Specificity of Force Production

Written by: Kevin Cann I am currently doing a series for my Patreon channel about the general principles of training.  Specificity is of course a general principle that all coaches need to apply.  You can’t play tennis and expect to have a bigger total. I think that many coaches and lifters actually miss the mark on specificity in their training.  Seems like the majority views specificity of the movement as the primary driver, and others seem to argue Read More

Critical Theory in Powerlifting

Written by: Kevin Cann I discussed this with PPS last night during our bi-weekly team meeting.  I think that this is a fun topic and actually one that is relatively important.  Understanding these social theories and how they influence research and ideas can be very important to identifying a bias and making decisions. I like to read.  I read on average about a book per week.  These books vary in their topics and range from social theories, economics, coaching Read More

Should Beginners Perform Singles in Training?

Written by: Kevin Cann I was asked this question in a direct message on Instagram by a lifter.  I think it is a very good question and sparks a good discussion.  I also was not even aware that there was this thought process that training should be drastically different for a beginner. When I first started out with Boris Sheiko, he had laid out his system for his lifters.  The only real difference between level of lifter would Read More

Why Coaches Need to Have Heuristics for Technique

Written by: Kevin Cann This is a topic that seems to come up quite frequently in discussions with other lifters and coaches.  I really enjoy these conversations and they happen to be some of my favorite ones to have.   Biomechanics was always one of my favorite classes in both undergrad and grad school.  It is a topic that has always interested me.  It is probably another reason why I was so drawn to Sheiko when I hired him Read More

What Is The Best Bench Press Grip Width For You

09/03/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

What grip width should you use when benching? What’s the difference between a close, moderate, and wide grip bench? This video goes over how I define a close, moderate, and wide grip bench press, the key overall points with any grip width, how to change your competition grip over time, and how to program assistance exercises and accessory work when changing your grip width. And if you want to hear me discuss the best bench Read More

Philosophy, Not Data, Drives Results

Written by: Kevin Cann The world of sports has changed quite a bit over the years.  Coaches and athletes are often trying to gain competitive edges over everyone else.  This has led to a massive spike in data driven coaching. This can be seen across all of sports, even the NFL.  In the documentary “The Art of Coaching” which interviewed Bill Belichick and Nick Saban, they discussed this.  These coaches are the two most successful coaches in the history Read More