The Reactive Training Systems Podcast
Everything about Reactive Training Systems, auto-regulation, powerlifting, strength, and getting strong for coaches and athletes alike!
info_outline Ryan Stills | The Perennial Savage 05/19/2020
Ryan Stills | The Perennial Savage In this episode we had the honor of chatting with 8x USAPL/IPF Champion @ 90kg/105kg/120kg, 5x 🇺🇸 IPF Master’s World Team Member: Ryan Stills. Did you know that Ryan Stills used to play semi-pro football and won multiple championships while taking a break from a (at the time) 14 year powerlifting career? Yeah, neither did we. The fact is Ryan Stills is a The Perennial Savage because each year of his life he continues to one-up himself! Truly his experiences are fantastic to learn about and we had a fantastic time speaking with him and RTS Coach Mark Robb.
info_outline The Utility of Periodization with John Kiely and Mike Israetel 04/02/2020
The Utility of Periodization with John Kiely and Mike Israetel The episode you've all been waiting for. The Great Debate (that definitely is NOT a debate) about Periodization. Is it really useful for coaches in 2020? This episode features Dr. Mike Isreatel of Renaissance Periodization and John Kiely a senior lecturer at the University of Lancashire discuss 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!
info_outline Powerlifting Around The World ft. Isabella Von Weissenberg 03/24/2020
Powerlifting Around The World ft. Isabella Von Weissenberg In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer and RTS Coach and Internationally Competitive Powerlifter Isabella von Weissenberg chat Pre-Arnold 2020. The last time we chatted with Isabella was Monday, May 21st, 2018 before IPF worlds 2018 and we talked about The Mental Side of Training. This conversation between Mike and Isabella builds on the last one and adds 2 years of both coaching and training experience. We hope you enjoy this one.
info_outline When Science Meets Experience ft. Greg Nuckols 03/10/2020
When Science Meets Experience ft. Greg Nuckols In this episode, RTS Founder Mike Tuchscherer chats with Stronger By Science (The Online Home for Thinking Lifters) owner Greg Nuckols. Greg has immense experience in the Exercise Science world, and recently completed his thesis on The Effects of Biological Sex on Fatigue and Recovery From Resistance Exercise. Not only that, but Greg is freakishly strong. | So we wanted to learn more about Greg and how he approaches life with the accumulation of knowledge, scientific practice, and experience. Fun fact, it's pretty awesome. Enjoy!
info_outline Don't Call it A Comeback ft. David Woolson 02/25/2020
Don't Call it A Comeback ft. David Woolson In this podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with USAPL Lifter, former 93kg National Champion and world level competitor David Woolson. This was a brilliant conversation as David and Mike Tuchscherer talk about overcoming injury, reintroducing exercise, how to have fun in training, and developing a sustainable training approach for long term progress.
info_outline Emerging Strategies Case Studies with Mike T, Jim Elli, and John Garafano 01/06/2020
Emerging Strategies Case Studies with Mike T, Jim Elli, and John Garafano In this episode, RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer, Jim Elli, and John Garafano discuss some of their most interesting case studies using the Emerging Strategies Framework in their coaching processes. If you haven't heard of Emerging Strategies before, go back and listen to some of our Emerging Strategies Basics podcasts. Happy New Year! Enjoy
info_outline Titans of Powerlifting Episode 5: Rickey Dale Crain 10/29/2019
Titans of Powerlifting Episode 5: Rickey Dale Crain Born on February 18th, 1953, Rickey started training with a barbell at 3 years old, he started competing in powerlifting 1963. Dale's father competed back when powerlifting was called “oddlifts.” Rickey was a 5 time World Champion and a 10 Time National champion during his 35-year competitive career. Rickey and his family have more IPF world champions of any other family in existence. To us, that is something to remember, forever. As we advanced further as a community, it can be easy to forget where it all started. What it "used to be like." He is one of those lifters that helped to make a huge impact on the growth of the sport of powerlifting and we had the privilege of speaking with him for 1.5 hours to learn about his experience as the sport has evolved. You can find the link to the podcast in our bio above. Let us know what the most interesting thing about the conversation was. We'd love to know and we hope you enjoy listening. #BuildMomentum #TitansOfPowerlifting #ReactiveTrainingSystems
info_outline Lessons from High Intensity with Max Aita 10/01/2019
Lessons from High Intensity with Max Aita In this episode of the Reactive Training Systems Podcast, Mike Tuchscherer chats with head coach of Team Juggernaut, Max Aita. Max has coached National Record holders in Weightlifting and All Time world record holders in Powerlifting. Max has also trained under legendary Bulgarian weightlifting coach Ivan Abadjiev and shares stories from his experience training and coaching weightlifting/powerlifting all over the world. Glad to have the opportunity to speak with him and we hope you enjoy!
