How To Compete In Your First USA Powerlifting Meet

07/15/2020 Arian Khamesi 0

Looking to compete in the sport of Powerlifting but don’t know how to start? Well, continue reading to learn more!⁣⁣1. All the currently sanctioned USA Powerlifting (USAPL) meets are on the national website.⁣⁣2. Click on the “Calendar” tab at the top to see the full list of current competitions.⁣⁣3. You have the option to filter by “State” and/or “Level”.⁣⁣4. If the meet isn’t listed on there, then they aren’t a USAPL meet or haven’t Read More

The Dogma of Single Joint Accessories

Written by: Kevin Cann I just finished up reading “The Forgotten Secrets of Westside Culver City.”  This was a really fun read.  It was mainly a collection of magazine articles that told the story of some of the pioneers of the sport.  These pioneers were actually a major influence on Louie Simmons, who named his gym after this one to honor their memory. I really enjoyed reading about their training strategies.  When this group was training, the internet did Read More

USAPL President Larry Maile joins KOTL!!

USAPL President Larry Maile joins 6 Pack Lapadat, IPF World Champion Ryan Stills, and two time IPF World Champion LS McClain, for his first podcast appearance ever! We took the public’s discussion topics, and Larry spoke on every one of them. Find out where the USAPL stands on issues, the past that brought the USAPL here, what the role of the President is in modern times, and the future for the USAPL!

The Importance of Multiple Perspectives

Written by: Kevin Cann I was doing a podcast earlier today and this topic dawned on me.  I was discussing training with a coach and lifter that has been around a long time.  We both do things very differently, but also have a lot in common. I love having these conversations.  I love talking about training, telling stories, discussing the history, and discussing the philosophies that we all have.  I also feel that these conversations are really important to Read More

Training as a Thought Process

Written by: Kevin Cann   I say this a lot, that my training style is a thought process.  We do not just follow a recipe when we are training.  Earlier on in my coaching career we followed a recipe.  I had a structure of the way that the programs went, and we stayed bound to that structure no matter what.   I am not saying that I was wrong for doing that.  In the beginning Read More

Skewed Distribution of Outcomes

  Written by: Kevin Cann   The world is a complex place.  In fact, the theory that attempts to understand the complexity of the world we live in is actually called “complex theory.”  I had read a few books on chaos theory and then found Per Bak’s book titled, “How Nature Works.”   This book I found to be very fascinating.  It explained the concepts of complex theory in a way that was very easy Read More

2020 USA Powerlifting Northeast Regionals CANCELED

06/18/2020 Mass-Lift 0

All lifters that had previously registered for this event have gotten an email with instructions on what to do. While this probably isn’t surprising news to some it was definitely a difficult decision to make as we wanted to hold this event even if it was later in the year. With all of the postponed events, it didn’t make sense to hold a large event while other meet directors still wanting to run their own Read More

The Importance of Learning for Yourself

Written by: Kevin Cann   We live in a world where everyone just regurgitates the words of their favorite people.  This is not just with powerlifting, but just everything in general.  Earth is just one giant echo chamber.  No one tries to learn for themselves anymore.  They say they do, but they aren’t.   People say that they are open to hear alternative perceptions to their own.  What this really means is that they are Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Metal Equipment Banned From USA Powerlifting

06/06/2020 USA Powerlifting 0

June 6, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) Effective immediately, powerlifting equipment manufactured by Metal will no longer be allowed in any USA Powerlifting competition.  USA Powerlifting will neither do business or facilitate the continued exposure or contribute to the success of a company whose values are inconsistent with ours, and based on prejudice, racism, or hatred. ### Read More

My Story of Hate

Written by: Kevin Cann   I am going to write about a very difficult topic for me today.  Sometimes you need to stand where you are uncomfortable and put yourself out there to be the change that you want to see in the world.   I have written a few articles this week about my feelings with the current state of this country.  These are not just coming out of nowhere.  I have experience in Read More

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