Author archive for Mike Tuchscherer

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 9: Squat Best Practices

    By on 21/09/2020

    In this lesson, Mike Tuchscherer discussed best practices when programming the squat movements. Find more out about optimal frequency, volume, intensity, RPE and exercsie selection from one of the most respected powerlifting coaches and lifters.

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 8: Hypertrophy Considerations

    By on 12/09/2020

    How do you know if you need more muscle mass? Should you be leaner? How should you plan for hypetrophy? In this Mesoycles Course episode, Mike Tuchscherer discusses hypertrophy training for powerlifting.

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 7: Tapering for Competition

    By on 09/08/2020

    What are the objectives of tapering for competition in strength sports? How to achieve those objectives? Find in this video on Tapering Strategies by Mike Tuchscherer.

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 6: Strategy Combinations

    By on 25/07/2020

    Real life strength training planning is a combination of various planning “archetypes” (i.e. linear, block, undulating). Learn how to to create a blend of strategies with specific strengths and weaknesses matched to the athlete’s needs.

  • 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 an 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...

  • 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.