to actually LEARN about strength and not just be told what to do?
Have questions about what's the best way to train?
often tell lifters to become students of the sport -- to learn all they can and
get better at every aspect. Now through RTS Classroom, you can learn all the
strength producing details of the Emerging Strategies method popularized by the
company that brought you RPE training. RTS Classroom is designed to help you do
that. Whether you're a coach, a trainer or just a lifter who wants to get
better at coaching yourself, joining RTS Classroom is going to make you so much
better at the things you do.
This 15-month long coaching course teaches you the fundamentals on how to create training ‘from
the ground up’ in an individualized Emerging Strategies fashion. Over the
course of 5 semesters, you’ll learn how to:
the problems with traditional Periodization and how Emerging Strategies
attempts to solve those problems.
and monitor athlete response to training including the use of ‘Stress Index’
weakness analysis and correction including improving weak Range of Motion in
each of the competition lifts.
strategies and tools to help athletes benchmark their progress, improve
hypertrophy, and utilize novel movement variations to target weak Range of
development, pivot, and maintenance cycles in order to peak you or your
athletes for competition.
this 15-month long course you’ll take the following classes:
- Emerging Strategies Case Studies
Each class is offered
quarterly (January, April, July, and October) and will run for 3 months and
then you’ll automatically be enrolled in the next class. The lessons will be in the form of videos
recorded for your class and distributed according to a schedule (usually 1 per
week). It also includes discussion questions and interactions via a closed
Discord server. Each class is sequential and builds upon one another. Below are descriptions of each class:
This is the recommended first level of RTS Classroom. In this class, you will
learn about training fundamentals. You’ll learn about how to diagnose
weaknesses and select proper exercises. You’ll learn to construct customized
templates and apply autoregulatory concepts to training. Even if you know
nothing about higher levels of periodization, this course will improve your
ability to write training, coach, and develop lifters.
- Stress Index
- Athlete Monitoring
- Problems with Periodization
/ A Case for Emerging Strategies
- Emerging Strategies
- Development Cycles
- Pivot Cycles
- Maintenance Cycles
- Peaking for Competition
- Long term Planning /
Understanding Block Reviews
- Optimizing the 2nd levels (Pivots, block sequences, it’s a lot more of a
by-feel thing than a distinct, logical process)
Emerging Strategies Tactics
This is the second class
in the 15-month course of Emerging Strategies. In this course, you can
expect to learn:
- How to develop technical
- Learn how to analyze the lift
for weakness and methods to correct that.
- Emerging Strategies and
- Breaking down the stress index
into central and peripheral stress components.
- Frequency strategies and how
frequency impacts Emerging Strategies.
- Pivot block design and
- Technical Mastery pt 1
- Technical Master pt 2
- Weakness Analysis
- Weakness Correction
- Stress Index pt 2
- Pivot Tactics (5 Goals of a
- Hypertrophy Training
- 2x Frequency
- 1/2x Frequency
This is the third class
in the 15-month course of Emerging Strategies. In this class, you’ll
learn practical examples of strategies developed here at RTS including:
- Strategies for 1x and 2x
- Strategies for Equipped
- Tapering Strategies.
- Strategies to improve rate of
- Strategies to improve technical
- Strategies designed to increase
- Roses & Thorns
- 2x Frequency Strategies
- Pivot Strategies
- Taper Strategies
This is the fourth class in the 15-month course of Emerging Strategies. In this
course, you’ll learn practical examples of strategies developed here at RTS
- Strategies for helping athletes
benchmark their e1RM.
- Strategies for weak Range of
- Strategies for improving the
bench press bar path.
- Strategies for converting to
flat back deadlifting.
- Strategies to use pin
variations and bands/chains.
- Tools designed for hypertrophy
- x1 @8RPE
- Pause Variations
- Improving bench bar path
- Converting to flat back deadlifts
- Pin Variations
- Bands and Chains
- Eccentric Training
- Cluster Training
- Myo Reps
- Partial ROM
Emerging Strategies Case Studies
This is the fifth and final class in the 15-month course of Emerging Strategies. This course is built entirely upon real-world examples of problems solved using Emerging Strategies with REAL RTS Athletes. This course teaches you how to apply the concepts and strategies from your previous courses of Emerging Strategies. Think of it as the culmination of your learning. You’ll receive a total of 10 lessons from RTS Coaches Mike Tuchscherer, Ross Leppala, Jim Elli, Isabella von Weissenberg, and John Garafano on practical case studies with our athletes. You’ll also get a lesson from Mike Tuchscherer on Data Analysis.
Why should I
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available anywhere else online. And in some cases, the information may not be
available anywhere else at all. This is probably the fastest way to accelerate
your strength education and stay up to date on the latest thinking in strength
Who are these classes
for? The classes will
be designed primarily for athletes who are writing their own training plans
(self-coached) and for people coaching other athletes. But anyone who wants to
learn more about strength training is welcome!
What features are
included? When you subscribe,
you’ll get access to download all the videos that you’re subscribed for so you
can watch when/where you want. You’ll also get:
- Access to watch the exclusive
RTS Classroom videos
- Access to the closed RTS
Classroom Discord servers where you can have a community of learning, discuss lessons, interact with
others, and even complete homework assignments (assignments will be
What can I expect when
I buy? After your order is
processed, you’ll be sent a welcome package with further instructions. Your
account will be given access to any videos you have permissions for so you can
download them and also to the RTS Classroom Discord server. You can also choose
to be notified by email when new downloads become available and when Q&A
Calls are happening.
What can I expect to gain from this subscription? You’ll get new
content that is useful and exclusive. It’s like attending a seminar twice each
month, except in this format, coaches will be able to teach in more depth than
they ever have before.
More depth than a seminar
More interactive than a book
More useful than an article
You won’t find this density of quality information anywhere else.
RTS Classroom was designed to bridge the gap
between theoretical knowledge and practical application. So, expect to learn
about various strength training theories, but also expect that the information
will be immediately applicable!
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