In this episode, coach Ross Leppala, Mel Kasper, and Gaby Muller explore how travelling and moving can affect a training routine and how to deal with such changes. They discuss their personal experiences of relocating and travel and share tips on managing stress, adapting to new environments, and maintaining a positive attitude during disruptions. The conversation highlights the importance of acceptance, flexibility, and maintaining discipline over motivation, nodding at the value powerlifters can derive from varying environments and interruptions in routine to build resilience and focus.
In this riveting podcast episode, Mike Tuchscherer engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Claire Zai, coach from Barbell Medicine and powerlifting athlete herself. The duo delves into the intricate world of coaching processes, shedding light on the unique challenges and advantages of simultaneously wearing the hats of coach and athlete. Tuchscherer and Zai explore the nuances of effective coaching communication and the paramount importance of building client trust. With their extensive experience and deep insights, this dynamic exchange offers a wealth of wisdom for anyone navigating the dual role of guiding athletes and pursuing their own athletic ambitions
In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer sits down with Ryan Stills to discuss the fascinating intersection of veganism and athletics. The conversation delves into the world of veganism and its impact on sports performance. Tune in as they explore the benefits, challenges, and personal experiences of pursuing a plant-based lifestyle while striving for athletic excellence. Whether you're an athlete looking to optimize your nutrition or simply curious about the vegan lifestyle, this podcast episode offers valuable insights and inspiration.
In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer engages in an insightful conversation with renowned head coach, Jason Tremblay, from The Strength Guys. Together, they delve into the intricate world of injury risk management within the realm of powerlifting. Jason Tremblay offers a unique coach's perspective, sharing his invaluable insights into how he approaches training and underscores the pivotal role of volume in athletes' development. Furthermore, the discussion explores the utility of periodized training in optimizing performance while minimizing the risk of injury. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of injury prevention strategies and the science behind building resilience in powerlifting.
In this insightful episode of "Running a Successful Powerlifting Business," hosted by athlete Newton Cheng, the tables turn as he interviews the renowned Mike Tuchscherer, the mastermind behind Reactive Training Systems (RTS). Joining the conversation is John Garafano, RTS's Director of Operations, shedding light on his evolving role. Through a captivating dialogue, they unravel the blueprint of RTS's triumph, delving into Mike's strategic approach to establishing and expanding the company. With a focus on sustainable and profitable growth, the podcast offers a treasure trove of wisdom for aspiring entrepreneurs, illustrating the art of navigating and thriving within the realm of small businesses.
Kedric Kwan or Reformance joins RTS Founder and Coach, Mike Tuchscherer to discuss all things AI and its impact on coaching.
The RTS Coaching team was in full swing at the 2023 IPF World's Championship in Malta. This is a podcast from coaches Mike Tuchscherer, Adam Jones, and Gaby Muller about their experiences.
Mike sits down with powerlifting legend, Nathan Baxter, to discuss his inspirational story. The conversation naturally evolves to discussing finding your meaning and purpose in powerlifting.
RTS Coach, Gaby Muller, sits down with RTS Founder, Mike Tuchscherer, to discuss all things Emerging Strategies, Stress Index, and different training effects.
RTS' newest coaches, Kenny Allen and Gaby Muller join Mike Tuchscherer and John Garafano to talk about how important reflection is in the process of improving one's training and game day performance.
Kedric Kwan from Reformance joins Mike Tuchscherer to discuss his experience coaching high-performance athletes at the Sheffield 2023. Mike and Kedrik also talk about other topics including program design, Emerging Strategies, the concept of Time to Peak, and training around injuries.
This is a repost of an episode that aired on Mar 04, 2019:
In this episode, Head Coach Mike Tuchscherer speaks with Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum from Barbell Medicine about everything from Pain Science, and the "optimal" rep ranges, to technical perfectionism. You're going to want to get your notepad out for this one.
Sean Noriega, Founder of Nori Powerlifting and high-level USAPL 83kg competitor joins RTS Founder, Mike Tuchscherer to discuss all things coaching and training. Sean discusses concepts like Emerging Strategies, Time-To-Peak, Volume, Intensity, and more.
Newton Cheng who is an RTS Athlete and also the Director of Health and Performance at Google joins RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer and John Garafano to discuss what it is like balancing powerlifting with being a father. Newton talks about balancing role priorities, Adult Cognitive Development theory, and creating a flexible mindset in training.
This is a repost of one of our most popular episodes back in April 2020. If you haven't listened to this episode, we highly encourage you to give it a listen:
This episode features Dr. Mike Isreatel of Renaissance Periodization and John Kiely a senior lecturer at the University of Lancashire discussing Periodization "theory" and how useful it is for coaches in the modern era.
Of course your host Mike Tuchscherer shares his insights and personal anecdotes for a bottom-up style training that we've dubbed "Emerging Strategies".
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Matt Gary of SSPT joins RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer and John Garafano to discuss all things Game Day execution. Matt also talks about his book on Game Day Coaching
RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer and John Garafano sit down to talk about Mike's return to his first national event at Powerlifting America Nationals 2023. Mike talks about his mindset going into comp and specifically whether he was going to compete at all given his injury just a two weeks out from competition.
Zac Robinson from Data Driven Strength recently completed his Master's Thesis at Florida Atlantic University’s Muscle Physiology Laboratory on the Effect of Proximity to Failure During Resistance Training on Muscle Performance and Fatigue. Zac joins RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer and John Garafano to discuss whether all RPEs are equal for strength gains.
Dr. Mike Soya joins RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer and John Garafano to talk about how pulling the simplest lever in injury management can often result in the quickest return to training. If you'd like some help with your Return to Training, please consider jumping into one of Dr. Soya's office hours in the RTS Training Lab.
Mike Tuchscherer sits down with Pana (Panagiotis Tarinidis) to discuss his training philosophy and how he views specificity in training with the use of SBD days.
In this podcast, Kedric Kwan joins Mike Tuchscherer to talk about why you shouldn't focus entirely on specificity. To learn more about Kedric and his coaching services, please visit https://reformancetraining.com/
In this podcast, Eric Helms joins RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer and John Garafano to discuss all things related to training frequency. Eric also provides some insights into a bodybuilding specialization cycle that he is running. There is also a discussion about goal setting and the importance of process-oriented goals for motivation in the sports of Powerlifting and Bodybuilding.
Oro Muscles co-founder, Hobey Tam, joins Mike Tuchscherer to discuss about advanced weakness analysis using EMG. To learn more about Oro Muscles, visit: https://www.oromuscles.com/
RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer, Mark Robb, and John Garafano talk about the core competencies that you need as a powerlifter and how focusing on the small details matters the longer you are in the sport.