Deconstructing the Volume Paradigm

Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting is filled with high frequency and high volume programs these days.  I think this stems to Dietmar Wolf and Boris Sheiko gaining popularity in America around the same time that raw powerlifting was starting to really blow up.  Mike Zourdos’ dissertation on daily undulated periodization also occurred around this time as well.  Making … Continue reading Deconstructing the Volume Paradigm

Determining Volumes and Intensities

Written by: Kevin Cann This is often the most difficult question for a coach to answer.  I have literally tried everything from high frequency, to higher frequency, to all singles, in search of the perfect volumes and intensities of training.  I am sure many reading this have experienced the exact same thing. I think as a coach, … Continue reading Determining Volumes and Intensities

Few Words on Volume

Written by: Kevin Cann   I was reading a thread that was about me on the internet yesterday and this topic was mentioned. Surprisingly, the thread was overwhelmingly positive in regard to the information about the way in which PPS does things.  This was a nice change of pace from the usual negativity.   One of … Continue reading Few Words on Volume

Why More Volume is not the Answer

Written by: Kevin Cann   I know many programs are heavy volume based.  This is not to say that they do not work.  They definitely can.  I was on one for 3 years working with Boris Sheiko.  My number of lifts stayed very close to the same over that time period, but my maxes were … Continue reading Why More Volume is not the Answer

It Is Not All About Volume

Written By: Kevin Cann   There are so many things that go into getting stronger and writing a good program.  However, I feel all too often there is a major focus on only one of them, volume.   Now, we can’t deny the importance of volume to getting stronger.  There needs to be an adequate … Continue reading It Is Not All About Volume