2022 USA Powerlifting High School and Collegiate Nationals

06/28/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

USA Powerlifting Returns to Lombard Illinois for the 2022 High School and Collegiate National Championships USA Powerlifting is proud to announce it will return to Westin Lombard (Illinois) for the 2022 High School National Powerlifting Championships and the 2022 Collegiate National Powerlifting Championships. Westin Lombard, just outside of Chicago, played host to the 2019 Open National and Raw National Championships and was one of the most popular events in history. Many thousands of athletes, supporters, Read More

USA Powerlifting Awaits Confirmation From the IPF Regarding Athlete Nominations For International Events

06/24/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2021 USA Powerlifting Awaits Confirmation From the IPF Regarding Athlete Nominations For International Events USA Powerlifting is ready and prepared to begin the athlete nomination process for the 2021 NAPF Championships and the 2021 IPF World Championships. However, due to unresolved issues with the IPF, it is unclear whether or not the IPF will penalize athletes we nominate and block them from competing in international events. Ensuring our athletes have Read More

Results Driven vs Future Success

Written by: Kevin Cann This has been a topic that haunted me for most of my coaching career up to this point.  At the end of the day, I am in a results driven business.  Lifters seem to come in with an expectation that progress should happen very quickly and be unlimited.  As a coach do you just throw everything at them and get them really strong really quickly, or do you take a more patient approach? I Read More

Amber Lopez – 2021 USA Powerlifting Teen Nationals Meet Recap

06/09/2021 Arian Khamesi 0

This VIDEO is a meet recap for Amber Lopez at the 2021 USA Powerlifting Teen National Championships in Aurora, Colorado. Amber competed in the Teen 2 69 kg class where she broke the American record squat on her 2nd attempt and broke the American record total on her final deadlift. This was good enough to win the National Title for the class. In addition, her total was higher than the other raw 69 kg competitors Read More

Memory and Skill Acquisition

Written by: Kevin Cann When we are in the gym hitting repetitions, we are learning.  Since we are learning, our memory systems are involved in this process.  I believe we have 4 different memory systems, but today I am going to spend time discussing 2 of them. Coaches give lifters feedback on their lifts.  However, do lifters understand how to take this feedback and apply it underneath the barbell for the best results?  I feel many do not know Read More

Hiring Notice – Social Media Intern Position

06/03/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

USA Powerlifting is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to assist USA Powerlifting’s social media team. This internship is the perfect opportunity to build upon the skills you have through real-world, hands-on work experience at a national non-profit organization. Throughout the internship, you will have the opportunity to work directly with our marketing agency and social media team on creating content and expanding our social media presence. Hours: PT, approx. 10hrs week depending on projects Pay: Depending Read More

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

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