How to Manage Max Effort Work with Fatigue and Technique Work

Written by: Kevin Cann   A lot of people will shit on max effort work in the powerlifting world.  They will say that it is too hard to recover from, dangerous in terms of injuries, and that technique will suffer.  These situations, although I disagree, I do find that there is some merit to them. … Continue reading How to Manage Max Effort Work with Fatigue and Technique Work

Charlie Francis: The High/Low Method

  Written by: Kevin Cann   I have been coaching for over 15 years now.  I did not get into powerlifting until about 5 years ago.  The majority of my coaching career was coaching high school and college aged athletes.  Early on in my career I was introduced to Charlie Francis’ stuff.   His coaching … Continue reading Charlie Francis: The High/Low Method

Is the Body 650 Muscles or 1 Muscle?

Written by: Kevin Cann   This is a question every coach should think about for a minute.  It is kind of fun, and perhaps not so black and white.  Science tends to reduce complex systems into its parts and make some giant assumptions that the sum of those parts equals the whole.   This reductionist … Continue reading Is the Body 650 Muscles or 1 Muscle?

Why Singles for a Constraints-Led Approach

Written by: Kevin Cann   Seems that there is some hate for singles still floating around the interwebs.  This tends to be the words of inexperience, but still, these inexperienced coaches are getting this information from somewhere.   I have seen an increase in singles being utilized in many different training strategies.  Research shows that … Continue reading Why Singles for a Constraints-Led Approach

Few Words on Volume

Written by: Kevin Cann   I was reading a thread that was about me on the internet yesterday and this topic was mentioned. Surprisingly, the thread was overwhelmingly positive in regard to the information about the way in which PPS does things.  This was a nice change of pace from the usual negativity.   One of … Continue reading Few Words on Volume