Written By: Kevin Cann This is the most important question that anyone could ask you. When I ask this question, I am not asking your name, but instead asking who you are at the deepest of levels. You can’t be great, unless you truly know who you are. This disconnect with who you are can cause some … Continue reading Who Are You?
Written by: Kevin Cann The last year has been pretty rough for a lot of us. I had a team of over 50 strong, 10 of which were qualified for USAPL Nationals. We were cruising right along as a team. Then the pandemic hit and I saw a large portion of my roster quit the sport of powerlifting … Continue reading My Personal and Coaching Philosophy
Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting seems to be in this fad of “evidence based” coaching and tracking every piece of data, to “individualize” the program for each lifter. The internet eats this shit up too. Why wouldn’t they? It is much easier to just pay someone for a fancy program than it is to actually develop the skills … Continue reading High Performance Cannot Be Found in a Spreadsheet
Written by: Kevin Cann If you are a coach, I am sure that you have heard this line before, “This is the technique that works for me.” I have participated in high level athletics my entire life and never have I seen “athletes” so keen on telling the coach what to do. In all of my other … Continue reading Understanding Individualism in Movement
Written by: Kevin Cann For some reason technique in the powerlifting world seems to be quite controversial. I have never participated in a sport that technique was not emphasized. Seems quite a few coaches believe that as long as you can lift by the rules that your technique is fine. I could not disagree with this statement more. … Continue reading Building Technique as an Emergent Property