Coach People, Not Lifts

Written by: Kevin Cann This was an important realization for me, to coach the person and not the lifts.  At some point everyone will hit a period of stagnation.  This is inevitable.  The key to overcoming these periods of stagnation is in understanding the person.  Of course, identifying weaknesses and all that is important, but in my experiences, it … Continue reading Coach People, Not Lifts

How History Was Used to Improve Our Programs

Written by: Kevin Cann Anders Ericcson was the researcher who came up with the idea of deliberate practice for skill development.  In his book he gave a quote tat stated, “Greatness is achieved by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  This was in relation to him saying that developing high level skill begins with seeing what the … Continue reading How History Was Used to Improve Our Programs

Training Frequency

Written by: Kevin Cann I have seen a lot of posts recently discussing training frequency.  I posted a video on the Precision Powerlifting YouTube page discussing what makes a quality coach.  I discussed the importance of formal education in this field and experience as an athlete. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but as I … Continue reading Training Frequency

How and When to Progress Training

Written by: Kevin Cann We all know that progressive overload is necessary to force adaptations.  However, this does not mean that every week we need to add something to training in order to drive progress.  I think in many cases that is nothing more than the coach becoming nervous about the lifter developing and rushing things a … Continue reading How and When to Progress Training

Knowledge vs Wisdom

Written by: Kevin Cann I am going to begin this article by telling a story that is titled “A Cup of Tea.”  An important man traveled far to seek out the guidance of a Zen master.  This Zen master was said to be the best of all of the Zen masters.  People would seek him out from far … Continue reading Knowledge vs Wisdom