Episode 61: Embracing Uncertainty and Emerging Strategies in Powerlifting ft. Mike Tuchscherer

We’re excited to welcome Mike Tuchscherer to the podcast this week. Kevin and Mike hop onto the mic for a longer episode where they chat about the similarities and differences between PPS and RTS.

Topics covered include:

  • Mike’s background and the conceptualization of RTS
  • How variations play into powerlifting
  • The uncertainty of powerlifting programming and coaching
  • Differences between athletes and their effects on training

Mike began powerlifting in 1997 and has been studying athletic training ever since. He quickly became a State record holder in Indiana and Kentucky when he was still a Sophomore 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 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, and competing internationally both single ply and unequipped.

In addition to many championships, Mike is best known for founding Reactive Training Systems, where he and his staff provide practical and methodical powerlifting knowledge to athletes who are serious about reaching the next level in powerlifting. RTS provides proven knowledge based on years of experience and, trial and error, and top level competitions.

You can find Mike on Instagram at @miketuchscherer, RTS at @reactivetrainingsystems, and online at www.reactivetrainingsystems.com.

Let us know that you like this episode by giving us a 5-star rating or a review on Apple Podcasts! We are always looking for feedback to make the episodes even better. If you’re interested in being on the show or know someone who would make a great guest, you can email us at alyssaliftsthings@gmail.com.

Interested in coaching for any level of powerlifting in any corner of the globe? Check out Precision Powerlifting Systems all over the web:


You can follow Kevin on Instagram at @kwcann and Alyssa at @alyssaliftsthings.

Intro/outro music from freemusicarchive.org
Artist: MELLViNS
Track: Way Down Below

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