Why I’m Switching From Squats & Science To The Strength Guys

02/25/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

I’m making a switch from Squats and Science to The Strength Guys! After a little over five years doing my online powerlifting coaching under Squats and Science, I’ve decided to make a change. In this VIDEO, I go over the history of how I got involved with Squats and Science, how things have changed over the years, and why I decided on The Strength Guys.  As mentioned in the video, there are no hard feelings Read More

Why Slow Incremental Progress is Important: A Neurochemistry Approach

Written by: Kevin Cann A coach I follow had asked this question on his Instagram, “Is it ever warranted to hold back an athlete’s rate of progress?”  This is a great question, and one that I have wrestled with over the years.   When I started with Sheiko, he literally told me what to put on the bar when we had our test.  It was always a 2.5% to 5% increase in each lift.  I actually surpassed this number Read More

Powerlifting Question And Answer (February 23, 2021)

02/23/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO is a powerlifting question and answer of various questions that have been asked of me and general questions I’ve seen asked online lately. In the video, I go over how to make a US National Team, when and where is the NAPF North American Powerlifting Championships, what are the best shoes for squats, if the USAPL membership has been going down the last few years, and what are the requirements for competing at Read More

Determine Which Lift In Powerlifting You Are Built For

02/18/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO goes over how you can figure out if you’re built for one or more of the lifts in Powerlifting or not. This was a question that one of my lifters asked me, so I turned it into a video to help others out as well. In the video, I go over the terminology powerlifters use when discussing this topic, what factors you can’t control, and what factors you can control. And if you Read More

Initial Conditions, Movement Variability, and Skill Acquisition

Written by: Kevin Cann The human is a complex system.  I think this idea most accept, but most have a hard time understanding what this means.  In order to make sense of things we like to reduce the complexity down to a sum of its parts, and perhaps disregard some more complex nuances. How coaches view developing strength is a great example of this.  We view the acquisition of strength as a primarily physical byproduct of certain types Read More

My Response To Tim Thebodeau’s 2021 USAPL Nationals Is A Mess Video

02/16/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This video is in response to Tim Thebodeau’s “2021 USAPL Nationals is a Mess” video. In this video, I give my thoughts on the matter and say which of Tim’s points I agree with and which I disagree with. If you haven’t seen Tim’s video yet, then you can watch that one first using the link below.  Tim’s Original Video:https://youtu.be/ftNJpgia6lU And as I mention in the video, if you want to make a change, then Read More

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: USA Powerlifting Takes the IPF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

02/15/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 15, 2021 USA Powerlifting Takes the IPF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Anchorage, Alaska) Today USA Powerlifting filed a case in the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). The case is an appeal challenging the IPF’s decision not to recognize the World Records earned by [9] powerlifting athletes at the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival. After pursuing our case for recognition of these World Read More

Powerlifting Training On Limited Time

02/11/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

Are you limited on how much time you have to train? This VIDEO goes over how you can get the most out of your Powerlifting training sessions when you’re limited on time. First, you need to figure out if you’re limited on the number of days you can train in a week, the amount of time you can train per session, or both. If you’re limited on the number of days, then be sure to Read More

Everything Works: You Just Need to Ask the Right Questions

Written by: Kevin Cann There was a post written yesterday by a relatively popular coach on Instagram that demonized bands and chains.  He then followed this up with a TikTok video of him making fun of what seems to be Westside max effort variations. This is sadly the age we live in.  I am all for having some fun, but an attitude like this is what leads to the stalling of progress in the field.  Progress does not Read More

How To Effectively Use Wrist Wraps For Powerlifting

02/09/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

Make sure you’re wearing your wrist wraps properly so they’re actually effective for the squat, bench press, and deadlift. In this VIDEO, I go over the rules and regulations for wrist wraps for the IPF and USAPL, the biggest mistake I see in some powerlifters when it comes to wearing wrist wraps, the key factors you want to focus on for effectively wrapping your wrists, a basic method of wrapping your wrists, and some advanced Read More

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