Written by: Kevin Cann A coach I follow had asked this question on his Instagram, “Is it ever warranted to hold back an athlete’s rate of progress?” This is a great question, and one that I have wrestled with over the years. When I started with Sheiko, he literally told me what to put on the … Continue reading Why Slow Incremental Progress is Important: A Neurochemistry Approach
Written by: Kevin Cann There was a post written yesterday by a relatively popular coach on Instagram that demonized bands and chains. He then followed this up with a TikTok video of him making fun of what seems to be Westside max effort variations. This is sadly the age we live in. I am all for having … Continue reading Everything Works: You Just Need to Ask the Right Questions
Written by: Kevin Cann I was doing a podcast earlier today and this topic dawned on me. I was discussing training with a coach and lifter that has been around a long time. We both do things very differently, but also have a lot in common. I love having these conversations. I love talking about training, telling stories, … Continue reading The Importance of Multiple Perspectives
Written by: Kevin Cann I think powerlifting is in this fad of low RPEs and high volumes. Many lifters are doing well with programs like this, but I would imagine just as many are not. I think some of this is driven by the inexperience of lifters and coaches. There is not … Continue reading It is Not the Volume: It is Your Focus and Intent
Written by: Kevin Cann This is a question every coach should think about for a minute. It is kind of fun, and perhaps not so black and white. Science tends to reduce complex systems into its parts and make some giant assumptions that the sum of those parts equals the whole. This reductionist … Continue reading Is the Body 650 Muscles or 1 Muscle?