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 Developing the highest levels of strength possible is a complex-coordination problem that the coach and athlete must solve. According to Frans Bosch, the strategy for this problem must be flexible and multi-purpose and that is only possible under two scenarios: Developing these complex skills are not a linear process. We do not start … Continue reading Solving Complex-Coordination Problems Such as Max Strength
Written by: Kevin Cann Coaching should focus on developing the intuition of each given lifter as this is where their own elite levels of performance lie. At the top of the hierarchical skill acquisition pyramid is “unconscious competence.” This is where the athlete is just flowing in their environment without thinking about anything. This is typically referred to … Continue reading High Performance Lies in right Intuition
Written by: Kevin Cann I have been experiencing something in training that is different from anything that I have experienced before. The last two months, I have been on a tear with PRs. One week after the next just hitting PR after PR. Some of these have been smaller 5lb PRs, but a few, like yesterday’s 37lb PR, … Continue reading Performance Lies in the Subconscious, but so do Your Demons
Written by: Kevin Cann “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacle which he has overcome.” -Booker T. Washington I don’t remember the picture at the top of this article. I must have been under 5 years old in it. I have always had … Continue reading Defining Success: My Personal Journey