How Covid Changed Me as a Coach

Written by: Kevin Cann Before the pandemic of 2020 hit, I was doing most of my coaching in person.  I love the atmosphere of being in person.  The intensity of the environment, people yelling, and weights banging.  These sounds become my beating heart in a training environment.  I love sports, and even more, I love to fucking compete. As a coach your programming and coaching needs to be an extension of who you are as a person.  I am more Read More

2022 USA Powerlifting High School and Collegiate Nationals

06/28/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

USA Powerlifting Returns to Lombard Illinois for the 2022 High School and Collegiate National Championships USA Powerlifting is proud to announce it will return to Westin Lombard (Illinois) for the 2022 High School National Powerlifting Championships and the 2022 Collegiate National Powerlifting Championships. Westin Lombard, just outside of Chicago, played host to the 2019 Open National and Raw National Championships and was one of the most popular events in history. Many thousands of athletes, supporters, Read More

USA Powerlifting Awaits Confirmation From the IPF Regarding Athlete Nominations For International Events

06/24/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2021 USA Powerlifting Awaits Confirmation From the IPF Regarding Athlete Nominations For International Events USA Powerlifting is ready and prepared to begin the athlete nomination process for the 2021 NAPF Championships and the 2021 IPF World Championships. However, due to unresolved issues with the IPF, it is unclear whether or not the IPF will penalize athletes we nominate and block them from competing in international events. Ensuring our athletes have Read More

Results Driven vs Future Success

Written by: Kevin Cann This has been a topic that haunted me for most of my coaching career up to this point.  At the end of the day, I am in a results driven business.  Lifters seem to come in with an expectation that progress should happen very quickly and be unlimited.  As a coach do you just throw everything at them and get them really strong really quickly, or do you take a more patient approach? I Read More

Amber Lopez – 2021 USA Powerlifting Teen Nationals Meet Recap

06/09/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO is a meet recap for Amber Lopez at the 2021 USA Powerlifting Teen National Championships in Aurora, Colorado. Amber competed in the Teen 2 69 kg class where she broke the American record squat on her 2nd attempt and broke the American record total on her final deadlift. This was good enough to win the National Title for the class. In addition, her total was higher than the other raw 69 kg competitors Read More

Memory and Skill Acquisition

Written by: Kevin Cann When we are in the gym hitting repetitions, we are learning.  Since we are learning, our memory systems are involved in this process.  I believe we have 4 different memory systems, but today I am going to spend time discussing 2 of them. Coaches give lifters feedback on their lifts.  However, do lifters understand how to take this feedback and apply it underneath the barbell for the best results?  I feel many do not know Read More

Hiring Notice – Social Media Intern Position

06/03/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

USA Powerlifting is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to assist USA Powerlifting’s social media team. This internship is the perfect opportunity to build upon the skills you have through real-world, hands-on work experience at a national non-profit organization. Throughout the internship, you will have the opportunity to work directly with our marketing agency and social media team on creating content and expanding our social media presence. Hours: PT, approx. 10hrs week depending on projects Pay: Depending Read More