting, he was a physical wreck. But all the king's horses couldn't put him back together, so he took matters into his own hands and came up with an unorthodox cure.

Iron Evolution - Phase 6

Maximum Effort Method, Dynamic Effort Method, and the Repetition Method, including a comprehensive workout that pulls it all together. Enough said.

Iron Evolution - Phase 5

Dave shares his step-by-step approach to doing record lifts in the squat, bench, and deadlift.

Iron Evolution - Phase 4

Most of you don't have what it takes to train at Westside. But it's not your body that will break down first, it's your weak mind.

Iron Evolution - Phase 3

Powerlifting's prodigal son returns bigger and stronger to bending bars, busting PR's, and tearing pecs.

Iron Evolution - Phase 2

Zubaz pants, Hotskinz tights, and matching fanny packs. Dave Tate survived bodybuilding in the '80s - and learned a few things along the way, too.

Iron Evolution - Phase 1

While you were listening to Duran Duran and watching Mork and Mindy, Dave Tate was under the bar. Here's what you can learn from his experiences. Nanoo, Nanoo!

The Evolution of Dave Tate

You don't spend 30 years under the bar without acquiring a few scars - and learning a few lessons.

Dave Tate Talks Bulking and Cutting

Want to gain freakish amounts of muscle or get so diced you have veins in your abs? Tate's here to school you on the finer points of bulking and cutting.

6 Week Bench Press Cure

To bench press more weight, you need to fix your technique and design a smart training program. Here’s how to do both.

Shut the Hell Up and Listen

More tough love from Date Tate. Just don't get too grossed out by a couple of the pictures.

5 Great Secrets of Training Success

The cold hard truth about strength training that many people would rather not hear.

Eat My Meat, The Sequel

Screw that Spiderman sequel! We've got the only sequel that matters: the next installment of Dave Tate's "Eat my Meat." Oh, and you'll want to get a bench shirt after looking at one of the pictures in this article, guaranteed.

Eat My Meat

Dave doesn't waste words. In fact, when he met his wife, he just pointed to what he wanted. Same thing with his articles. No build up. No smooth talking. He just gets right to the point.

The Band Man

A couple months ago, I was paid a visit by a friend of mine known as "The Band Man."