Memory and Skill Acquisition

Written by: Kevin Cann When we are in the gym hitting repetitions, we are learning.  Since we are learning, our memory systems are involved in this process.  I believe we have 4 different memory systems, but today I am going to spend time discussing 2 of them. Coaches give lifters feedback on their lifts.  However, do lifters understand … Continue reading Memory and Skill Acquisition

How to Program Skill Learning

Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting is a skilled sport.  To be able to squat, bench press, and deadlift with maximal weights is a developed skill.  I think there is a major misconception on how we go about developing these skills. Malcom Gladwell made the “10,000 hour” rule a known concept.  Many coaches and athletes take this and think … Continue reading How to Program Skill Learning

How Meditation Makes You a Better Athlete

Written by: Kevin Cann I tell Precision Powerlifting Systems that they should be meditating a minimum of 10 minutes every single day.  I will admit that some do it and some do not do it.  That does not discourage me from telling them consistently how important that meditation is to their success as athletes as well as … Continue reading How Meditation Makes You a Better Athlete

Why Most of You are Doing Mindless Reps

Written by: Kevin Cann I think that most coaches will agree that repetitions in training should be focused and that mindless repetitions are not too beneficial beyond a certain point.  There is only so far that “checking a box” will get you. However, I do not believe that most understand what focused reps are.  When I ask … Continue reading Why Most of You are Doing Mindless Reps

Self-Reflection is the Key to Self-Awareness. Self-Awareness is the Key to High Performance

Written by: Kevin Cann One of the things that I have been focusing a lot on with the group is reflecting.  These reflections have really helped me understand who I am.  This is important for us finding a purpose (intent) to our coaching and training.  This purpose needs to mean something to the individual.  This will help them face … Continue reading Self-Reflection is the Key to Self-Awareness. Self-Awareness is the Key to High Performance