Microcycle & Mesocycle Programming Courses by Mike Tuchscherer

We are delighted to announce two excellent strength training courses by one of the leading powerlifting athletes and coaches, Mike Tuchscherer, that will soon be available to Complementary Training members for free.

In these two must-watch courses, Mike covers Microcycle and Mesocycle programming and outlines his “Reactive Training Systems” methodology.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank Mike for sharing these excellent courses with us and for passing his knowledge and bringing value to our community.

The courses will include the following:

Background Knowledge

  • Fundamental Training Principles Part 1
  • Fundamental Training Principles Part 2

The Microcycle

  • Exercise Selection Part 1
  • Exercise Selection Part 2
  • Exercise Selection Part 3
  • Template Design
  • RTS Toolkit
  • Advanced RTS Concepts Part 1
  • Advanced RTS Concepts Part 2
  • GPP Programming

The Mesocycle

  • Programming Structure
  • Linear Periodization
  • Undulating Periodization
  • Block Periodization
  • Polarized Training
  • Strategy Combinations
  • Tapering for Competition
  • Hypertrophy Considerations
  • Squat Best Practices
  • Bench Best Practices
  • Deadlift Best Practices

The information contained in these courses has been collected and sorted over careers. It is probably the fastest way to accelerate your strength education and stay up to date on the latest thinking in strength training.

The lessons are designed for athletes who are writing their own training plans (self-coached), for people coaching other athletes, and anyone who wants to learn more about strength training.

Stay tuned for more exciting content and surprises from your Complementary Training Community.

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