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

What is a Constraints-Led Approach: Constraints-Led Conjugate

Written by: Kevin Cann The constraints-led approach (CLA) is a teaching/coaching methodology that utilizes task, environmental, and performer constraints to elicit self-organization in skill development.  This is viewed more as a “hands-off” approach to coaching where the coach creates an environment that offers learning for the performer instead of using a lot of verbal feedback. Typically, … Continue reading What is a Constraints-Led Approach: Constraints-Led Conjugate

Coaches Coach, Players Play

Written by: Kevin Cann I love sports, always have.  Being from Boston I am a huge New England Patriots fan and I have had the pleasure of getting to watch a 20-year dynasty up close and personal.  I read a book by Michael Lombardi titled “Gridiron Genius.”  This was a book that covered his experiences and knowledge from … Continue reading Coaches Coach, Players Play

My Rare Injury and Distribution of Forces and Learning from Experience

Written by: Kevin Cann Last week when I was benching, I felt a snap on the eccentric portion right on the inside of my elbow.  10 years earlier I had torn my bicep on that same side, and I knew I had just done the same thing, except to my triceps this time. This is a … Continue reading My Rare Injury and Distribution of Forces and Learning from Experience

When to Use the Submax Effort Method in a Conjugate Program

Written by: Kevin Cann A conjugate program is a thinking man’s game.  I think this fact deters many coaches and lifters from doing I, and in many cases is why certain people do not see success from running this type of program.  It doesn’t take too much knowledge or thought to write a top set followed by … Continue reading When to Use the Submax Effort Method in a Conjugate Program