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…”

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Brian Carroll

Brian is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of elite and pro-level powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching in Jacksonville, FL. Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.
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