Written by: Kevin Cann I have been coaching athletes for a long time, but powerlifters for only 2 and a half years. As I learn more and gain more experience, the more adjustments I make to our programs to make sure that we are putting our best foot forward. One thing that I have … Continue reading My Thoughts on Heavy Singles and Athlete Preparedness
Written by: Kevin Cann Zatsiorsky states in The Science and Practice of Strength Training That the maximal effort method is the act of lifting a maximal load against maximal resistance. This method, according to Zatsiorsky, is best for improving the intramuscular and intermuscular coordination to improve maximal strength. He is basically saying that … Continue reading How We Use the Maximum Effort Method
Written by: Kevin Cann That title is part click bait and part truth. For those of you that know me, know that I feel that Westside style training is very inadequate for the raw powerlifter. Multiply and raw are vastly different sports. Best way I have heard it explained is through this analogy. … Continue reading One Thing We Are Doing More Like Westside
Written by: Kevin Cann Dave Tate of EliteFTS posted this question on Instagram the other day: “Most coaches I speak to that only endorse the “sports specific” angle for powerlifting (only do the specific competition lifts) would have a more expanded view of the training process if they took the time to learn … Continue reading Understanding Variation: How Specific Should You Be?
Written by: Kevin Cann Progressing a program is something that is a necessary part of getting stronger. However, I feel many athletes and coaches may not know how to do it appropriately. There are a number of ways in which you can progress a program. The most usual are adding weight to the … Continue reading Understanding Progression