Creating and Environment for Change

Written by: Kevin Cann The coach’s job is to be a facilitator of the environment for the athlete to self-organize into the skills that will make them the best athlete possible for their sport.  This requires much more than just analyzing sets and reps at a given intensity. There are four different things that promote change … Continue reading Creating and Environment for Change

Variations are External Cues

Written by: Kevin Cann There tends to be this argument in regards to specificity versus variation in strength training.  The specificity camp will tout that higher frequency competition lift programs are superior because you get to practice the lifts more. In these circles technique seems to take a bit of a backseat to training volume, but … Continue reading Variations are External Cues

Speed Work and the Developmental Lifter

Written by: Kevin Cann There is a massive misunderstanding about speed work in general amongst lifters and coaches.  Anyone with an Instagram account can put out information these days and actual knowledge gets lost in the process.  The lack of education and experience amongst those that share this information is incredible, but that is a complaint for … Continue reading Speed Work and the Developmental Lifter

My Path To and Through Conjugate

Written by: Kevin Cann In the beginning I was against conjugate for raw lifters.  I would say the same things that the internet says today about conjugate.  Bands are only for equipped lifters.  Conjugate is for people on drugs, that is how they can max out every week.  It was my ignorance matched with trying to be one of … Continue reading My Path To and Through Conjugate

Speed Work is About Speed

Written by: Kevin Cann I am writing this to go along with my Instagram post, but just where I can use more words.  This is a conversation that I have continuously with the team, and I feel it is extremely important to understand. People get stuck on the narrative that we need to use the lifts … Continue reading Speed Work is About Speed