Favorite Lower Body Accessory Exercises For Powerlifting

12/29/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over my favorite lower body accessory exercises for the sport of Powerlifting. These are exercises that I use most often with my Squats & Science athletes, and that I have in my various free programs. First off, I like unilateral exercises like the Bulgarian split squat, the lunge, and step ups. These build up the quadriceps and glutes while also focusing on stability and muscle imbalances. Next, I like the leg press Read More

2020 in Perspective

Kevin Cann At the end of every year I like to look back and see what I learned along the way.  We need to rewind back to 2019 to see the true effects of 2020. 2019 was the year that I felt I really began to come into my own.  My roster was the largest it has ever been and also the strongest it had ever been.  We had more women that squatted 300lbs than didn’t squat 300lbs Read More

Periodization of Max Effort Work

Written by: Kevin Cann People have a giant misunderstanding about what we do at Precision Powerlifting Systems.  I was mentioned on a podcast where the host said that “Kevin is just going through his Westside phase.”  He said it saying that every coach has gone through that phase. Ironically, he was having this conversation with a 24 year old lifter, online programmer (not a coach), and aspiring actor who loves to prove that “Westside doesn’t work” with Read More

USA Powerlifting Launches Four New Lifting Categories in 2021

12/21/2020 USA Powerlifting 0

USA Powerlifting Launches Four New Lifting Categories in 2021 We are proud to announce that after much planning across the Executive Committee, Technical Committee, and numerous other individual efforts, we are launching four new competition categories. The Adaptive Athlete, MX, Para Bench, and Raw With Wrap categories. These categories will be in effect January 1, 2021 and available to athletes 14 and over at the Local, State, and Regional level. Below you will find more Read More

Bench Press Leg Drive Tips

12/16/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over how to use leg drive in the bench press. Many lifters have trouble figuring out how to use leg drive or have their butt come up when they use leg drive. So in this video, I breakdown a couple of key points when it comes to leg drive. I go over why you should be driving the feet horizontally, not vertically. And I also go over why you should be using Read More

Knees Caving in is Weak ADDuctors, It is Not Using Them More, or Weak Abductors, Knees Forward Also Makes No Sense

Written by: Kevin Cann I have this conversation a few times now in the last couple of weeks.  There seems to be some misunderstanding in regard to the execution of the squat and how to involve the most muscle mass. There seems to be this trend to drive the knees forward and not out to initiate the squat.  One person told me that the argument was that it allows us to use our hip adductors more.  That thought Read More

Improve Your Powerlifting Programming With The Acute Chronic Workload Ratio

12/10/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the acute chronic workload ratio (ACWR). In the video, I breakdown what it is, the research behind it, how it is calculated, and how you can use it for Powerlifting. This video is beneficial for coaches and lifters who program for themselves in order to develop training that will allow them to make consistent progress while minimizing injury risk. And if you want to learn more about programming, then you can Read More

The Best Deadlift Variations For Powerlifting

12/08/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

This video goes over the best deadlift variations for Powerlifting broken up into categories of technique, strength, and hypertrophy. So, regardless of what your goal is for a training block, you can watch this video, see what variations I list for your goal, and then make sure you have it programmed for your training block. When it comes to the deadlift technique, I’m a big fan of the tempo deadlift. You can choose your tempo Read More

Frequency of Max Effort Lifts

Written by: Kevin Cann The max effort method is the best method to build absolute strength.  This is undeniable due to the specificity of heavy singles for the sport of powerlifting.  The max effort method builds the inter and intra muscular coordination, technical efficiency at heavy weights, and psychological strength.  It teaches lifters how to compete. The Bulgarian sports scientist, Angel Spassov, admits that the max effort method comes with a higher injury risk and may shorten careers, Read More

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