Executive Attention Network, Focus, and Triggers

Written by: Kevin Cann I have posted YouTube videos of the emotions of fear and frustration.  Experts are still trying to figure out what emotions actually are and there is quite a bit of disagreement here.  Emotions, for the purpose of our discussion, are nothing more than a certain release of neurochemistry.  How we act when this neurochemistry … Continue reading Executive Attention Network, Focus, and Triggers

Why Slow Incremental Progress is Important: A Neurochemistry Approach

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

Initial Conditions, Movement Variability, and Skill Acquisition

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

Everything Works: You Just Need to Ask the Right Questions

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

Deconstructing the Volume Paradigm

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