Speed Work is About Speed

Written by: Kevin Cann I am writing this to go along with my Instagram post, but just where I can use more words.  This is a conversation that I have continuously with the team, and I feel it is extremely important to understand. People get stuck on the narrative that we need to use the lifts to build the lifts.  That we need to keep increasing the weight of the lifts to improve performance as increasing volume Read More

Body Only Knows Forces Not Weight

Written by: Kevin Cann This trend of hyper-specificity is a bit concerning because it is moving the sport backwards in our general knowledge of how strength is developed.  I do feel a lack of education is a major problem.  In places like Russia, their coaches are also sports scientists.  Here it is just someone with an Instagram account that wants to do it.  They tend to be good at Instagram, or maybe they are a personal trainer with a Read More

GPP and Long-Term Success

Written by: Kevin Cann The ideal model for the development of athletic skill is usually displayed as a pyramid with GPP (general physical preparedness) being the larger portion making up the base, SPP (Special physical preparedness) being right above, and then our competition specific training making the peak. This model was created by the Soviets in the 1960s.  They even created a school system based off this model that led to domination in the Olympic games.  Children Read More