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Apr 29, 2024

In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer discusses his recent powerlifting competitions, milestones, and reflections on the sport's evolution. Talking about a return to equipped lifting, he shares insights on decision-making, personal growth, and balancing raw and equipped lifting goals. Tune in for a concise yet insightful exploration of powerlifting's journey through Mike's perspective.

Apr 1, 2024

This episode features a conversation between Mike Tuchscherer, Gaby Muller and coach and athlete Alexander Eriksson, discussing the Sheffield 2024, Alexander's powerlifting background, coaching strategies, and the preparation leading up to Gustav Hedlund´s win at Sheffield 2024. They also highlight the importance of smart, long-term training and the coach-athlete relationship.

Mar 4, 2024

In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer and Gaby Muller sit down with Evans Nana, aka the "Ghanaian Gladiator" or "Evans The Hulk", and discuss the power of belief and positivity in sports and life. Evans shares the story of his personal journey in strongman, his past in powerlifting, and how powerlifting training impacted his performance in strongman. They touch upon the impact of a coach´s belief, the importance of paying attention, and the experience of turning around negative thoughts to achieve success in sports. Evans also shares how he wants to be remembered for empowering others and bringing positive change.

Feb 5, 2024

At some point, all lifters will face some degree of adversity in their training. It's important to our long-term development that we learn how to use that adversity to empower us. This ensures we can come out the other side, successful. Coach Mike and Ross sit down and talk about how that has played out for them over the past few years in their pursuits of strength. Lifters featured in our training montage videos are lifters who we coach.

Jan 29, 2024

In this podcast episode, host Gaby Muller and Mike Tuchscherer sit down with Adam Jones and founder and coach of Performotion, Kelly Mann. Dive into the growth of Performotion, and gain unique insights into the importance of biomechanics, exercise selection, and the balance between health and strength in powerlifting. Discover the concept of a 'Golden Microcycle' and the significance of variation in training. Listen to how Kelly shares her viewpoints on athlete-coach communication and her personal experience in setting boundaries in coaching.
Kelly and Adam also optimistically share news about the future of Australian powerlifting.

Nov 20, 2023

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.

Oct 23, 2023

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

Oct 9, 2023

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.

Sep 11, 2023

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.

Aug 28, 2023

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.

Aug 7, 2023

Kedric Kwan or Reformance joins RTS Founder and Coach, Mike Tuchscherer to discuss all things AI and its impact on coaching.

Jul 31, 2023

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.

Jul 17, 2023

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. 

Jul 3, 2023

RTS Coach, Gaby Muller, sits down with RTS Founder, Mike Tuchscherer, to discuss all things Emerging Strategies, Stress Index, and different training effects.

Jun 19, 2023

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. 

Jun 5, 2023

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. 

May 29, 2023

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.

May 15, 2023

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.

May 1, 2023

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.  

Apr 17, 2023

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". 

Please share this with your fellow lifting enthusiasts if you found it valuable!

Apr 3, 2023

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

Mar 20, 2023

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.

Feb 27, 2023

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.

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