Author archive for Mike Tuchscherer

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 5: Polarized Training

    By on 09/07/2020

    Polarized training is established planning concept in endurance training. See how it can be applied to strength training in this video by Mike Tuchscherer

  • Mesocycles Course – Course Description

    By on 26/06/2020

    Mesocycles Course Course Description We are proud to present you Mike Tuchscherer’s Mesocycles Course. The course is organized into 11 lessons, starting with explanation of the linear, undulating, block periodization strategies and a novel polarized approach to planning. Mike continues with explaining combinations of the aforementioned strategies, tapering strategies, and hypertrophy considerations. Specific squat, bench, and deadlift practices are...

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 4: Block Periodization

    By on 16/06/2020

    What is the difference between linear periodization calling for hypertrophy, strength and power phases, and the “block periodization”? Both are sequential, but what are the similarities and differences? Find out in this insightful video by Mike Tuchscherer.

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 3: Undulating Periodization

    By on 05/06/2020

    Daily Undulating periodizaton was few years back a hot topic of forum talks and research papers. It is time to revisit this useful planning strategy by checking Mike Tuchscherers review of the common implementations. Mike explains the difference between “phase” and “rep” undulations and provide overview of the strength and weaknesses of DUP in powerlifting.

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 2: Linear Periodization

    By on 29/05/2020

    Linear Periodization is one of the most widely used planning strategies but at the same time one of the most confusing. In this video, Mike Tuchscherer clears some confusion and provides a rationale for when and how to use linear periodization in strength training planning.

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 1: Programming Structure

    By on 15/05/2020

    Before jumping right into linear, block, and other periodizations strategies, it is important to understand the “programming structure”. In this video Mike Tuchscherer outlines his “Six Steps” system that is necessary for building a training cycle, as well as understanding different frameworks.

  • Microcycles Course – Module 6: GPP Programming

    By on 04/05/2020

    In this module, Mike Tuchscherer explains his viewpoints on General Physical Preparation (GPP) methods for powerlifters and other strength specialists.

  • Microcycles Course – Advanced RTS Concepts

    By on 01/05/2020

    In this module, Mike Tuchscherer continues with the Reactive Training System (RTS) concepts presented in the previous video with the aim of putting more tools in your toolbox (i.e., means and methods).

  • Microcycles Course – RTS Toolkit

    By on 23/04/2020

    In this module, Mike Tuchscherer explains Auto-regulation tools and methods but mainly focuses on Rate-Of-Perceived-Effort (RPE).

  • Microcycles Course

    By on 07/04/2020

    We are proud to present you Mike Tuchscherer’s Microcycle Course. The course is organized into six modules. Each module contains one or more lessons that will help you perfect and boost your microcycle programming.