How to Program Skill Learning

Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting is a skilled sport.  To be able to squat, bench press, and deadlift with maximal weights is a developed skill.  I think there is a major misconception on how we go about developing these skills. Malcom Gladwell made the “10,000 hour” rule a known concept.  Many coaches and athletes take this and think that they just need to put in the repetitions and eventually they will display high level performance. Of course, time Read More

Powerlifting Question And Answer 5/25/21

05/25/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I answer questions that have been asked of me lately and that I’ve seen asked on public forums. The questions include, 1 – Why do some lifters wear wrist wraps on deadlift?2 – How wide should your stance be for sumo deadlifts?3 – How many reps should you do for warm-ups in a meet?4 – How do you go about increasing your training frequency?5 – What are the best free powerlifting programs Read More

Would Powerlifters Be At The Same Level Without Their Coach?

05/20/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over whether a coach makes a difference or not. This is a topic that comes up often. And it’s typically asked because people want to know how valuable a coach is and whether a lifter would be at the same point they’re currently at because they’re genetically gifted. In the video, I break down the topic into a number of different points. I include things like when a lifter first Read More

How Meditation Makes You a Better Athlete

Written by: Kevin Cann I tell Precision Powerlifting Systems that they should be meditating a minimum of 10 minutes every single day.  I will admit that some do it and some do not do it.  That does not discourage me from telling them consistently how important that meditation is to their success as athletes as well as people. Meditation has many health benefits like increased mood, decreased blood pressure, decreased heart rate, and many others.  I want to Read More

Allowable Equipment For Powerlifting Meets | Powerlifting Mistakes

05/18/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over another topic as part of my Powerlifting Mistakes series. In this series, I go over mistakes I made in the sport when I first got started, and common mistakes I now see at meets from beginner lifters. For this video, it’s all about equipment. Lots of lifters don’t read the rules as far as the minimum equipment required to compete. In addition, lots of lifters don’t know what additional Read More

Key Differences Between Elite And Average Powerlifters

05/13/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over the key differences between elite-level powerlifters and average-level powerlifters. This video can help you see if you’re neglecting any key factors that can take you to the next level. This was another user-submitted topic. If you have any topics or questions you’d like for me to discuss, then be sure to comment them below or message me directly through my contact information below. First off, what’s considered “elite” and Read More

Why Most of You are Doing Mindless Reps

Written by: Kevin Cann I think that most coaches will agree that repetitions in training should be focused and that mindless repetitions are not too beneficial beyond a certain point.  There is only so far that “checking a box” will get you. However, I do not believe that most understand what focused reps are.  When I ask people what that means I get responses like “Not checking my phone”, or “I think about the things that I Read More

How To Strengthen A Weak Lift In Powerlifting

05/11/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over how you can strengthen your weakest lift or weakest lifts. This is another user-submitted topic that’s fairly broad, so I break the problem down into a number of different factors. First off, you need to have realistic expectations. Lots of lifters overestimate what can be achieved in the short term. In addition, lots of lifters think they’re much weaker than they actually are. So, it’s important to be realistic Read More

Self-Reflection is the Key to Self-Awareness. Self-Awareness is the Key to High Performance

Written by: Kevin Cann One of the things that I have been focusing a lot on with the group is reflecting.  These reflections have really helped me understand who I am.  This is important for us finding a purpose (intent) to our coaching and training.  This purpose needs to mean something to the individual.  This will help them face setbacks and adversity and stick with the sport long enough to develop skills that extend far beyond the platform. Reflection Read More

How Important Are Genetics to Powerlifting?

05/06/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

In this VIDEO, I go over the role and importance of genetics in the sport of Powerlifting and other sports. This is another user-submitted question. In the video, I go over how genetics can determine physical and personality traits. I show a number of studies showing how genetics can determine dopamine release, ability to trust, optimism, mastery, self-esteem, how many muscle fibers you’re born with, power output, and more. In addition, I go over if Read More

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