Creating Stable Adaptations

Written by: Kevin Cann It gets easy to get caught up in the idea that pushing harder is always the right thing to do.  Even at times knowing better I will push things harder than I should.  Problem is, I am not 24 years old anymore. Our program uses submaximal reps to help stabilize adaptations.  I have found that these reps do not need to be very hard in order to accomplish that job.  Higher intensity lifting builds the Read More

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

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

How to Program Skill Learning

Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting is a skilled sport.  To be able to squat, bench press, and deadlift with maximal weights is a developed skill.  I think there is a major misconception on how we go about developing these skills. Malcom Gladwell made the “10,000 hour” rule a known concept.  Many coaches and athletes take this and think that they just need to put in the repetitions and eventually they will display high level performance. Of course, time Read More

Powerlifting Question And Answer 5/25/21

05/25/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I answer questions that have been asked of me lately and that I’ve seen asked on public forums. The questions include, 1 – Why do some lifters wear wrist wraps on deadlift?2 – How wide should your stance be for sumo deadlifts?3 – How many reps should you do for warm-ups in a meet?4 – How do you go about increasing your training frequency?5 – What are the best free powerlifting programs Read More

Would Powerlifters Be At The Same Level Without Their Coach?

05/20/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over whether a coach makes a difference or not. This is a topic that comes up often. And it’s typically asked because people want to know how valuable a coach is and whether a lifter would be at the same point they’re currently at because they’re genetically gifted. In the video, I break down the topic into a number of different points. I include things like when a lifter first Read More

How Meditation Makes You a Better Athlete

Written by: Kevin Cann I tell Precision Powerlifting Systems that they should be meditating a minimum of 10 minutes every single day.  I will admit that some do it and some do not do it.  That does not discourage me from telling them consistently how important that meditation is to their success as athletes as well as people. Meditation has many health benefits like increased mood, decreased blood pressure, decreased heart rate, and many others.  I want to Read More

Allowable Equipment For Powerlifting Meets | Powerlifting Mistakes

05/18/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over another topic as part of my Powerlifting Mistakes series. In this series, I go over mistakes I made in the sport when I first got started, and common mistakes I now see at meets from beginner lifters. For this video, it’s all about equipment. Lots of lifters don’t read the rules as far as the minimum equipment required to compete. In addition, lots of lifters don’t know what additional Read More

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