Episode 74: Coaches’ Corner #12 – Taboo Topics in Powerlifting ft. Ryan Gleason and Zac Cooper

This week on the StrongCast, Zac Cooper and Ryan Gleason come back to chat with Kevin about their newer implementations in powerlifting programming and some other “taboo” topics that don’t get much airtime nowadays in the PL community. They cover a lot of ground, including:

02:30: Ryan talks about his new bench press cycle, somewhat based off Westside (though not entirely)
07:40: Why handling heavier weights may increase a lifter’s lifts
09:30: Implementing different origins of training into programming
17:45: The scientific origins of accommodating resistance
27:00: Skill acquisition through the levels of athletes
50:00: The benefits of training equipped for raw lifters

You can follow Zac on Instagram at @coachzcooper and Cooper Training Institute at @coopertraininginstitute, and you can follow Ryan and Team GPT on Instagram at @teamgpt.

Let us know that you like this episode by giving us a 5-star rating or a review on Apple Podcasts! We are always looking for feedback to make the episodes even better. If you’re interested in being on the show or know someone who would make a great guest, you can email us at alyssaliftsthings@gmail.com.

Interested in coaching for any level of powerlifting in any corner of the globe? Check out Precision Powerlifting Systems all over the web:


You can follow Kevin on Instagram at @kwcann and Alyssa at @alyssaliftsthings.

Intro/outro music from freemusicarchive.org
Artist: MELLViNS
Track: Way Down Below

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