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 Coming back from USAPL nationals and one of the biggest complaints I hear from lifters in the back is how long the pauses are on the bench press. Sheiko analyzed this in Russia where pause length on the bench press would vary between .75 seconds to 2.5 seconds. That is a big difference … Continue reading Misunderstanding Specificity and the Long Pause Bench Press
Written by: Kevin Cann We have all heard that we should move the weights with intent, but what does this mean and why do we want to do this? Powerlifting is a sport where we lift the most weight for a single repetition in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. We need to develop the qualities necessary … Continue reading Force Time Curve: Max effort with Submax Weights and Determining Volumes
Written by: Kevin Cann The Russian System is a long-term athletic development plan that grow with the athlete as they mature throughout their training career. It starts from the ages of 6-9 where each child will do activities such as gymnastics. At this stage the sport specific work makes up less than 5% of all total work. … Continue reading Individualizing Conjugate Based Off of Training Age
Written by: Kevin Cann This marks my 7-year anniversary of coaching powerlifting. Around this time in 2015 I took a job at a local gym with a strong reputation and culture for strongman and powerlifting. I had no idea how to really get people strong until I started working here. I also never realized how much detail goes … Continue reading 7 Years: From Sheiko to Conjugate