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

The Importance of Skill Acquisition in Powerlifting

Written by Kevin Cann   USAPL Northeast Regionals just wrapped up this past weekend.  We had 18 lifters compete.  This meet was run very well with some very strict judging.  I loved this.  This was a great opportunity for some of the newer lifters to get a taste of what it is like to be … Continue reading The Importance of Skill Acquisition in Powerlifting

Why Coaches Need a Theoretical Framework

  Written by: Kevin Cann   I had posted a research article on Instagram yesterday that seemed to ruffle a lot of feathers.  This actually came as a surprise to me.  When I was writing it, I didn’t think many people would even notice.   I typically do not get a lot of comments on … Continue reading Why Coaches Need a Theoretical Framework