The Dogma of Single Joint Accessories

Written by: Kevin Cann I just finished up reading “The Forgotten Secrets of Westside Culver City.”  This was a really fun read.  It was mainly a collection of magazine articles that told the story of some of the pioneers of the sport.  These pioneers were actually a major influence on Louie Simmons, who named his gym after this … Continue reading The Dogma of Single Joint Accessories

A Thought Process vs a Program

  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

Managing Fatigue in Powerlifting

  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

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