You know this guy. He is the wizard of Westside, the veteran of volume training, the big wig of big weights, the head honcho of hypertrophy, the duke of dynamic effort work, the maestro of max effort work, the senator of safety bar squats, the governor of grenades, the chaplain of chain loading, the kingpin of kinesiology, the pundit of Prilepin’s chart, the specialist of special exercises, the doctor of deload, the CEO of GPP, and the connoisseur of conjugation. Well, today is his birthday and, in honor of the man the founded the site well all depend on for our inspiration and information, we are running a Best of Dave Tate. Enjoy these classic articles.
This needs to be read by EVERYONE. Before you get a gym membership, this should be required reading. Gyms would be temples of strength-production, if that was the case.
Ready to be hit with a ton of useful info? This is not something you can get through in one dump. If you try it, your legs WILL NOT work once you try to get up. You’ve been warned!
If I had a dollar for every pound of strength gained by people using this classic program, I would refer to Bill Gates as “my less-wealthy friend that does that computer stuff”.
Looking for a complete bench program? This one covers it all!
After reading the above article on bench programming, this will teach you the mechanics.
If a junk food junkie like Dave can get grainy-hard, you can too.
Dave doesn’t just jump on a bunch of fast-trending key words. He grabs them, beats them into submission, and makes them his literary biyotches.
Although posted fairly recently, many top lifters have said this is Dave’s best article EVER!
If you want to watch all three videos, click the link above. The Monster Meat video is below (and I HAVE heard him share this advice with kids. They listen).
As movements go, the glute-ham raise is just now getting the respect it deserves. But are you doing it right?
It all comes down to being successful, no matter what your goals are. How does Dave define success?
Please take a moment to wish Dave a happy birthday in the comments section below!