Knees Caving in is Weak ADDuctors, It is Not Using Them More, or Weak Abductors, Knees Forward Also Makes No Sense

Written by: Kevin Cann I have this conversation a few times now in the last couple of weeks.  There seems to be some misunderstanding in regard to the execution of the squat and how to involve the most muscle mass. There seems to be this trend to drive the knees forward and not out to initiate … Continue reading Knees Caving in is Weak ADDuctors, It is Not Using Them More, or Weak Abductors, Knees Forward Also Makes No Sense

Frequency of Max Effort Lifts

Written by: Kevin Cann The max effort method is the best method to build absolute strength.  This is undeniable due to the specificity of heavy singles for the sport of powerlifting.  The max effort method builds the inter and intra muscular coordination, technical efficiency at heavy weights, and psychological strength.  It teaches lifters how to compete. The Bulgarian … Continue reading Frequency of Max Effort Lifts

My Love Hate Relationship with Hypertrophy

Written by: Kevin Cann I have been a very vocal proponent of direct hypertrophy work in powerlifting.  I think my argument against it gets misunderstood.  I never said that hypertrophy is not important, it most definitely is.  However, hypertrophy is built over a large number of rep ranges, but strength is more directed and developed with higher loads … Continue reading My Love Hate Relationship with Hypertrophy

Understanding Physics to Individualize Training

Written by: Kevin Cann We seem to be in a fad of “evidence based” coaching right now.  I also see a lot of coaches touting that they follow general principles in their programs, but when you see their programs there is a definite misunderstanding of those general principles of strength training. Training needs to be individualized … Continue reading Understanding Physics to Individualize Training

PPS Programs vs Westside Conjugate vs DUP

Written by: Kevin Cann I saw a video last week where a coach was taking questions from followers.  One of these followers asked about a conjugate program for raw lifting.  The coach then said it was not a program that is useful for raw lifting and only one high level lifter uses it. This statement is incredibly … Continue reading PPS Programs vs Westside Conjugate vs DUP