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 When we are in the gym hitting repetitions, we are learning. Since we are learning, our memory systems are involved in this process. I believe we have 4 different memory systems, but today I am going to spend time discussing 2 of them. Coaches give lifters feedback on their lifts. However, do lifters understand … Continue reading Memory and Skill Acquisition
Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting is a skilled sport. To be able to squat, bench press, and deadlift with maximal weights is a developed skill. I think there is a major misconception on how we go about developing these skills. Malcom Gladwell made the “10,000 hour” rule a known concept. Many coaches and athletes take this and think … Continue reading How to Program Skill Learning
Written by: Kevin Cann I tell Precision Powerlifting Systems that they should be meditating a minimum of 10 minutes every single day. I will admit that some do it and some do not do it. That does not discourage me from telling them consistently how important that meditation is to their success as athletes as well as … Continue reading How Meditation Makes You a Better Athlete
Written by: Kevin Cann I think that most coaches will agree that repetitions in training should be focused and that mindless repetitions are not too beneficial beyond a certain point. There is only so far that “checking a box” will get you. However, I do not believe that most understand what focused reps are. When I ask … Continue reading Why Most of You are Doing Mindless Reps