Every Program Works: Why You Should Use Pieces of All of Them

  Written by: Kevin Cann   Over my 5 years of coaching powerlifting, I have tried everything.  Extend that to the 10 years that I was coaching prior, and I have literally tried everything.  As a coach it is easy to get caught up in looking for the next best thing.   When this happens, … Continue reading Every Program Works: Why You Should Use Pieces of All of Them

Individual Differences, American Culture and Heavy Singles

Written by: Kevin Cann   American culture is very focused on the individual when we compare it to other countries.  This needs to be taken into consideration by the coach.  Our cultural beliefs are an important aspect of our physiological strength.   Communist countries have a greater group mentality.  Each individual is part of a … Continue reading Individual Differences, American Culture and Heavy Singles

Why Singles for a Constraints-Led Approach

Written by: Kevin Cann   Seems that there is some hate for singles still floating around the interwebs.  This tends to be the words of inexperience, but still, these inexperienced coaches are getting this information from somewhere.   I have seen an increase in singles being utilized in many different training strategies.  Research shows that … Continue reading Why Singles for a Constraints-Led Approach

Conjugate Doesn’t Work for Raw?

  Written by: Kevin Cann   Ever since I became involved in powerlifting about 5 years ago, this has been the theme, “Conjugate does not work for raw lifting.”  I must admit, I bought into it for a period of time, although my reasons may have been different from the internet’s.   My biggest issue … Continue reading Conjugate Doesn’t Work for Raw?

Why Conjugate is Superior to Other Programs

Written by: Kevin Cann   In the USAPL circle of powerlifting it seems that daily undulating periodization (DUP) is what the majority leans towards for their training with some linear and block periodization sprinkled in.  It seems as if speaking the term “conjugate” aloud will result in some punishment.   This is contradictory to the … Continue reading Why Conjugate is Superior to Other Programs