Don’t Neglect What You Don’t Like Doing

01/28/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO is part of a series where I go over Powerlifting mistakes I made and mistakes I see in beginner Powerlifters. In the first video in the series, I went over why you should fix your technique as early as you can. Now, for the second video in the series, I’m going over why you shouldn’t neglect the things you don’t like doing or the things you aren’t good at. Many of us naturally Read More

Programming/Constructing Practice in Powerlifting

Written by: Kevin Cann In any sport, when the coach drafts up a plan for practice, that plan usually includes drills to work on specific skills as well as specific strategies to execute during games.  Powerlifting containing lifts that are typically used to enhance strength in athletes tends to have a different viewpoint in constructing a practice. Training is practice in powerlifting.  This is just like any other sport.  The lifter needs to work on developing certain skills Read More

Fix Your Powerlifting Technique Early On

01/26/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO is part of a series where I go over Powerlifting mistakes I made and mistakes I see in beginner Powerlifters. For the first video in the series, I go over why you should fix your technique as early as you can. The longer you wait to go back and fix your technique, the worse off you’re. You’ll be less likely to commit to taking a step back and fixing your technique. In addition, Read More

Breaking Down The Four New USA Powerlifting Divisions

01/21/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO goes over the four new divisions announced by USA Powerlifting. In the video, I go over each new division, where to find more information, whether you can set State or American records, whether there will be national or international competitions, key points to note, and what the future may hold. You can find the USA Powerlifting news post announcing these four new divisions and the links to more details for each at the Read More

Naïve vs Purposeful Practice and Priorities

Written by: Kevin Cann I had one of those “aha moments” yesterday while I was training.  I have been reading quite a bit on deliberate practice, attempting to find a means to squeeze every bit of potential out of each lifter I coach.  This planted the seed for this thinking. I had decided to perform some comp singles this week just to see where I was at.  I hit a 515lb squat, which is 8lbs more than my Read More

How To Set SMART Powerlifting Goals

01/15/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO goes over how you should be setting goals for yourself in the sport of Powerlifting. In the video, I go over what is S.M.A.R.T. goals. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based. You want your goals to be Specific. You don’t want your goal to simple by, “I want to get healthy” or “I want to get stronger”. You want to be as specific as possible with your goal so you Read More

Expenses For A Local USA Powerlifting Competition

01/14/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I breakdown our top expenses for our 2021 USAPL Boynton Barbell Center Championship that we recently ran. This gives lifters an insight into where their money goes when they compete. In addition, if you’re interested in becoming a meet director, then this can give you an idea of the costs involved. The meet was a 2-day event with 66 lifters initially entered. Of those 66 lifters, 3 got a refund, 1 got Read More

Noise and Variability of Movement

Written by: Kevin Cann The acquisition of high level skill has always been something that has interested me.  This is probably why hearing Sheiko speak made me want him to coach me and why I lean towards using a Dynamic Systems Theory approach to training and developing the skill of strength. Daniel Wolpert believes that the brain only exists to allow us to move.  He uses the example that all living organisms without a brain do not Read More

Latest Powerlifting News (1/7/21)

01/08/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the latest news for IPF World Championships, NAPF Regional Championships, and USAPL National Championships, Regional Championships, and local meets. For Worlds, you can see the dates and locations on the IPF website linked below. For North Americans, the dates aren’t set and may actually be August 16-22nd. For Nationals, the locations and dates have been announced for Military, Collegiate, and High School Nationals. For the others, we’ll hopefully have more information Read More

Understanding Dynamic Correspondence

Written by: Kevin Cann A popular lifter/coach made an arbitrary list of exercises and gave each exercise a rating.  I understand what he was trying to do, and it is really not a bad idea.  Every coach has their own lists of exercises that they prefer.  I could not disagree more with the ratings of a lot of the exercises, but that is not what this article is about. Dynamic Correspondence (DC) was defined by Yuri Verkoshansky in Read More

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