Propane Picks

It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out top 10 favourite pieces for your reading, viewing and listening pleasure. If you’d like to be considered for us to include you on this list OR if you’d like to write for us, please send an email to
Anyway, on with the list!

Our number 1 pick this week, also mentioned by Mike on the podcast is:

Individual Differences: The Most Important Consideration for Your Fitness Results that Science Doesn’t Tell You

by James Krieger and Bret Contreras

Bret introduces the article as follows:

The idea for this article was sparked last year when James and I presented together in the UK at the Personal Trainer Collective Conference along with Brad Schoenfeld and Alan Aragon. At that time, I had done a ton of research on the genetic differences pertaining to fitness outcomes, but I hadn’t yet seen a lot of data reporting individual differences. James’ presentation was filled with graphs depicting the stark differences in individual results, and it dawned on me that this is probably the most important aspect of science that fails to be reported. We hope that in time it becomes standard practice to report individual data, but in the meantime, we wish to impress upon you that research typically only reports means, which may or may not apply to you.

The rest of the list is pretty awesome too!


Podcast Episode 64

Show Notes

In this episode Jonny and Yusef are joined by Mike Tuchscherer, Author and founder of Reactive Training Systems, the man behind the popularization of RPE, IPF 120kg World Chamption and Multiple World Record Holder. They talk work life balance and find out more about how Rate of Perceived Exertion can be incorporated into powerlifting programming.

Time Stamps

01:10   A quick round of Would You Rather? with Big Mike T
06:25 How does Mike Tuchscherer train and what is RPE?
12:40 What’s the advantage of RPE over percentage based periodisation?
23:05 How do you test progress with RPE?
27:05 How would a novice introduce RPE into their training?
34:16 Individual Variance – what works for 1 person may not work for everyone.













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