The Reactive Training Systems Podcast

Reactive Training Systems

Reactive Training Systems Podcast for powerlifting audiences

  • 1 hour 11 minutes
    The Power of Coaching: Bryce Krawczyk

    In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer, Gaby Muller, and Mel Kasper engage in an insightful conversation with Bryce Krawczyk of Calgary Barbell. They reflect on several events that have already happened in 2024, particularly focusing on Bryce and athlete Brittany Schlater's experiences at the Sheffield competition. The discussion highlights coaching strategies, the psychological aspects of training, and the intricacies of athlete-coach relationships, including handling adversities and fostering effective communication. Bryce also talks about the development and success of the Calgary Barbell app, shedding light on online coaching and community building. This episode provides valuable insights into powerlifting coaching, athlete development, and the importance of mental resilience in sports.

    20 May 2024, 10:03 am
  • 23 minutes 7 seconds
    Mike's Competitive Future

    In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer discusses his recent powerlifting competitions, milestones, and reflections on the sport's evolution. Talking about a return to equipped lifting, he shares insights on decision-making, personal growth, and balancing raw and equipped lifting goals. Tune in for a concise yet insightful exploration of powerlifting's journey through Mike's perspective.

    29 April 2024, 4:45 pm
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
    Train with Pain: Dr. Nathan Dailey

    In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer and Gaby Muller welcome Dr. Nathan Dailey, a renowned physical therapist with a background in the U.S. Army, for an in-depth conversation on pain, rehabilitation, and return to sport. Dr. Dailey, known for his evidence-based approach and extensive clinical experience, discusses the complexities of pain science, the importance of an evidence-based triad model, and the need for a holistic understanding of rehabilitation and training. This episode provides valuable insights for athletes, coaches, and anyone interested in the latest perspectives on pain and rehabilitation strategies. For more information on Reactive Training Systems and to join the RTS Training Lab for access to office hours with Dr. Nathan and other features, visit

    15 April 2024, 12:00 pm
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    The Winning Formula with Alexander Eriksson

    This episode features a conversation between Mike Tuchscherer, Gaby Muller and coach and athlete Alexander Eriksson, discussing the Sheffield 2024, Alexander's powerlifting background, coaching strategies, and the preparation leading up to Gustav Hedlund´s win at Sheffield 2024. They also highlight the importance of smart, long-term training and the coach-athlete relationship.

    1 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    Measuring Strength Progress with Mike, John and Mel
    18 March 2024, 10:00 am
  • 50 minutes 55 seconds
    The Power Of Belief With Evans Nana

    In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer and Gaby Muller sit down with Evans Nana, aka the "Ghanaian Gladiator" or "Evans The Hulk", and discuss the power of belief and positivity in sports and life. Evans shares the story of his personal journey in strongman, his past in powerlifting, and how powerlifting training impacted his performance in strongman. They touch upon the impact of a coach´s belief, the importance of paying attention, and the experience of turning around negative thoughts to achieve success in sports. Evans also shares how he wants to be remembered for empowering others and bringing positive change.

    4 March 2024, 8:00 am
  • 43 minutes 29 seconds
    Mike T‘s Experience on Individualized Back Pain Management
    26 February 2024, 10:44 am
  • 37 minutes 49 seconds
    Turning Adversity into Success

    At some point, all lifters will face some degree of adversity in their training. It's important to our long-term development that we learn how to use that adversity to empower us. This ensures we can come out the other side, successful. Coach Mike and Ross sit down and talk about how that has played out for them over the past few years in their pursuits of strength. Lifters featured in our training montage videos are lifters who we coach.

    5 February 2024, 1:00 pm
  • 58 minutes 18 seconds
    Kelly Mann: Bridging the Gap between Biomechanics and Powerlifting

    In this podcast episode, host Gaby Muller and Mike Tuchscherer sit down with Adam Jones and founder and coach of Performotion, Kelly Mann. Dive into the growth of Performotion, and gain unique insights into the importance of biomechanics, exercise selection, and the balance between health and strength in powerlifting. Discover the concept of a 'Golden Microcycle' and the significance of variation in training. Listen to how Kelly shares her viewpoints on athlete-coach communication and her personal experience in setting boundaries in coaching. Kelly and Adam also optimistically share news about the future of Australian powerlifting.

    29 January 2024, 11:09 am
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    Master Your Training Environment

    In this episode, coach Ross Leppala, Mel Kasper, and Gaby Muller explore how travelling and moving can affect a training routine and how to deal with such changes. They discuss their personal experiences of relocating and travel and share tips on managing stress, adapting to new environments, and maintaining a positive attitude during disruptions. The conversation highlights the importance of acceptance, flexibility, and maintaining discipline over motivation, nodding at the value powerlifters can derive from varying environments and interruptions in routine to build resilience and focus.

    20 November 2023, 1:00 pm
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    Extracting Lessons from Newton Cheng´s Nationals Performance

    Mike Tuchscherer, John Garafano and Kenny Allen sit down with Newton Cheng to talk about his performance at the nationals recently and extract some valuable lessons. The experienced powerlifter Cheng shares some very mature insights on his approach and mentality on competing.


    14 November 2023, 1:00 am
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