This is the first episode of many to come where we interview some of the most influential and historical people in powerlifting. History matters. The history of powerlifting matters. It helps us understand how this sport became what it is today, and what we can learn from those who have been involved for much longer than we have.
In this episode we interview the legend Brad Gillingham who is most famously known for having deadlifted over 800 lbs ~100 times in competition. However, he has a much deeper story that you will hear about in this episode.
Hope you enjoy it.
In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer speaks with coach Ross Leppala about his new RTS Classroom- Mental Training For Lifters. We like discussing the best training approaches, periodization, and coaching techniques, but what about how we train our mind?
In this episode, RTS Coach John Garafano and Dr. Michael Soya discuss practical rehab approaches for powerlifters.
Coaching in person and coaching online require different skill sets in order to be effective. In this episode, RTS coaches Mike Tuchscherer, Ross Leppala, Mark Robb, and John Garafano discuss practical methods to help improve technical efficiency through online coaching.
Give this a listen and let us know what you do to improve your technique.
In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer and Jacob Tsypkin (TZ Strength) discuss everything from the potential importance to understand delusions of grandeur for elite lifters to how to help improve technique as online coaches.
This was a fun one for us, hope you enjoy.
In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer and Dr. Mike T Nelson discuss HRV and Fatigue, how it could relate to powerlifting, program design, and injury prevention.
In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer talks with the founder of EliteFTS - Dave Tate all about what it takes to build a worthy legacy.
In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer and coach Ross Leppala talk about training while moving across the world, how to dial in RPE for beginners, emerging strategies concepts, and Raw Nationals 2018.
In this episode, Eric Helms (3DMJ) , Greg Nuckols (Stronger by Science), Bryce Lewis (The Strength Athlete), and of course Mike Tuchscherer (Reactive Training Systems) discuss some of the potential weaknesses behind emerging strategies.
In this Podcast RTS Coach Jim Elli and Mike Tuchscherer chat about a wide variety of topics branching off from personality, to psyching up in training, and the role of a coach in athlete development/programming.
In this episode, Head Coach Mike Tuchscherer, Ross Leppala, and 2x 93kg IPF World Champion LS McClain talk about life, liberty, and the pursuit of powerlifting.
In this podcast, RTS Coaches Ross Leppala, Mark Robb, Paulie Steinman, Mike Tuchscherer, and Jim Elli unpack how to develop a pivot block in the context of emerging strategies.
In this podcast, Mike Tuchscherer speaks with Dr. Megan Bryanton of Kinetic Advantage Consulting which is a powerlifting consulting company that focuses on helping lifters optimize their movement to get the full benefits of their strength programming.
Dr. Bryanton is a "Human Performance Scientist", specializing in biomechanics of human movement as applied to strength and conditioning practices. Her research identifies how muscles contribute during exercise, as well as limiting muscles (i.e. weaknesses) that should be addressed in training.
Incredibly interesting podcast here, we hope you enjoy!
In this podcast- RTS Coach Jim Elli sits down with Luke Richardson to discuss his recent success at the IPF World Championships. Luke has evolved significantly as a lifter since his 2nd place finish at the 2017 world championships, adding 100kgs to his total in 1 year...we tried to figure out what the important variables were for this success. Hope you enjoy.
Re-uploaded this podcast with better audio. Today's episode we talk with Joel Jamieson best-selling author and one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength, conditioning, and energy systems.
His training strategies have been used by thousands of elite performers and top athletes worldwide, including the Navy Seals, UFC champions, and dozens of teams from the NFL, NBA, MLS, NCAA, and more.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Alex Purzel who is one of the owners of DAS GYM in Vienna, Austria where we will be holding our 10 Year Anniversary Seminar. Alex was an absolute pleasure to have on the podcast only days before he competed at IPF World's 2018 in the 120kg open weight class. Mike Tuchscherer and Ross Leppala get to chatting about his training, how DAS GYM came to fruition....and well we also shave his head, so stay tuned for that :)
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Day 2 (Hands-On Coaching Sessions) Tickets are also available but spots are limited to ensure a 3:1 Athlete to Coach ratio:
Mike Tuchscherer and Brett Gibbs talk about spear fishing, recovering from serious injury, mental approaches to the sport of powerlifting, and many other nuts and bolts related to powerlifting.
In this Episode Mike Tuchscherer and Isabella von Weissenberg take a step back from the purely physical aspects of training such as "Which Exercise Strategy Works the Best?" and enter an entire different world of conversation.
This episode is all about the mind and how incredibly important it can be for our performance both in the short and long run. Keep an open mind for this one, you may be surprised how practical this conversation truly is.
In this Podcast, Mike Tuchscherer interviews Julien Pineau of Strongfit: Principles of movement. They discuss how to improve movement patterns, torque, and athlete development. This one may take you a few car rides...
In this podcast, Mike Tuchscherer and Canadian Deadlift Sensation- Bryce Krawczyk talk about his recent bench progress, eccentric training, and the effectiveness of a stoic mindset for powerlifting. Had fun with this one, enjoy.
In this roundtable podcast, Mike Tuchscherer, Jacob Tsypkin (TZStrength) and Max Aita (JTS) discuss the various complexities that come with coaching. What it means to be a good coach, and how to work with inevitable uncertainty as a strength coach.
Head Coach Mike Tuchscherer and TZ Strength coach Jacob Tsypkin discuss the difference between Specificity vs Transference, what it means to be a coach, how programming has evolved, is periodization even effective? This episode is absolutely PACKED full with information. We hope you enjoy it!
In this episode RTS Head Coach Mike Tuchscherer talks with powerlifting Legend Dennis Cornelius about all things training from his entire athletic background to his recent decision to compete in the USPA/IPL.
Intro Music: Steve Combs "I'll Leave You Too"
RTS Coach Jim Elli interviews Isabella von Weissenberg on everything powerlifting. We discuss her origin story, her recent decision to move into the 63kg weight class, how she prepares for competition and many more insights on what it takes to be a world class powerlifter.
Intro music: Steve Combs
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In this episode, RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer, Ross Leppala, Mark Robb, and Jim Elli discuss the 80% technique heuristic and the various applications it has to both training and coaching.
We talk about the potential benefits and drawbacks of focusing on perfect technique, whether or not round-back deadlifting is acceptable, coaching cues and a range of other topics related to an individuals technique.