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 I am currently doing a series for my Patreon channel about the general principles of training. Specificity is of course a general principle that all coaches need to apply. You can’t play tennis and expect to have a bigger total. I think that many coaches and lifters actually miss the mark on specificity … Continue reading Specificity of Force Production
Written by: Kevin Cann I discussed this with PPS last night during our bi-weekly team meeting. I think that this is a fun topic and actually one that is relatively important. Understanding these social theories and how they influence research and ideas can be very important to identifying a bias and making decisions. I like to read. I … Continue reading Critical Theory in Powerlifting
Written by: Kevin Cann I was asked this question in a direct message on Instagram by a lifter. I think it is a very good question and sparks a good discussion. I also was not even aware that there was this thought process that training should be drastically different for a beginner. When I first started out … Continue reading Should Beginners Perform Singles in Training?
Written by: Kevin Cann This is a topic that seems to come up quite frequently in discussions with other lifters and coaches. I really enjoy these conversations and they happen to be some of my favorite ones to have. Biomechanics was always one of my favorite classes in both undergrad and grad school. It is a topic … Continue reading Why Coaches Need to Have Heuristics for Technique