The topic for today is pulling the slack out of the bar in the deadlift.
Getting tighter in the deadlift is deadlifting strength. It’s the limiting factor for most lifters and you can't ever have too much of it.
In the episode we'll talk about what tightness in the deadlift actually means, some heuristics for its assessment, a lot of different coaching cues that we use, exercise selections to build tightness in the deadlift as well as ways of organising your training to support some of these technical goals.
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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Meet the new RTS Coach: Hayden Pritchard; PhD, International competitor, and veteran coach
New Zealander Hayden Pritchard has his PhD in Strength and Conditioning from AUT where his focus was on tapering strategies. He's competed twice himself at the IPF world level -- and coached lifters to those same championships. Lately he's been focusing on training and coaching Weightlifting, which has given him some unique perspective. He's very well rooted in the Exercise Science literature, but still understands that the most important thing is getting a result for the athlete.
You'll find Hayden to have a positive tone with a can-do attitude. His experience gives him great perspective when helping athletes make decisions.
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In this podcast, the RTS coaches, John Garafano, Mike Tuchscherer, Jim Elli, and Ross Leppala discuss how volume manipulation can beneficial or detrimental during a development block. Should you do it? Afterwards, we hear from LS McClain as he introduces his brand new "Let's Eat" adaptive template.
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 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 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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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 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.
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.
What if you could accurately predict the exact date of your peak in each training cycle? What if you could design a training plan that was built from the ground up, instead of from the top down? In this podcast, Mike Tuchscherer discusses just that. He goes in depth on how to implement what Team RTS likes to call "Emerging Strategies" to design more effective programs for yourself and your clients.
RTS Head Coach Mike Tuchscherer interviews Coach Jeremy Hartman about his approach to coaching hundreds of athletes including many IPF World Champions and USAPL National Champions.
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We sat down and discussed our experience at the Arnold Sports Festival.
In this episode, Mike and Paulie and Adam chat with Jake Tsypkin about Autoregulation and CrossFit.
Here is the second part of our interview with Donny Bigham.