Attention is a Complex Skill

Written by: Kevin Cann We did our second skills class last night.  Skills class is a class that I run where we cover aspects of skill acquisition.  I think when most people hear the term skill they think of some specific sports aspect.  In powerlifting they may think about technique and/or the actual strength that the lifter displays. Skills go much deeper than that.  We need to train our psychological skills as well.  Many of which tend to be weaknesses Read More

Silencing Your Inner Critic

Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting is viewed as an individual sport at the end of the day.  However, no one gets great alone.  We all need help along the way.  This can come from a coach, a mentor, or training partners.  Powerlifting in this sense can be a great community. Powerlifting is also a sport that we compete ourselves.  Yes, for a select few, they are competing against each other for cash prizes and world championships.  However, for the vast majority Read More

Perhaps the Most Important Skill to Train

Written by: Kevin Cann When we all start off as coaches, we have this fascination with writing the perfect program.  This usually leads to us collecting more and more data, pumping out graphs, and explaining every mishap with the logic of these programs. Now, I collect data that I feel is important.  This just happens to be a lot less than I used to collect.  We track all of our max effort numbers and the lifters place a Read More

Advice For Beginner Powerlifting Coaches

04/14/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I provide four tips for beginner powerlifting coaches looking to improve their coaching business. These tips are not only great for people who are already coaching some powerlifters but also great for people looking to just get started as a powerlifting coach. In the video, I go over why you should: 1)    Start out coaching for free2)    Obtain degrees, certifications, & other continuing education3)    Join an internship4)    Join a team These four Read More

Diagnosing & Fixing Wrists Rolling In The Bench Press

04/08/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over a user-submitted question about the wrists rolling in the bench press. Since the person didn’t give any details about their specific situation, I go over and breakdown the general topic. First off, I go over how you should diagnose the problem so you know when it’s occurring. Is it only happening with max weights or with any weight? Is it only happening on the way up or also on Read More

Who Are You?

Written By: Kevin Cann This is the most important question that anyone could ask you.  When I ask this question, I am not asking your name, but instead asking who you are at the deepest of levels.  You can’t be great, unless you truly know who you are. This disconnect with who you are can cause some issues as well.  Often who we say we are does not align with our truer self.  This is where cognitive dissonance lies.  However, Read More

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Rulebook updated

04/07/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

All The rulebook has been updated and posted at the links below. All updates are in red. Many of the updates are not rule changes but clarifications to current rules that are not entirely clear based on the rulebook wording and create confusion for many referees. Technical Committee Page Rules and Bylaws Joe Warpeha Chairman, Technical Committee The post Rulebook updated first appeared on USA Powerlifting. Read More

Latest Powerlifting News (4/6/21)

04/06/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I break down the latest news in the world of Powerlifting. At the IPF level, not much has changed. All the World Championships are still planned for the same locations and dates as before. In addition, at the NAPF level, not much has changed. The North American Championship is still going as planned since the dedicated video I made on the Championship. If you missed that video, then you can check it Read More

Powerlifting Meet Week Weight Cutting Overview

04/01/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I do an overview of cutting weight the week of a Powerlifting meet. In many weight class sports, including Powerlifting, athletes manipulate their bodyweight the week of a competition in order to compete in a lower weight class. This can be done through removing water and food from the body, as well as other methods. To start off, I go over why a lifter shouldn’t do a water cut. If it’s your Read More