Fuck Your Goals, Focus on the Process

Written by: Kevin Cann I will admit, this title is a bit of clickbait.  I honestly did not know what to title it and have this weird OCD thing that makes me title it before I get started.  With that said, here we are. This is a conversation that I have had quite a few times in the last few days.  Not only with lifters of PPS, but other lifters as well.  We have all heard someone tell us Read More

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How To Find The Best Powerlifting Coach

08/08/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

Are you looking for a Powerlifting coach and the first thing you plan on asking them is how much they charge? Did you have a bad experience with a past coach using this method of selection? Well, price in a vacuum means nothing! There are numerous questions you should be asking when selecting a coach, and many of them are more important than their price. 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬!⁣⁣Instead, ask what services are included in Read More

The Dichotomies of Training Intensities

Written by: Kevin Cann When I first started coaching, this was the area of programming that interested me the most.  I think that it interested me the most, because the biggest question that I think every coach has is “Where do I start?” I was always confused as where to start for volumes and intensities.  We have had this general guidelines laid out in many textbooks, but they were not directed at the competitive strength athlete.  I would Read More

USAPL Deadlift Rules of Performance

08/03/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

As a competitor, it’s your duty to know what constitutes a good lift or a bad lift. Continue reading and swipe on the carousel to learn more about the deadlift!⁣⁣1. Prior to deadlifting, you must setup in the proper position. First off, make sure you have your socks on. For the deadlift, you must have 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐬. Then you simply have to have the bar in front of you facing the front of the Read More

USAPL Bench Press Rules of Performance

07/28/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

As a competitor, it’s your duty to know what constitutes a good lift or a bad lift. Continue reading and swipe on the carousel to learn more about the bench press!⁣⁣1. Prior to benching, you must setup in the proper position. This includes your head, shoulders and butt on the bench, feet flat on the ground, fingers gripping the bar and elbows locked. 𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄: Your thumbs must be wrapped around the bar. 𝐒𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐩 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 Read More

Few Thoughts About the Powerlifting Community

Written by: Kevin Cann I had a conversation with Vince Anello and Jeremy Hartman last week.  This conversation will be up on Boston’s Strongcast, probably next week.  It was a really great episode, with a lot of good information, especially on the mental pieces of training. When we were signing off, Vince said “We are all brothers and sisters in the greatest sport on earth.”  He genuinely meant this, and this really stuck out to me.  I have had Read More

USAPL Squats Rules of Performance

07/22/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

As a competitor, it’s your duty to know what constitutes a good lift or a bad lift. Continue reading and check the carousel below to learn more about the squat!⁣⁣1. Prior to squatting, you must setup in the proper position. This includes facing the front of the platform, having the bar across the back of the shoulders, fingers gripping the bar, standing upright, and having the knees locked. 𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄: 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 Read More

Heuristics with Technique

Written by: Kevin Cann I was having a conversation with a couple of people online that sparked the idea for this article.  There is this current theme in the lifting world that everyone needs to find the best technique for them as an individual.  This gives many lifters the ok to keep lifting how they are currently lifting, and in many cases, this is utilizing a technique that is very limited. When I first started powerlifting, I Read More

How A USAPL Competition Flows

07/18/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

Wondering how a USA Powerlifting (USAPL) competition flows from beginning to end? Well, continue reading and check out the images at the bottom to learn more!⁣⁣⁣⁣1. Prior to lifting, you must 1st go through the check-in process. This includes showing your current USAPL membership, a photo ID, obtaining your rack heights, getting your equipment checked, giving your opening attempts, and officially weighing in.⁣⁣⁣⁣2. If you’re competing in the squat, then you’ll warm-up prior to the Read More

Checking Your Supplements & Medications

07/16/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

Did you know tainted supplements and doctor-prescribed medications can cause a drug test failure? Well, continue reading to learn more!⁣⁣1. 𝐁𝐄𝗪𝐀𝐑𝐄: Supplements are minimally regulated in the US and some are tainted with ingredients that aren’t listed on the bottle.⁣⁣2. In addition, some medications require a 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐄𝐱𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (TUE) prior to competing.⁣⁣3. Just because your doctor prescribed it you 𝐃𝐎𝐄𝐒 𝐍𝐎𝐓 mean it’s allowed and you’re in the clear!⁣⁣4. Use 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐑𝐎 to check Read More

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