Jonathan Garcia Totals 697 kg In The 66 kg Weight Class (#3 All-Time)

11/25/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over Jonathan Garcia’s performance at the 2020 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) North Florida Open Championships where he totaled 697 kg in the 66 kg weight class. I go over his training going in, our original game plan, changes we made the day of, what goals we hit, and the plan going forward. Jonathan ended up hitting a 264 kg squat for a new American record and was over the current World record, though Read More

Understanding Physics to Individualize Training

Written by: Kevin Cann We seem to be in a fad of “evidence based” coaching right now.  I also see a lot of coaches touting that they follow general principles in their programs, but when you see their programs there is a definite misunderstanding of those general principles of strength training. Training needs to be individualized for sure, but this pendulum has also swung a bit too far into the direction of over-individualization.  Small adjustments in the Read More

7 Tips To Improve Your Competition Day Warm Up Plan

11/20/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

My latest YouTube video is up! This one goes over 7 tips you can use to develop a more effective meet day warm up plan.⁣⁣1. For most raw lifters, you only need 4 to 6 warm ups. Don’t turn your warm up into a workout.⁣⁣2. As you go from first to last warm up, you want the jumps to get smaller.⁣⁣3. You also want the number of reps to go down as you progress through Read More

Upper/Lower vs Full Body Training Split For Powerlifting

11/18/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the pros and cons of using an upper/lower body training split versus a full-body training split for powerlifting. In an upper/lower body training split, you do squat and deadlift in the same sessions and bench press in a separate session. In a full-body training split, you do bench press with squat or deadlift in the same session. There are pros and cons to each when it comes to schedule flexibility, training Read More

PPS Programs vs Westside Conjugate vs DUP

Written by: Kevin Cann I saw a video last week where a coach was taking questions from followers.  One of these followers asked about a conjugate program for raw lifting.  The coach then said it was not a program that is useful for raw lifting and only one high level lifter uses it. This statement is incredibly ignorant and incorrect.  We need to first identify what the term conjugate means.  Conjugate is synonymous with concurrent periodization.  This means that we Read More

You Need to Train Harder Not More

Written by: Kevin Cann This is a message that I am really trying to send to Precision Powerlifting Systems right now.  We all can train harder than what we have been.  There is a current trend in powerlifting that seems to tell us that we need more. We need more frequency, more comp lifts, and more volume.  This I find to never really be the case.  If you are a lifter in the top 1% of the sport, and Read More

Find Your Stable Bench Press Starting Position

11/04/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the proper starting position for the bench press, specifically where the barbell should be over the body. I often see powerlifters have a starting position where the barbell is too far in one direction or the other. This makes the starting position unstable, inefficient, a waste of energy, and can lead to a bad lift off. So this video breaks it all down to help you figure out your correct starting Read More

Is individualized Training Overrated?

Written by: Kevin Cann Ever since I got into the field of strength and conditioning around 2005, I have been told that profiling athletes or giving assessments on clients is the way to go.  This has evolved into every little variable in training needing to be profiled and then individualized into a training program for the athlete. Testing an athlete, or performing an assessment, is used to identify strengths and weaknesses in order to structure a Read More