As Bryce Lewis, IFP Champion, Drug-Free Powerlifting Coach, and founder of The Strength Athlete, puts it, “The whole relationship between a coach and an athlete is hinged upon success or failure in making the athlete better.” So how can we ensure this relationship will lead to success? On Episode 48 of our Podcast, Bryce Lewis helps us answer this complex question.Read More
Episode 39 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features acclaimed powerlifter and coach, Mike Tuchscherer. Mike is also the founder of Reactive Training Systems (RTS). Reactive Training Systems is an online coaching, programming, and content provider for powerlifters.
This podcast is centered around RTS’s hallmark training methodology, which Mike has coined, “Emerging Strategies”. Emerging Strategies (ES) was created in response to the inherent limitations behind periodization theory, as well as to the individual response to training.Read More
Episode 38 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Coach Max Aita, who has spent nearly two decades in both Weightlifting and Powerlifting. Max has produced numerous senior national medalists in Weightlifting, as well as world record holders in Powerlifting.
We first learn how Max’s coaches, including Steve Gough (USA), Ivan Abadjiev (BUL), and Boris Sheiko (RUS), shaped Max’s current training systems.
Next, Max discusses the relationship between weightlifting specific technique and weightlifting specific strength.Read More
In Episode 29 of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we discuss how you can both qualitatively and quantitively measure performance over time so as to gauge the effectiveness of your training. We also offer practical programming benchmarks for weightlifters, powerlifters and Crossfitters in the context of a competitive macrocycle.
Lastly, we provide metrics you can use to increase the efficacy of a nutritional plan across body composition goals.Read More
Although the field of Sports Science is relatively young, and despite the inherent limitations in studying human performance, we have many Ph.D.'s to thank for our best current evidence. There’s Brad Schoenfeld, Mike Israetel, Eric Helms, Alan Aragon, and Greg Nuck — Wait, Greg Nuckols doesn’t have a Ph.D.?
If Greg, age 26, doesn’t have a Ph.D., what makes him so well respected by the larger field of Sports Science researchers? What makes him such a credible source that thousands would subscribe to his digest of the latest literature, in “MASS Research Review”?Read More
In episode sixteen of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we’re joined by Dimitri Tsoumpas. Dimitri attended Weber State University as an offensive lineman, earning Second Team Big Sky accolades in his senior season. After graduating with a bachelors in Human Performance, he was drafted second overall in the 2008 Canadian Football League. Dimitri excelled in the "CFL", where he was nominated as rookie of the year, and also won a championship title. Dimitri even signed an NFL contract with the Miami Dolphins…Read More
In episode fifteen of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we’re joined by Alex Viada who shares with us his insight on concurrent training. Alex, a lifelong athlete, is the founder and co-owner of Complete Human Performance, and author of "The Hybrid Athlete". Alex epitomizes what it means to be a "hybrid" athlete, as he's deadlifted 700 pounds and completed a 50-mile ultra-marathon in a week's time.
In this interview with Zach Greenwald, Alex answers what it means to be a "hybrid" athlete…Read More