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  • How and When to Progress Training
    by precisionpowerlifting on 09/22/2021 at 4:11 pm

    Written by: Kevin Cann We all know that progressive overload is necessary to force adaptations.  However, this does not mean that every week we need to add something to training in order to drive progress.  I think in many cases that is nothing more than the coach becoming nervous about the lifter developing and rushing things a bit. Arkady Vorobyov was a 3-time Olympic medalist and sport scientist from Russia.  He found that mixing training with high, medium, Read More

  • Knowledge vs Wisdom
    by precisionpowerlifting on 09/15/2021 at 4:04 pm

    Written by: Kevin Cann I am going to begin this article by telling a story that is titled “A Cup of Tea.”  An important man traveled far to seek out the guidance of a Zen master.  This Zen master was said to be the best of all of the Zen masters.  People would seek him out from far and wide for guidance. This important man meets with the Zen master and tells him that he is there for Read More

  • You Can’t Do It All
    by precisionpowerlifting on 09/08/2021 at 4:45 pm

    Written by: Kevin Cann My daughter is a big fan of the Marvel movies.  We were watching the original Spiderman movies recently and in one of these moves, Spiderman is so stressed with work, school, and his duties as a superhero that he loses his powers. This made me think quite a bit about powerlifting.  The first couple of years can lead to you feeling invincible as your numbers just continue to climb.  These beginner gains can really Read More

  • IPF DOPING HEARING PANEL IMPOSES CONSEQUENCES ON USA POWERLIFTING (USAPL) FOR BREACHING THE IPF ANTI-DOPING RULES
    by Mass-Lift on 09/01/2021 at 7:20 pm

    09/01/2021 On 25 August 2021, the IPF Doping Hearing Panel decided to impose a number of consequences on the USAPL as a sanction for breaching the IPF Anti-Doping Rules (ADR). The decision can be accessed via the following link https://www.powerlifting.sport/fileadmin/ipf/data/news/2021/files/210825-Decision-IPF-v-USAPL.pdf. From 1 January 2021, the World Anti-Doping Code has stipulated that International Federations must require their National Federations to conduct testing only under the documented authority of the International Federation. As a Signatory of the World Read More

  • Long Term Planning in Powerlifting
    by precisionpowerlifting on 09/01/2021 at 4:11 pm

    Written by: Kevin Cann This is a topic that I have gone back and forth a lot about over the years.  I started out with believing it was important, then it wasn’t, and now all of these years later we are back to understanding its importance. There is a difference between intellectual knowledge and experiential knowledge.  Intellectual knowledge comes from reading books.  All through undergrad and graduate school I learned about the importance of long term planning in Read More

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