info_outline Weight Cutting and Creating Wins with Kedric Kwan 09/18/2019
Weight Cutting and Creating Wins with Kedric Kwan In this podcast Mike Tuchscherer chats with The Strength Guys coach and current PhD candidate Kedric Kwan. Kedric is studying how to maximize weight cuts and nutritional strategies to optimize athlete performance in training and in competition. Reminder the RTS Classroom Emerging Strategies Framework Early Bird enrollment starts this Thursday, September 19th 2019. Use code FRAMEWORK for 30% off your first month.
info_outline The Utility of Exertion Load with Robert Frederick 09/03/2019
The Utility of Exertion Load with Robert Frederick In this episode, coach Mike Tuchscherer chats with the creator of the STRONGUR training app and author of the strongur.io blog- Robert Frederick. This episode digs deep into metabolic stress, exertion load, stress index, and how we can better track and utilize this information to make better training decisions.
info_outline The Efficacy of Fatigue with Dr. Mike Zourdos 07/30/2019
The Efficacy of Fatigue with Dr. Mike Zourdos In this episode, Coach Mike Tuchscherer chats with Dr. Mike Zourdos about all things fatigue, singles in training, and which training variables actually produce results. This one is packed full of info to make a positive impact on your training decisions to help get more out of your training.
info_outline Worlds Apart with Liz Craven 07/08/2019
Worlds Apart with Liz Craven In this episode, head coach Mike Tuchscherer talks with long term Team RTS Athlete and world record holder Liz Craven. They chat about Liz's most recent competition, training through injuries, Emerging Strategies, Russia?, Powerlifting Australia, the IPF, the importance of friendships in powerlifting and much more. Enjoy
info_outline Adaptive Training with John Kiely and Jacob Tsypkin 06/26/2019
Adaptive Training with John Kiely and Jacob Tsypkin In this episode, Coach Mike Tuchscherer chats with the legendary John Kiely who has written numerous papers on Periodization and the epistemic problems with it. Can we rely on Periodization theory? How certain can we be? Joining them is Jacob Tsypkin from Anarchos Training Methods who provide excellent perspectives on coaching athletes in the CrossFit world. Take a listen and enjoy.
info_outline Bottom-Up Programming with Derek Evely 06/11/2019
Bottom-Up Programming with Derek Evely In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer chats with Derek Evely about the applications of emerging strategies in sports outside of powerlifting. Derek discusses his experiences with it and the many anecdotal experiences he's had when implementing a bottom-up approach to programming with his track and field athletes. Derek teaches a course on bottom-up programming which can be found here . Hope you enjoy this one!
info_outline Lessons From Greek Weightlifting 05/13/2019
Lessons From Greek Weightlifting In this podcast RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer, Ross Leppala, and Mark Robb catch up and talk about the recent NSCA Summit and what can be learned in powerlifting from some of the most successful Weightlifting coaches of all time.
info_outline Titans of Powerlifting Ep. 4: Tony Harris 04/24/2019
Titans of Powerlifting Ep. 4: Tony Harris In this episode Mike Tuchscherer and Dominic Siriani interview the man, the myth, the legend- Tony Harris. Tony Harris has been competing in powerlifting since the early 90's and what's most notable is that he's the strongest he's ever been while being in his early 50's. He set the world record squat in the 120kg class at 52 years old which may be one of the most impressive squats of all time.
