Welcome back to the RTS podcast. This episode is a part two of sorts, connecting to the conversation that we had last time about very low RPE training.
Last time, it was the RTS coaches, who gave their take on this topic of growing popularity in powerlifting training.
We mentioned then, that we really wanted to talk to Zack and Josh of Data Driven Strength about this. So we booked it in.
You can think of it as a kind of classic RTS programming discussion, where we dig deep into the weeds and talk about training, cover RPE velocity based training, velocity loss, lots of other programming focused topics, and ultimately, how you get better results from your training and the pros and cons of different approaches.
We believe that this episode will be especially useful for the self coached lifter, of which there are many.
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You may have noticed that lately in the powerlifting universe, there has been a trend toward low RPE training.
This trend has been misunderstood by many people, and mischaracterized by others. There are certainly aspects of it that we at RTS agree with, and we find ourselves in support of, and then there are other aspects of it, where we maybe see things a little bit differently.
Since this has been a question that has popped up in our Instagram Q&A's more than once, and it's a bit of a more nuanced conversation, we thought we would record podcasts with the RTS coaches.
Today, you'll be listening to John Garafano, Ross Leppala and Mike Tuchscherer have a conversation about lower RPE training, and ways for you to make use of this in your own training program.
Hope you enjoy.
Today's conversation is a candid one. Coach Ross, Mike and John talk about the value of coaching. After his recent meet at USAPL Nationals, Ross reflects on his responsibility in executing the training program and Mike reflects on what his role is in helping him get the best results possible.
Do you need to run a dedicated hypertrophy blocks? Can or should you train your comp lifts in a high rep range running into a meet? What constitutes as a hypertrophy block?
Coach Ross Leppala, John Garafano and Mike Tuchscherer discuss all these questions and more as they sit down to share their perspective on how to program hypertrophy for powerlifters.