Like everyone else, I've had my role models and mentors who've looked out for me. My mother has taught high school English for over 20 years, so I owe a lot of my writing success to her. My father taught me to tie a tie and to remember to check the oil in my car. My brother, the accountant, is always a phone call away if I need financial advice.
When it comes to exercise performance, especially the more exotic movements I often prescribe, most people grasp the big picture but miss the finer points. To remedy this, I created this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises. Here's the newest installment!
This Tool Box series has become one of my most popular article sets to date, so why break with what's working? Here's the latest installment of this series designed to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and learn the finer points of strength development.
Dave Tate is the co-owner of Elite Fitness Systems and has been involved in the sport of powerlifting since 1982. A true testament to his skills rests in the 10,000 hours of personal training and strength consulting sessions he has performed with novice to elite athletes. Numerous clients have broken barriers they never thought possible through the use of maximal, dynamic and absolute strength development methods.
Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.
Over the past few years I've seen many lifters and coaches discussing the seemingly strange movements I prescribe for strength development. Many of these guys are grasping the big picture but missing many of the finer points. To remedy this, I've written this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then bring them up. These exercises will do just that.
Injuries and forced training breaks are just part of the game. Here's a routine that gets you back in the groove quickly.
Rapid changes in body composition require extreme approaches. This program isn't easy. But for putting on size fast, it's crazy smart.
If your chest is weak, you can't expect it to grow by only working it once every five to seven days. Here’s a better plan.
I'm here to tackle four of the most common myths you probably hear spouted as fact by some meathead at least once a week in the gym.
These training myths do more harm than good. Ditch the dogma and get stronger today.
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If you run a simple test every morning, you'll know whether or not you should go balls-out in the gym that day.
Life getting in the way of your gains? Keep making progress with these strategies.
Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.
Here's how to heal and regenerate faster on off days so you can train harder, train heavier, and keep getting better.
You don't need to train every movement to build overall strength. Just work on these four things to automatically improve every big lift.
Roll like a martial artist, do loaded sprints, and use complexes wisely to build all-around athleticism and strength.
The biggest potential for growth lies on the back side of the body. Tap into that growth by using these lat-dominant finishers.
How to use Supramaximal Interval Training (SMIT) to torch fat, improve fitness, and increase athletic performance.
Want a bigger, stronger back? Then stop doing the same workout that hasn't gotten you one. Here are four methods to help you grow.
Mental toughness separates champions from also-rans. If you weren't born with it, here are four ways to develop it.
The scientific facts about machines vs. free weights, calorie quality vs. quantity, hard work vs. genetics, and high volume vs. heavy weight.