Precision Powerlifting Systems is based out of Boston, Mass. Head Coach Kevin Cann leads the team through individualized programming leading up to local, regional, national, and international level powerlifting meets.
Kevin is dedicated to his work. He is a trustworthy and reliable coach with a sharp sense of humor. His coaching style is very straightforward; no frills. His attention to technique was evident from day one — and that is really important to me!
I’ve been working with Kevin for about 16 months now and just have to say thank you for everything that he has done for me as a lifter. Working with Kevin and his Sheiko programming has brought consistency to my lifts and confidence to me as a person. I’ve traveled to nationals for the first time and competed with and against some of the best lifters in the country, and am planning my first trip to the Arnold. With the way we train, I know every time I step under the bar I am prepared and ready.
And while I love having Kevin as my coach, the best part of training with him is being a part of the PPS team. Powerlifting is inherently an individual sport – but PPS has developed into a tight-knit group of lifters who constantly support each other, go to meets together, and are just honestly good friends. We are working professionals who are also competitive lifters, and working together to be strong on the platform and in life.
Written by: Kevin Cann A coach I follow had asked this question on his Instagram, “Is it ever warranted to hold back an athlete’s rate of progress?” This is a great question, and one that I have wrestled with over the years. When I started with Sheiko, he literally told me what to put on the … Continue reading Why Slow Incremental Progress is Important: A Neurochemistry Approach
Written by: Kevin Cann The human is a complex system. I think this idea most accept, but most have a hard time understanding what this means. In order to make sense of things we like to reduce the complexity down to a sum of its parts, and perhaps disregard some more complex nuances. How coaches view developing … Continue reading Initial Conditions, Movement Variability, and Skill Acquisition
Written by: Kevin Cann There was a post written yesterday by a relatively popular coach on Instagram that demonized bands and chains. He then followed this up with a TikTok video of him making fun of what seems to be Westside max effort variations. This is sadly the age we live in. I am all for having … Continue reading Everything Works: You Just Need to Ask the Right Questions
Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting is filled with high frequency and high volume programs these days. I think this stems to Dietmar Wolf and Boris Sheiko gaining popularity in America around the same time that raw powerlifting was starting to really blow up. Mike Zourdos’ dissertation on daily undulated periodization also occurred around this time as well. Making … Continue reading Deconstructing the Volume Paradigm