Should You Be Hitting PRs in the Gym? How PPS Takes Heavy Singles

03/20/2018 Kevin Cann 0

Written by: Kevin Cann My Instagram feed is constantly filled with lifters hitting personal records (PR).  Most of these PRs that I see are actually hit in the gym.  Now, the goal of powerlifting as a sport is to be hitting your best lifts at the most important competitions of the year. If you are not hitting your best lifts on the platform at the most important competitions, then something is going wrong with your Read More

Operation Kina: Patient Zero

03/15/2018 Kevin Cann 0

Written by: Kevin Cann I wrote extensively about my failed RPE experiment not too long ago.  I was pretty confident that I could combine an RPE system with a Sheiko program.  The problem was that it did not work. The RPEs were too light for some days and too heavy for others.  You see, there is a nice flow with a Sheiko program.  There are some hard days that force the body to adapt, medium Read More

How We Use the Maximum Effort Method

03/06/2018 Kevin Cann 0

Written by: Kevin Cann Zatsiorsky states in The Science and Practice of Strength Training That the maximal effort method is the act of lifting a maximal load against maximal resistance.  This method, according to Zatsiorsky, is best for improving the intramuscular and intermuscular coordination to improve maximal strength. He is basically saying that lifting heavy is best to lift heavy due to the adaptations of the muscles and the central nervous system.  Any lift taken between 90% Read More