SPP #4: Mike Tuchscherer – The Nuances of Volume, Exercise Selection and Progression

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SPP #4: Mike Tuchscherer – The Nuances of Volume, Exercise Selection and Progression

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Episode 4: Former IPF world champion, World Games gold medal winner and 8x USAPL National champion, Mike Tuchscherer of Reactive Training Systems is on the show to talk about 

Guest Bio

Mike Tuchscherer

Mike Tuchscherer is the founder of Reactive Training Systems. He began powerlifting in 1997 and has been studying athletic training ever since. He quickly became a State record holder in Indiana and Kentucky in High School. And he continued to develop his talent and ability throughout his college career and into the Open division.

Currently, Mike’s achievements as a lifter include:

  • Winning the Gold Medal at the 2009 World Games (first male in USA Powerlifting history to do this)
  • Winning 8 USA Powerlifting National Championships
  • 2 Bronze, 3 Silver, 1 Gold medals in IPF World Championships
  • Set 3 IPF World Records multiple times
  • Competed internationally both single ply and unequipped.

Mike has coached many elite level lifters and currently works with the likes of Brett Gibbs, Bryce Krawczyk, Liz Craven and Stephen Manuel.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Is more volume the answer?
  • Troubleshooting how to drive progression for an individual
  • Mike’s Bayesian approach to designing training blocks
  • Parallels between assessment & refining training and the scientific method
  • How to have a framework for maximizing recovery
  • Project Momentum: What differentiates the top 5% versus the bottom 5%

Links & Resources

Click here for details of the European Powerlifting Conference 2018