info_outline Titans of Powerlifting Ep.3: Beau Moore 04/08/2019
Titans of Powerlifting Ep.3: Beau Moore In this episode of the Titans of Powerlifting podcast we interview the legend Beau Moore. He's competed across 3 decades of powerlifting in some of the biggest competitions in existence. Averaging 4 competitions per year he's competed over 120 times in both equipped and raw powerlifting. Beau gives some incredible insights on how the sport has evolved and what the future may look like in this incredible episode. Enjoy :)
info_outline Titans of Powerlifting Ep.2: 27 Time National Champion Sioux-z Hartwig Gary 03/18/2019
Titans of Powerlifting Ep.2: 27 Time National Champion Sioux-z Hartwig Gary In this episode of the Titans of Powerlifting Series, Head Coach Mike Tuchscherer and Dominic Siriani interviews the 27 TIME national champion Sioux-z Hartwig Gary about her journey through powerlifting over the last 3 decades.
info_outline Pain and Technical Perfectionism w/ Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum 03/04/2019
Pain and Technical Perfectionism w/ Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum In this episode, Head Coach Mike Tuchscherer speaks with Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum from Barbell Medicine about everything from Pain Science, the "optimal" rep ranges, to technical perfectionism. You're going to want to get your note pad out for this one.
info_outline Titans of Powerlifting Ep. 1: Brad Gillingham 01/29/2019
Titans of Powerlifting Ep. 1: Brad Gillingham This is the first episode of many to come where we interview some of the most influential and historical people in powerlifting. History matters. The history of powerlifting matters. It helps us understand how this sport became what it is today, and what we can learn from those who have been involved for much longer than we have. In this episode we interview the legend Brad Gillingham who is most famously known for having deadlifted over 800 lbs ~100 times in competition. However, he has a much deeper story that you will hear about in this episode. Hope you enjoy it.
info_outline Mental Training For Lifters with Ross Leppala 01/08/2019
Mental Training For Lifters with Ross Leppala In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer speaks with coach Ross Leppala about his new RTS Classroom- Mental Training For Lifters. We like discussing the best training approaches, periodization, and coaching techniques, but what about how we train our mind?
info_outline Practical Rehab Approaches for Powerlifters with Dr. Soya and John Garafano 12/31/2018
Practical Rehab Approaches for Powerlifters with Dr. Soya and John Garafano In this episode, RTS Coach John Garafano and Dr. Michael Soya discuss practical rehab approaches for powerlifters. With his extensive involvement in USA Powerlifting, Dr. Soya is the ideal physical therapist for strength athletes who are looking for the quickest and most effective way to return to the sport of powerlifting, as well as those who are looking to gain a competitive edge.
info_outline Coaching Technique in an Online World 12/03/2018
Coaching Technique in an Online World Coaching in person and coaching online require different skill sets in order to be effective. In this episode, RTS coaches Mike Tuchscherer, Ross Leppala, Mark Robb, and John Garafano discuss practical methods to help improve technical efficiency through online coaching. Give this a listen and let us know what you do to improve your technique.
info_outline Technique and Coaching Skills w/ Mike T and Jacob Tsypkin 11/26/2018
Technique and Coaching Skills w/ Mike T and Jacob Tsypkin In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer and Jacob Tsypkin (TZ Strength) discuss everything from the potential importance to understand delusions of grandeur for elite lifters to how to help improve technique as online coaches. This was a fun one for us, hope you enjoy.
info_outline Weaknesses in Emerging Strategies 09/24/2018
Weaknesses in Emerging Strategies In this episode, Eric Helms (3DMJ) , Greg Nuckols (Stronger by Science), Bryce Lewis (The Strength Athlete), and of course Mike Tuchscherer (Reactive Training Systems) discuss some of the potential weaknesses behind emerging strategies.