My Personal and Coaching Philosophy

Written by: Kevin Cann The last year has been pretty rough for a lot of us.  I had a team of over 50 strong, 10 of which were qualified for USAPL Nationals.  We were cruising right along as a team.  Then the pandemic hit and I saw a large portion of my roster quit the sport of powerlifting all together. Out of the 9 that went to 2019 USAPL Nationals, only 4 remained.  This has been a problem in Read More

Powerlifting Attempt Sheet Template Tutorial With Free File

03/30/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over how you can build your own Powerlifting meet day game plan. I show a step-by-step guide on how to get started from scratch and build a template that includes information about the lifter, their warm-ups, their attempts, their projected total, a section for notes, and a section for a calculator to quickly calculate attempts. This is a very beneficial template to have whether you’re a lifter that builds your Read More

Advice For Powerlifting Coaches To Start Up Meet Day Handling Services

03/26/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over advice coaches can take away to start up and build out their meet day handling services. Aside from programming and handling your own clients, coaches can also handle other lifters at meets. So, in the video, I go over how a coach can add in this service. If you’re new to coaching or handling other lifters, then lifters may not want to pay you very much or any money Read More

Ken England At The 2021 USAPL Military National Championships

03/24/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO is a meet recap of Ken England’s performance at the 2021 USA Powerlifting Military National Championships. Ken ran one of my free programs and then I handled him at the Championship. In the video, I breakdown the game plan going in and the adjustments that we made during. In addition, I go over some key points that you may be able to take away for when you compete or when you coach a Read More

High Performance Cannot Be Found in a Spreadsheet

Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting seems to be in this fad of “evidence based” coaching and tracking every piece of data, to “individualize” the program for each lifter.  The internet eats this shit up too.  Why wouldn’t they?  It is much easier to just pay someone for a fancy program than it is to actually develop the skills required for high performance. This means that when things do not go right, there does not need to be accountability.  The Read More

My Updated Powerlifting Coaching Services

03/19/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO goes over my latest powerlifting coaching services since I moved from Squats and Science to The Strength Guys. You can go directly to The Strength Guys website through the following link. And if you want to set up a free consultation with me to discuss anything powerlifting-related that I can help you with, then you can use the following link. Read More

Understanding Individualism in Movement

Written by: Kevin Cann If you are a coach, I am sure that you have heard this line before, “This is the technique that works for me.”  I have participated in high level athletics my entire life and never have I seen “athletes” so keen on telling the coach what to do.  In all of my other sporting experiences it was the other way around, but that is a story for another day. The majority of coaches Read More

Should You Wear A Belt For The Bench Press?

03/16/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

Should you wear a belt during the bench press? This is another user-submitted question! In the VIDEO, I breakdown the pros and cons of wearing a belt during the bench press. In addition, I mention a possible reason for the prevalence of raw lifters wearing a belt during the bench press. The first pro that I go over is that the belt can give you active feedback on whether you’re breathing and bracing properly. This Read More

2021 NAPF North American Powerlifting Championships Information

03/11/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO goes over the latest information for the 2021 NAPF North American Regional Powerlifting Championships. The official invitation was sent out to the member federations, so I do a breakdown of the pertinent information in the video. There will be three different championships being held, including the brand new Pan-American University Cup. The championships will be held from August 15th to August 21st in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Hotel inside the Orlando Read More

Building Technique as an Emergent Property

Written by: Kevin Cann For some reason technique in the powerlifting world seems to be quite controversial.  I have never participated in a sport that technique was not emphasized.  Seems quite a few coaches believe that as long as you can lift by the rules that your technique is fine.  I could not disagree with this statement more. Over the years I have gone back and forth with this.  Sheiko really hammered into me the importance of technique, but Read More

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