Category Archives: Strength & Conditioning

Episode 37: Using Emerging Strategies in Powerlifting Programming with Mike Tuchscherer (Part 2)



How do we minimize assumptions and simplify the powerlifting programming process? How do we maximize progress for the individual? How can we minimize uncertainty when peaking for competition? What does “fatigue” actually mean? We discuss these things and more with powerlifting coach and elite powerlifter Mike Tuchscherer.

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Episode 36: Using Emerging Strategies in Powerlifting Programming with Mike Tuchscherer (Part 1)



How do we minimize assumptions and simplify the powerlifting programming process? How do we maximize progress for the individual? How can we minimize uncertainty when peaking for competition? What does “fatigue” actually mean? We discuss these things and more with powerlifting coach and elite powerlifter Mike Tuchscherer.

Follow Mike and RTS on Instagram:
@miketuchscherer
@reactivetrainingsystems

Learn more about RTS training & free training tools:
https://www.reactivetrainingsystems.com/

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Episode 29: Training Load Markers and What We Need to Know with Franco Impellizzeri, PhD



What are internal and external training load markers? What is important information to track with our athletes, and what is fluff? How can we best use the evidence to guide our sports medicine decisions?
We discuss these topics and much more with performance coach and researcher Franco Impellizzeri.
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Episode 23: Physique Athletes – Injury Risk & Psychological Factors with Eric Helms



Competition prep for physique athletes is hard. Why do injury rates seem to be higher during this time? What are the optimal training and nutritional strategies when preparing for a show? Are all types of cardio created equal? Is cardio necessary at all for a show-prep cut? We welcome internationally recognized coach, competitor, and researcher Eric Helms, PhD onto the show to discuss these topics and more.

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Episode 21: Interpreting Research & Setting Goals For Diet & Training with Dr. Melissa Davis



What are the important things to look for when interpreting research? What can we take from research conclusions? What are strategies to setting realistic goals for diet and training? We discuss these things and much more with Dr. Melissa Davis of Renaissance Periodization.
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Episode 15: Developing Your Comeback Plan After Injury with Dr. Mike Israetel



In this episode, we welcome co-founder and Chief Sport Scientist of Renaissance Periodization, Dr. Mike Israetel, onto the show to discuss how to program your strength training when coming back from an injury. 

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Episode 14: Gender Differences in Resistance Training with Greg Nuckols



In this episode, we welcome strength coach and science aficionado Greg Nuckols onto the show. Greg discusses the similarities & differences between men and women regarding their responses to resistance training, based on fundamental physiology and a comprehensive overview of the scientific literature.

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www.strongerbyscience.com/

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www.strongerbyscience.com/mass/

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Episode 9: Practical Periodization with Scot Morrison



How do we define and track “load” with progressive rehab? How do we organize the rehab plan while managing other athlete stressors?

In this episode of the ClinicalAthlete Podcast, we welcome Scot Morrison onto the show to discuss these topics, as well as:

-When is it better to strive for “good enough” rather than “optimal”
-Examples of feedback loops and metrics to track in order to keep the rehab plan on track
-Frequency of loading
-Loading tests for patients to gauge daily progress with tendinopathy
-Issues with exercise dosage in current rehab practices
-Issues with “predictive” models

If you’d like to learn more about this topic, check out Scot’s ClinicalAthlete Webinar at:
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Scot’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/physio_praxis/
Scot’s Website: www.physiopraxis.co


Episode 5: LTAD: Developing a Specialized Athlete Resilient to Acronyms



Are children specializing too soon? How early is too early to pick one sport? What can we do to foster long-term development? In this episode, we discuss youth athletic development and whether early sport specialization is a risk factor for our young athletes.

Peer-Reviewed References:
Feeley BT. et al. When is it too early for single sport specialization? AJSM. 2015
Myer GD. et al. Sport specialization, Part I: Does early sports specialization increase negative outcomes and reduce the opportunity for success in young athletes? Sports-Health. 2015
Myer GD et al. Sports specialization, Part II: Alternative solutions to early sport specialization in youth athletes. Sports-Health. 2015

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