How the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) is Structured

08/30/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over how the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) is structured. There are a number of national Powerlifting federations out there and some of them are also part of regional federations and international federations. In this video, I go over how the IPF is structured as newer lifters are typically confused on the matter. For example, if you live in the US, then your regional federation would be the North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) Read More

My Experiment with Singles

Written by: Kevin Cann I love taking singles.  In any sport I have ever participated in, I would much rather scrimmage than drill various aspects of the sport.  Singles to me are like getting to scrimmage in practice. I always felt that all of the sparring rounds that I did in mma made me a better fighter than anything else. I honestly believe that if we could do more singles in training, we could yield better results.  I Read More

USAPL In Competition Drug Testing Procedures

08/24/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the in-competition drug testing procedures for USA Powerlifting (USAPL). There are slight differences in the drug testing process for in competition and out of competition. In addition, there are differences with the process at local, national, and international levels. So I focused this video on local level in-competition testing. In the video, I go over, ⚛How many athletes get tested ⚛Why are certain athletes tested ⚛When are the athletes selected ⚛How Read More

How To Do Romanian Deadlifts vs Stiff Leg Deadlifts

08/20/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

Your ROM Should Match YOU!⁣While you must meet an arbitrary range of motion (ROM) in a Powerlifting competition, you don’t have to use a set ROM for your non-competition exercises in training. Just because you see someone else go through a certain ROM, doesn’t mean you need to match it. Your ROM should match you and what you’re capable of. This holds true for both the Romanian Deadlift (RDL) and the Stiff Leg Deadlift (SLDL). Read More

Degrees of Freedom

Written by: Kevin Cann Understanding motor control is important for any coach.  I believe that all coaches will emphasize the importance of technique.  In order to help guide a lifter to better technique in the lifts, the coach must understand how the human body solves movement problems.  In order to do this, we must look into the Degrees of Freedom (DOF) problem. The DOF problem was introduced by Nikolai Bernstein, a Russian neurophysiologist, in 1967.  Bernstein researched the repetitive Read More

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