What is a Constraints-Led Approach: Constraints-Led Conjugate

Written by: Kevin Cann The constraints-led approach (CLA) is a teaching/coaching methodology that utilizes task, environmental, and performer constraints to elicit self-organization in skill development.  This is viewed more as a “hands-off” approach to coaching where the coach creates an environment that offers learning for the performer instead of using a lot of verbal feedback. Typically, … Continue reading What is a Constraints-Led Approach: Constraints-Led Conjugate

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