GPP and Long-Term Success

Written by: Kevin Cann The ideal model for the development of athletic skill is usually displayed as a pyramid with GPP (general physical preparedness) being the larger portion making up the base, SPP (Special physical preparedness) being right above, and then our competition specific training making the peak. This model was created by the Soviets … Continue reading GPP and Long-Term Success

Solving Complex-Coordination Problems Such as Max Strength

Written by: Kevin Cann Developing the highest levels of strength possible is a complex-coordination problem that the coach and athlete must solve.  According to Frans Bosch, the strategy for this problem must be flexible and multi-purpose and that is only possible under two scenarios: It must satisfy the intent of the movement It must be suitable … Continue reading Solving Complex-Coordination Problems Such as Max Strength

High Performance Lies in right Intuition

Written by: Kevin Cann Coaching should focus on developing the intuition of each given lifter as this is where their own elite levels of performance lie.  At the top of the hierarchical skill acquisition pyramid is “unconscious competence.”  This is where the athlete is just flowing in their environment without thinking about anything.  This is typically referred to … Continue reading High Performance Lies in right Intuition

Performance Lies in the Subconscious, but so do Your Demons

Written by: Kevin Cann I have been experiencing something in training that is different from anything that I have experienced before.  The last two months, I have been on a tear with PRs.  One week after the next just hitting PR after PR.  Some of these have been smaller 5lb PRs, but a few, like yesterday’s 37lb PR, … Continue reading Performance Lies in the Subconscious, but so do Your Demons

Defining Success: My Personal Journey

Written by: Kevin Cann “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacle which he has overcome.” -Booker T. Washington I don’t remember the picture at the top of this article.  I must have been under 5 years old in it.  I have always had … Continue reading Defining Success: My Personal Journey