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Everything about RTS, auto-regulation, powerlifting, strength, and getting strong for coaches and athletes alike!

    What do you do when training gets hard?

    What do you do when training gets hard?

    Have you ever thought about quitting?

    If you're like most of us, the thought has probably occurred to you at some point. 

    With many of us stuck in our homes and facing rapidly changing circumstances, the year 2020 certainly brought us opportunities to question the true reasons that we enjoy our training.
    When things get really hard and motivation seems far away, should we always try and add more fuel to the fire? Or can there perhaps at times be a benefit to letting the flames simmer down for a while?
    In this episode, RTS coaches Mike Tuchscherer, John Garanfano and Isabella von Weissenberg discuss how to stay engaged in training when things get tough. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Stress Management Case Study: Adam Jones

    A Stress Management Case Study: Adam Jones

    Last week Team RTS spoke about stress management, recovery modalities, and hypothetical scenarios we may want to implement to help encourage long-term progress in powerlifting.

    In this episode, we wanted to bring a real-world case-study for how to manipulate training variables when life gets overwhelming. We had the pleasure of speaking with Team RTS Lifter Adam Jones as he describes how a health-related scare helped him to re-imagine what powerlifting means to him and how he changed his training approach for the better.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How External Stressors Impact Your Training | And What You Can Do About It

    How External Stressors Impact Your Training | And What You Can Do About It

    In this episode coaches John Garafano, Ross Leppala, and Jim Elli talk about how hectic life can get, how it impacts our training, and what we can do about it.

    Life stressors build up over time, and if left alone can prevent us from achieving our lifting and life goals. Bringing awareness to these stressors helps us to accept them and make the next positive step forward. Training is not done in a laboratory and we hope that this episode helps you in your journey wherever you may be.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Volume Manipulation within Development Blocks | Interview with LS McClain

    Volume Manipulation within Development Blocks | Interview with LS McClain

    In this podcast, the RTS coaches, John Garafano, Mike Tuchscherer, Jim Elli, and Ross Leppala discuss how volume manipulation can beneficial or detrimental during a development block. Should you do it? Afterwards, we hear from LS McClain as he introduces his brand new "Let's Eat" adaptive template. 

    • 57 min
    Optimizing Pivot Blocks | Interview with Amanda "The Sleeper" Allen|Adaptive Templates Launch

    Optimizing Pivot Blocks | Interview with Amanda "The Sleeper" Allen|Adaptive Templates Launch

    In this episode, Coaches John Garafano, Ross Leppala, Jim Elli and Mike Tuchscherer discuss the Emerging Strategies Tool that gets the least amount of love...Pivot Blocks.

    Can we "optimize" pivot blocks? Can we increase the success of development blocks if we put more emphasis on the pivot blocks that we write as coaches? If so, how?

    In the second half of the podcast, Coach John Garafano chats with Team RTS Lifter Amanda "The Sleeper" Allen about her powerlifting journey.

    Spoiler Alert: She's a nighthawk, training in silence, building her strength in the shadows, ready to fight.

    Stay tuned until the end for a special announcement.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    The Middle Ground | Finding Commonality Between Two Opposing Coaching Paradigms

    The Middle Ground | Finding Commonality Between Two Opposing Coaching Paradigms

    In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer speaks with Bryce Lewis, from The Strength Athlete, about the potential drawbacks to a Bottom-Up Coaching Paradigm, and what we might be able to learn from using a more Top-Down model. This one is interesting...so we hope you take some notes and send us feedback on instagram @reactivetrainingsystems.

    • 1 hr 19 min

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