Gus Cooke

Don’t do Drop sets for Powerlifting Competition Prep

By Gus Cooke / October 25, 2022 /

This idea will undoubtedly be an unpopular opinion because I see so many athletes doing it and coaches prescribing it; still, I believe drop sets aren’t worth their return on investment (ROI) in the context of powerlifting competition preparation coming into the final 4 to 8 weeks of preparation when training load get high. What…

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Velocity Based Training For Powerlifting

By Gus Cooke / March 18, 2022 /

We talk to Jay Kelly, the High-Performance Officer from GymAware where we discuss the practical application of Velocity Based Training in Powerlifting. Audio Version Below.

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Metabolic Super Compensation

By Gus Cooke / March 18, 2022 /

What an eye-opening episode. We talked to Sports Dietitian Hayley Forrest from Dynamic Body Labs about super-compensation with dieting to manipulate the various metabolic processes to gain a performance advantage. This challenged everything I’ve done with my athletes since… forever. But the beauty of science is that it doesn’t care about your biases, when new…

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Neurotyping for Powerlifting

By Gus Cooke / March 18, 2022 /

In this episode, I speak with Christian Thibaudeau about neurotying, specifically how an athlete’s neurotype can determine the best powerlifting prep and how they peak for a competition. We also just talk a lot of shop on powerlifting training, programming, exercise selection and much more. Below is the audio version.

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A New Method to Spine Rehab

By Gus Cooke / March 18, 2022 /

In today’s episode of the Lifters League podcast we had one of the most sought after rehab spine specialists Dr Andrew Lock. We talk about everything about his new method to spine rehab, dive into neurochemistry, hip anatomy in the deadlift, and his new approach to core activation that involves the glutes and hips. You…

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Kait Snowdon

By Gus Cooke / February 24, 2022 /

Kait was able to get stronger for a powerlifting competition and come down a weight class to fit her physique goals. The Beginning She came to us because she had issues with her previous coach with late program delivery and communication. We started in Oct 2020 at 82.5kg in body weight, and her best squat…

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Bradyn Vit

By Gus Cooke / February 23, 2022 /

Braydn is an excellent story about someone doing a physique and strength sports combo. With a good plan, management of health, and discipline, this is achievable for anyone.   The Beginning Braydn just started like any typical skinny guy at a gym, wanting to lose fat, build more muscle and get stronger. Since he was a…

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Sarah Rainbow

By Gus Cooke / February 22, 2022 /

2018 Australia’s Strongest Female

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Training Intent Matters

By Gus Cooke / December 26, 2020 /

A rant on Training Intent. In my research I have seen Training Intent increase your performance up to 20%

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Force Velocity Profile

By Gus Cooke / October 28, 2020 /

Mass and Velocity, when it comes to velocity-based training have a linear relationship giving velocity an integral role in seeing the whole picture to force production in strength training.

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