Attractors, Distractors, and Cognitive Penetrability

Written by Kevin Cann   When I have explained a Dynamic Systems Theory (DST), I have mentioned the term attractors.  An attractor in a dynamic system is actually a mathematical model where the system always seems to end up at this numerical point regardless of the initial conditions.   When we look at skill acquisition … Continue reading Attractors, Distractors, and Cognitive Penetrability

Coaching a Dynamic Systems Approach: This is a Guide not a Solution

  Written by: Kevin Cann   I am fortunate enough to coach quite a few other coaches.  We always have some good conversations and I enjoy watching their improvements as a coach just as much as watching their totals grow.   This last week I felt as if I had the same conversation a handful … Continue reading Coaching a Dynamic Systems Approach: This is a Guide not a Solution

Dynamic Systems Theory: In with the New and Out with the Old

Written by: Kevin Cann   PPS just had 17 lifters compete this past weekend.  5 weeks out from this meet I made the decision to go with my gut and completely change how we were doing things.  Some of these changes were made by me in person on the fly as I directed the team … Continue reading Dynamic Systems Theory: In with the New and Out with the Old

Flexible Programming

  Written by: Kevin Cann   I have made a drastic change to the way I write my programs.  Ever since I started coaching this sport, I have tracked a lot of data. I tracked tonnage, number of lifts, average intensity, percent of lifts performed as competition, and ACWR (acute chronic work ratio).   Over the … Continue reading Flexible Programming