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

My Love Hate Relationship with Periodization

Written by: Kevin Cann I have always been skeptical.  My whole life.  I wish smartphones and Google existed when I was kid so that I could have called bullshit on a few of my teachers at the time.  This attitude has led me to be wrong probably more often than I have been right.  However, it has taught me to think for myself and to really learn. Periodization was one of these concepts that were driven down my throat Read More

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New Women’s Weight Classes Coming 01/01/2021

10/06/2020 USA Powerlifting 0

The anticipated Women’s 8th weight class has finally been announced by the IPF.  Beginning January 1, 2021, the 72kg will be eliminated and will now include a 69kg and 76kg weight class. Lifters who achieve the 63kg QT can lift in the 63kg class go up to 69kg Lifters who achieve the 72kg QT can go down to 69kg or up to 76kg Lifters who achieve the 84kg QT can lift in the 84kg class Read More

2021 USAPL Boynton Barbell Center Championship – Registration Open!

10/06/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

Registration is now open for the 2021 USA Powerlifting Boynton Barbell Center Championship (FL-2021-03)! Please read all the information below about the Championship if you’re interested in competing. If you have any questions, then you can email me at arian11@gmail.com Registration Links –Day 1 RegistrationDay 2 Registration Date – January 9-10th, 2021 Location – Boynton Barbell Center, 2950 NW Commerce Park Drive Unit 8, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 Tentative Schedule –Day 1 – Saturday, January 9th, 2021:Session Read More

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