Why Coaches Need to Have Heuristics for Technique

Written by: Kevin Cann This is a topic that seems to come up quite frequently in discussions with other lifters and coaches.  I really enjoy these conversations and they happen to be some of my favorite ones to have.   Biomechanics was always one of my favorite classes in both undergrad and grad school.  It is a topic … Continue reading Why Coaches Need to Have Heuristics for Technique

My Experiment with Singles

Written by: Kevin Cann I love taking singles.  In any sport I have ever participated in, I would much rather scrimmage than drill various aspects of the sport.  Singles to me are like getting to scrimmage in practice. I always felt that all of the sparring rounds that I did in mma made me a better fighter … Continue reading My Experiment with Singles

Degrees of Freedom

Written by: Kevin Cann Understanding motor control is important for any coach.  I believe that all coaches will emphasize the importance of technique.  In order to help guide a lifter to better technique in the lifts, the coach must understand how the human body solves movement problems.  In order to do this, we must look into the Degrees … Continue reading Degrees of Freedom

How to Manage Max Effort Work with Fatigue and Technique Work

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

Charlie Francis: The High/Low Method

  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