Written by: Kevin Cann When I first started coaching, this was the area of programming that interested me the most. I think that it interested me the most, because the biggest question that I think every coach has is “Where do I start?” I was always confused as where to start for volumes and intensities. We have … Continue reading The Dichotomies of Training Intensities
Written by: Kevin Cann I say this a lot, that my training style is a thought process. We do not just follow a recipe when we are training. Earlier on in my coaching career we followed a recipe. I had a structure of the way that the programs went, and we stayed bound to … Continue reading Training as a Thought Process
Written by: Kevin Cann John Flagg actually said this to me a couple of weeks ago. He said that certain coaches give you a thought process. Some of these coaches would include Louie Simmons, Boris Sheiko, and Mike T. I thought this was a very good point and really thought about it for … Continue reading A Thought Process vs a Program
Written by: Kevin Cann As a coach one of our biggest jobs is managing fatigue with lifters. Fatigue seems to have this very negative perception with lifters and coaches. Fatigue is not necessarily a bad thing. We actually probably need it to get stronger. Powerlifting is a very unique sport in … Continue reading Managing Fatigue in Powerlifting
Written by: Kevin Cann This is a question every coach should think about for a minute. It is kind of fun, and perhaps not so black and white. Science tends to reduce complex systems into its parts and make some giant assumptions that the sum of those parts equals the whole. This reductionist … Continue reading Is the Body 650 Muscles or 1 Muscle?