When We Fly to Washington Leave Your Doubt at Home

Written by: Kevin Cann   We always talk about what programs are best, what adjustments we make to training volumes to increase our totals, and technique.  One piece that we tend to forget about, but is equally important, is the mental aspects of this sport.   You know the greats in sports are great?  They … Continue reading When We Fly to Washington Leave Your Doubt at Home

The Fallacy of Supercompensation and Understanding Peaking Strategies

Written by: Kevin Cann   As Raw Nationals 2018 approaches, I think this topic is extremely relevant.  My IG feed is filled with coaches explaining the concept of supercompensation as they are peaking themselves or athletes for a meet.   The basic definition of supercompensation comes from Hans Selye’s stress model and is used to … Continue reading The Fallacy of Supercompensation and Understanding Peaking Strategies

I F’d Up

Written by: Kevin Cann   The internet is filled with a bunch of “coaches” always trying to show everyone how much they know. This article is going to be the exact opposite.  You see, this is my 3rdyear coaching powerlifting.   Even then, the first year I had 1 lifter, and the second year I ended … Continue reading I F’d Up

A New Variation

Written by: Kevin Cann   In the past I would analyze someone’s lifts, identify where they are breaking down, and utilize the proper variation to fix that technical issue.  These variations would be in the lifter’s comp stance, comp bar placement, comp grip, and comp deadlift.   The goal was to fix a poor skill.  … Continue reading A New Variation

My Self Analysis and Some Changes to Programming

Written by: Kevin Cann   Every year I like to look back and reflect on how well I did as a coach.  I try to look at everything and see what things I am doing well and what things I need to improve upon.  I usually do this after Nationals, but since I have grown … Continue reading My Self Analysis and Some Changes to Programming