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In this 136th podcast episode of Dave Tate's Table Talk, Mike Tuchscherer takes a seat.

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Mike began coaching in 2004 when he took over as Cadet-in-Charge of the USAFA Powerlifting club. After he graduated in 2007, he wrote about what he had learned in his first book, "The Reactive Training Manual." The book taught lifters how the concept of Rate of Perceived Effort (RPE) could be adapted to lifting. It went on to shape powerlifting and popularize the notion of autoregulated training. 

Mike was an early adopter of online coaching for powerlifting and helped to develop that industry. He coached and handled lifters worldwide for the next several years. In 2016, he began developing his "Emerging Strategies" framework—a planning style that systematically determines what a lifter responds best to. 

Over the 15+ years, Mike has been coaching. He has coached over 400 lifters. Sixteen of those lifters went on to earn a medal at the IPF Classic World Championships under his guidance. Fourteen lifters have earned World Records. 

The founder of Reactive Training Systems, Mike has taught more than 500 athletes and coaches how to make better training decisions. Whether through innovative concepts or ground-level coaching, free online systems or direct teaching, his lifting, or the coaching of others, Mike has inspired countless other powerlifters to individualize their training so that it works best for them.

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Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of elitefts.com. He is the author of twenty books and has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting. Dave is married to elitefts co-owner Traci Arnold-Tate, and they reside in London, Ohio, with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.

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