Sports as an Arena to Discover Yourself

Written by: Kevin Cann I had a situation a couple of weeks ago that shattered who I thought I was as a person.  I have always held my ability to overcome adversity at my core.  It has been my greatest asset.  I had received a text message that brought to my attention that I have years of my … Continue reading Sports as an Arena to Discover Yourself

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

Coaches Coach, Players Play

Written by: Kevin Cann I love sports, always have.  Being from Boston I am a huge New England Patriots fan and I have had the pleasure of getting to watch a 20-year dynasty up close and personal.  I read a book by Michael Lombardi titled “Gridiron Genius.”  This was a book that covered his experiences and knowledge from … Continue reading Coaches Coach, Players Play

My Rare Injury and Distribution of Forces and Learning from Experience

Written by: Kevin Cann Last week when I was benching, I felt a snap on the eccentric portion right on the inside of my elbow.  10 years earlier I had torn my bicep on that same side, and I knew I had just done the same thing, except to my triceps this time. This is a … Continue reading My Rare Injury and Distribution of Forces and Learning from Experience

When to Use the Submax Effort Method in a Conjugate Program

Written by: Kevin Cann A conjugate program is a thinking man’s game.  I think this fact deters many coaches and lifters from doing I, and in many cases is why certain people do not see success from running this type of program.  It doesn’t take too much knowledge or thought to write a top set followed by … Continue reading When to Use the Submax Effort Method in a Conjugate Program