27 Dec Lunch with Dave Tate
Lunch with Dave Tate
In 2018, I was in Columbus, Ohio making my round, working on my bench press and squatting with Dave Hoff, doing some RPR stuff with JL Holdsworth, and on the last leg of my trip, I met with Dave Tate for lunch.
Having lunch with Dave was great timing as I was starting to see a fork established in the road ahead of me. I knew moving away from competing was inevitable, but I wasn’t quite ready to be done competing just yet.
“I begrudgingly ordered salmon, a baked potato, and a salad as I sat with Dave Tate for lunch at a bar and grille. Dave ordered a bunch of fried s$%^ I couldn’t eat.
I was chasing 2700 at 242 for the fifth year in a row. So, I made my rounds in Columbus; I benched with Dave Hoff on Wednesday night at Westside and spent Thursday with Dave Hoff and JL Holdsworth at the Spot Athletics. On Friday, before I left to go back to Jax, I met with Dave Tate for lunch before going to my last training session at Westside for squat night. It was our first sit-down in years, and catching up was fantastic and more valuable than I ever thought…”