It is Not the Volume: It is Your Focus and Intent

  Written by: Kevin Cann   I think powerlifting is in this fad of low RPEs and high volumes.  Many lifters are doing well with programs like this, but I would imagine just as many are not.  I think some of this is driven by the inexperience of lifters and coaches.   There is not … Continue reading It is Not the Volume: It is Your Focus and Intent

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?

Attractors, Distractors, and Cognitive Penetrability

Written by Kevin Cann   When I have explained a Dynamic Systems Theory (DST), I have mentioned the term attractors.  An attractor in a dynamic system is actually a mathematical model where the system always seems to end up at this numerical point regardless of the initial conditions.   When we look at skill acquisition … Continue reading Attractors, Distractors, and Cognitive Penetrability

Do You See a Rabbit or a Duck?

Written by: Kevin Cann   I was talking with Zak Gabor in the gym yesterday and we were discussing Thomas Kuhn’s “Structure of Scientific Revolutions.”  In one part of the book, Kuhn shows a picture.  What do you see, a rabbit or a duck?     Let us say that when you look at it, … Continue reading Do You See a Rabbit or a Duck?