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Body Only Knows Forces Not Weight

Written by: Kevin Cann This trend of hyper-specificity is a bit concerning because it is moving the sport backwards in our general knowledge of how strength is developed.  I do feel a lack of education is a major problem.  In places like Russia, their coaches are also sports scientists.  Here it is just someone with an Instagram account … Continue reading Body Only Knows Forces Not Weight

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