How The Online Powerlifting Coaching Process Works

10/29/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over how the online Powerlifting coaching process works. I often get asked how the whole online Powerlifting coaching process works. Lifters are unsure of how to find information on a coach, sign-up, receive the programming, send training videos, receive feedback, etc. So, in this video, I got over the step-by-step process that a lifter goes through with my online Powerlifting coaches. In addition, the process is very similar with many of the Read More

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National Meets 2021, Arnold Qualifying, National Team Qualifying

10/28/2020 USA Powerlifting 0

We would like to start by thanking our volunteers, meet directors, referees, and state chairs for their tireless efforts throughout the year. Your commitment to USA Powerlifting is what makes our organization great. The USA Powerlifting Executive Committee has important updates on a few key topics it is excited to share with you. Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our members and we continue to consult subject matter experts across the Read More

Learn How To Handle Your Friends At Powerlifting Competitions

10/28/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over some beginner tips on how you can handle a friend at a Powerlifting competition. While there’s a lot of planning and strategy that goes into handling a Powerlifter at higher-level meets, this isn’t necessary for the lower-level meets. So you can help out a family member or friend at a local meet with little to no experience. So in the video, I go over the different things throughout the day that Read More

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, the impatience of lifters has sometimes driven my haste decision making.  At the end of the day this is a performance Read More

Legal Squat Grips For Powerlifting Competitions

10/27/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over what grips are allowed and now allowed in the squat for Powerlifting competitions. Specifically, I breakdown the rule for USA Powerlifting (USAPL) which is the same for the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) and IPF-affiliates. If you compete in a different Powerlifting federation, then you should check their rulebook as the requirements could be different. Every once in a while, this issue comes up on what’s a legal grip for the squat Read More

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Scheduled Maintenance: Membership System

10/26/2020 USA Powerlifting 0

The Membership Purchase and Renewal system will be down from 10/25-10/29 for scheduled maintenance. Do not attempt to purchase or renew during this time period as your membership will be invalid.   Thank you for your patience as we enhance this system.   The post Scheduled Maintenance: Membership System first appeared on USA Powerlifting. Read More

What Is A Jury And What Do They Do?

10/23/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over what a jury is in the sport of Powerlifting, who it consists of, what they do, and how a lifter or coach can go to them to protest a lift. At local-level meets, you’ll almost never see a jury but they’re available at higher-level meets like Nationals and Worlds. The jury is made up of 3 or 5 referees and they watch over the platform to make sure all the technical Read More

Clearing Up My Thoughts on Auto-Regulation

Written by: Kevin Cann I made a post last night explaining the reasons why I do not use auto-regulation to dictate day to day training loads.  I titled it “Why I am not a fan of auto-regulation.”  Perhaps this title was a bit misleading?  I am not sure. I went on to explain my thoughts and reasoning for it within the contexts of our programs. I think alot of people assume that auto-regulation is the adjustment of in Read More

Russian vs American Training Systems

Written by: Kevin Cann There are many different methods to get strong.  Most lifters and coaches are aware of a few different models.  Block periodization is probably the most popular.  This is when the coach prescribes each block to focus on one particular aspect of development while maintaining the others. An example would be a hypertrophy block followed by a strength block and finishing up with a power block. Another popular model is linear progressive overload.  The lifter takes their Read More

Sitting Back in the Squat

Written by: Kevin Cann I see this statement a lot on the interwebs, “Technique is not a one size fits all approach.  You should lift how you are comfortable and strongest.”  There are some truths to that statement, but it is taken much too far from the majority of the population spewing it. It seems to mostly come from younger and less experienced lifters and coaches who cite research that is performed on even less experienced lifters.  In Read More

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