EP 19: Dave Tate: Live, Learn, Pass On

EP 19: Dave Tate: Live, Learn, Pass On

This week we interview Dave Tate aka ‘Under The Bar’. He is the founder and CEO of elitefts.com Inc. Dave has been involved with powerlifting for over three decades. He has logged more than 20,000 hours of strength consulting with professional, elite and novice athletes, as well as with professional strength coaches, authored 20 books and written more than 500 articles for magazines and prominent websites. Dave works as a business adviser, speaker, coach, and author, he shows how athletic disciplines teach valuable lessons for overall achievement.


In this episode, we find out some insights on Dave i.e. why he started training and what he does now that he is retired! Dave also shares valuable business advice for trainers and online business owners. Plus, Dave gives us his view on what it takes a person for a person to go from good to great. Listen in to hear his thought provoking answers.


“The stronger person always wins.”

– Dave Tate

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Key Highlights:

⇾Filling the void after retiring from powerlifting

⇾The mindset difference between someone that’s good vs someone that’s great

⇾Advice to help your fitness business stand the test of time


[02:34] Why Dave Tate started training

[04:30] What Dave does to replace the “high” from powerlifting

[15:00] Filling the void after retiring from powerlifting

[24:45] Should strength be the primary focus of a beginner?

[29:10] The mindset difference between someone that’s good vs someone that’s great

[39:16] Advice to help your fitness business stand the test of time

[47:47] Dave’s business advice for us

[56:22] Dave’s advice to his 25-year-old self

[59:03] Where Dave see’s the fitness industry heading (his answer may shock you)

[1:07:00] Rapid fire questions: favorite junk food, favorite drink & who should be on the podcast next


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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.