IPF DOPING HEARING PANEL IMPOSES CONSEQUENCES ON USA POWERLIFTING (USAPL) FOR BREACHING THE IPF ANTI-DOPING RULES

09/01/2021 Mass-Lift 0

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

USAPL suspended by the IPF!!

The USAPL has been suspended by the IPF. We discuss how we got this far, what this means for the future, and what the 2021 IPF Worlds will look like without the USAPL. Also discussed is the new USAPL pro series.  6 Pack Lapadat, Arian “Messy” Khamesi, Wild Bill McCarthy & Rory Lynch host. 

How History Was Used to Improve Our Programs

Written by: Kevin Cann Anders Ericcson was the researcher who came up with the idea of deliberate practice for skill development.  In his book he gave a quote tat stated, “Greatness is achieved by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  This was in relation to him saying that developing high level skill begins with seeing what the other high performers are doing. In the current climate of powerlifting, coaches and athletes seem to have missed this step.  There Read More

USA Powerlifting Request for Photography Proposals

10/08/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

USA Powerlifting is now accepting proposals for photography coverage for the 2022 powerlifting year, including: Arnold Sports Festival (Columbus, OH – March 4-6) High School, Teens, Collegiate, Juniors (Lombard, IL – March 23-30) Youth,  Bench and Masters/Open Equipped and Raw (Las Vegas, NV – June 6-12). Interested parties should download the attached PDF and submit their proposal by the deadline. Proposal Deadline: November 5, 2021, 5 pm EST Any direct inquiries or questions can be Read More

Training Frequency

Written by: Kevin Cann I have seen a lot of posts recently discussing training frequency.  I posted a video on the Precision Powerlifting YouTube page discussing what makes a quality coach.  I discussed the importance of formal education in this field and experience as an athlete. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but as I witness more and more of what occurs on the internet with “coaches” the more I believe the exceptions are few Read More

How and When to Progress Training

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

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

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

Long Term Planning in Powerlifting

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

PRESS RELEASE: USA Powerlifting Immediately Suspended From IPF For Drug Testing

08/27/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2021 USA Powerlifting Immediately Suspended From IPF For Drug Testing (Anchorage, AK) USA Powerlifting received the judgment from the IPF Doping Hearing Panel. Despite our plea to allow nominated athletes to compete, much like the IOC and IPF did for Russia (ROC), The IPF has denied athletes the right to compete. We are essentially being suspended for too much drug testing and not for doping violations. A 12-month suspension for Read More

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