Task Constraints in Powerlifting: Where Variation Meets Specificity

Written by: Kevin Cann   In the 1960s, a Russian scientist named Bernstein warned against splitting up the neurophysiology and biomechanical aspects of movement.  He explained that each does not exist without the other.   Fast forward to modern day and almost all of our research is either or.  The majority of the research that … Continue reading Task Constraints in Powerlifting: Where Variation Meets Specificity

Where I May Disagree with Sheiko on Technique

Written by: Kevin Cann   I have written quite a bit about the importance of technique recently and in the past.  My knowledge of skill acquisition has grown over the last few years and as I learn more, I realize I may have been incorrect in my understandings and how I was implementing it.   … Continue reading Where I May Disagree with Sheiko on Technique

Self-Organizing Technique Doesn’t Mean Lifting Technique Doesn’t Matter

Written by: Kevin Cann   A little over 3 years ago I started powerlifting.  I was fortunate enough to have one of the greatest coaches of all-time as my coach. From day 1 with Boris Sheiko technique was drilled into me as being the most important aspect of training.   I did not understand what this … Continue reading Self-Organizing Technique Doesn’t Mean Lifting Technique Doesn’t Matter

Dynamic Systems Theory and Powerlifting: Why I Use Variations

Written by: Kevin Cann   I am writing this article to get some thoughts down on paper.  I am the type of person that wants to know why things work.  I enjoy having conversations with coaches that do things very differently than myself.  This is how we progress and grow.   When I first started … Continue reading Dynamic Systems Theory and Powerlifting: Why I Use Variations