EP. 076

Mike Tuchscherer

Bio:
Over the 15+ years Mike has been coaching, he has coached over 400 lifters.  Sixteen of those lifters went on to earn a medal at the IPF Classic World Championships under his guidance.  Fourteen lifters have earned World Records. As part of RTS Classroom, Mike has taught more than 500 athletes and coaches how to make better training decisions.

Mike began coaching in 2004 when he took over as the Cadet-in-Charge of the USAFA Powerlifting club.  After he graduated in 2007, he wrote about what he had learned in his first book, “The Reactive Training Manual”.  The book taught lifters how the concept of RPE could be adapted to lifting. It went on to shape Powerlifting and popularize the notion of autoregulated training.

Mike was an early adopter of online coaching for Powerlifting and helped to develop that industry.  He coached and handled lifters all over the world for the next several years. In 2016, he began developing his “Emerging Strategies” framework – a planning style that systematically determines what a lifter responds best to.

Over the 15+ years Mike has been coaching, he has coached over 400 lifters.  Sixteen of those lifters went on to earn a medal at the IPF Classic World Championships under his guidance.  Fourteen lifters have earned World Records. As part of RTS Classroom, Mike has taught more than 500 athletes and coaches how to make better training decisions.  

Whether through innovative concepts or ground-level coaching, through free online systems or direct teaching, through his own lifting or the coaching of others, Mike has inspired countless other powerlifters to individualize their training so that it works best for them.

 

Show Notes:

Website: reactivetrainingsystems.com

Facebook: Reactive Training Systems

Instagram: reactivetrainingsystems

YouTube: Reactive Training Systems

Podcasts Mentioned:

Iron Culture Podcast – Ep. 26- How Progressive Overload Actually Works

RTS Podcast – The Utility of Exertion Load with Robert Frederick

ATSW – Episode 113: Mike Tuchscherer – Speaks on Training Volume, Psychological Profiling, & Stress & Fatigue Management

ATSW – Episode 167: Mike Tuchscherer – Overcoming the limiting factors of maximum strength development, the Bondarchuk system for powerlifting, and much more!

Video’s Mentioned:

Emerging Strategies with Mike Tuchscherer

People and Resources mentioned:

Mike Boyle

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC)

Eric Helms

Brian Minor

Omar Isuf

James Fitzgerald 

James Hanley

Anatoliy Bondarchuk

Danny Lennon 

Greg Nuckols

Robert Fredrick 


Time-Line:

0:00 – 2:56 – Robbie intro’s the show and asks Mike about his surname origins?

2:57 – 11:34 – Robbie asks Mike what is fatigue?

11:35 – 16:01 – Robbie asks Mike about progressive overload and fatigue and about the concept of still performing well, despite a subjective feeling of fatigue

16:01 – 20:36 – Robbie asks Mike about how he is tracking and measuring fatigue within his own training and with his athletes

20:37 – 30:34 – Robbie asks Mike to discuss his stress index for measuring fatigue

30:35 – 31:35 – Robbie asks Mike about trends from the stress index regarding the big 3 lifts

31:36 – 34:09 – Robbie asks Mike what is the biggest factor regarding fatigue accumulation?

34:10 – 36:09 – Robbie asks Mike about how Robert Fredrick calculates fatigue?

36:10 – 40:26 – Robbie asks Mike how to calculate how much overload is needed at any given moment in time to attain an adaptive response?

40:27 – 47:56 – Robbie asks Mike about the use of open-ended sets to autoregulate training

47:57 – 50:40 – Robbie asks Mike about the use of velocity-based training (VBT) to objectify fatigue

50:41 – 55:18 – Robbie asks Mike where people can find out more about him and his work

55:19 – 55:49 – Robbie wraps up the show!

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