Written by: Kevin Cann I was having a conversation with a couple of people online that sparked the idea for this article. There is this current theme in the lifting world that everyone needs to find the best technique for them as an individual. This gives many lifters the ok to keep lifting how they are currently … Continue reading Heuristics with Technique
Written by: Kevin Cann A lot of people will shit on max effort work in the powerlifting world. They will say that it is too hard to recover from, dangerous in terms of injuries, and that technique will suffer. These situations, although I disagree, I do find that there is some merit to them. … Continue reading How to Manage Max Effort Work with Fatigue and Technique Work
Written by: Kevin Cann I have been coaching for over 15 years now. I did not get into powerlifting until about 5 years ago. The majority of my coaching career was coaching high school and college aged athletes. Early on in my career I was introduced to Charlie Francis’ stuff. His coaching … Continue reading Charlie Francis: The High/Low Method
Written by: Kevin Cann This is a question every coach should think about for a minute. It is kind of fun, and perhaps not so black and white. Science tends to reduce complex systems into its parts and make some giant assumptions that the sum of those parts equals the whole. This reductionist … Continue reading Is the Body 650 Muscles or 1 Muscle?
Written by: Kevin Cann Seems that there is some hate for singles still floating around the interwebs. This tends to be the words of inexperience, but still, these inexperienced coaches are getting this information from somewhere. I have seen an increase in singles being utilized in many different training strategies. Research shows that … Continue reading Why Singles for a Constraints-Led Approach