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

Executive Attention Network, Focus, and Triggers

Written by: Kevin Cann I have posted YouTube videos of the emotions of fear and frustration.  Experts are still trying to figure out what emotions actually are and there is quite a bit of disagreement here.  Emotions, for the purpose of our discussion, are nothing more than a certain release of neurochemistry.  How we act when this neurochemistry … Continue reading Executive Attention Network, Focus, and Triggers

Initial Conditions, Movement Variability, and Skill Acquisition

Written by: Kevin Cann The human is a complex system.  I think this idea most accept, but most have a hard time understanding what this means.  In order to make sense of things we like to reduce the complexity down to a sum of its parts, and perhaps disregard some more complex nuances. How coaches view developing … Continue reading Initial Conditions, Movement Variability, and Skill Acquisition

“Evidence Based” is the New “Functional Fitness”: IDGAF About Your Science

Written by: Kevin Cann   I will admit that that title is quite a bit of clickbait.  I just did not know what to title it and wanted to get started.  To be honest, I read a lot of the research.  However, I am selective on what I read.   I really do not give … Continue reading “Evidence Based” is the New “Functional Fitness”: IDGAF About Your Science

F#*$ Your Accessory Work

Written by: Kevin Cann   In a conversation with John Flagg (might have been on the Clinical Athlete podcast) he had pointed out that my training style is very similar to the training style of many weightlifters.  To be honest I have never thought about that before.   Weightlifting is the yacht club of the … Continue reading F#*$ Your Accessory Work