Scientific Principles of Strength Training

01/30/2018 Kevin Cann 0

Written by: Kevin Cann No matter what program you follow, it has to abide by the scientific principles in order for it to be effective.  The more principles that the program abides by and follows, the more optimal that it will be.  I am going to give a quick rundown of these principles.  Most of which are well explained in Dr. Mike Israetel, Dr. James Hoffman, and Chad Wesley Smith’s book “Scientific Principles of Strength Read More

Dissecting the Deload

01/25/2018 Kevin Cann 0

Written by: Kevin Cann This is a question that I receive a lot from my lifters.  “Hey Kev, when do we get a deload?”  In most cases it is more of a joke than anything else.  However, I feel the need to explain the concepts of the deload in a Sheiko based program. Often times we see deloads put into a program every 3 to 8 weeks or so.  The time frame here can vary.  Read More

Why the Safety Squat Bar is Suboptimal for Raw Lifters

01/23/2018 Kevin Cann 0

The safety squat bar (SSB) is a barbell that has a camber at the end and a harness that sits on the shoulders in the middle. This is a very valuable bar to have in any gym, I am not arguing that. The harness makes it easier on the shoulders and elbows to load up a squat. This can come in handy with a field sport population, especially throwing athletes. However, I find it to Read More