Written by: Kevin Cann As a coach one of our biggest jobs is managing fatigue with lifters. Fatigue seems to have this very negative perception with lifters and coaches. Fatigue is not necessarily a bad thing. We actually probably need it to get stronger. Powerlifting is a very unique sport in … Continue reading Managing Fatigue in Powerlifting
Written by: Kevin Cann I got this idea for an article in a conversation with a lifter that trains out of Westside. I think people confuse what we do with Westside because we use variation and take heavy singles. Beyond that, there are not a ton of similarities. With that said, I … Continue reading How We Differ from Westside: In Fact We are Quite Different
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
Written by: Kevin Cann Ever since I became involved in powerlifting about 5 years ago, this has been the theme, “Conjugate does not work for raw lifting.” I must admit, I bought into it for a period of time, although my reasons may have been different from the internet’s. My biggest issue … Continue reading Conjugate Doesn’t Work for Raw?
Written by: Kevin Cann In the USAPL circle of powerlifting it seems that daily undulating periodization (DUP) is what the majority leans towards for their training with some linear and block periodization sprinkled in. It seems as if speaking the term “conjugate” aloud will result in some punishment. This is contradictory to the … Continue reading Why Conjugate is Superior to Other Programs