My First Theory: Mechanical Stress and Perception

Written by: Kevin Cann   I started this coaching thing by mimicking my coach.  I was fortunate enough to have one of the greatest coaches in this sport at the time and for 3 years.  Over time my network grew, and my learning expanded.   My network includes other powerlifting coaches as well as physical … Continue reading My First Theory: Mechanical Stress and Perception

A Case Against Specificity

Written by: Kevin Cann   When I first started coaching the sport of powerlifting, I thought specificity was everything.  We did a lot of variations, but the variations would be in the competition stance with competition bar and hand placement, competition grip on the bench, and competition style deadlift.   AI would argue that this … Continue reading A Case Against Specificity

A Constraints Led Approach to Powerlifting: Knees Caving In

Written by: Kevin Cann   I know in my last article I said I would answer some questions that I posed.  I decided to answer them in a podcast that should be out this week instead.  Instead I am going to show an example of a constraints led coaching approach in the sport of powerlifting. … Continue reading A Constraints Led Approach to Powerlifting: Knees Caving In

Understanding Plateaus from a Skills Perspective

Written by: Kevin Cann   Plateau is most likely the second dreaded word in powerlifting behind injury.  A plateau is bound to happen to every single lifter at some point.  Chances are some “Blast Through Your Plateau” articles are not going to help them.   I haven’t hit a bench PR in almost 2 years.  … Continue reading Understanding Plateaus from a Skills Perspective