Resources

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…

Read More

Say [Na] to Low-Sodium!

By Ruby Cooke / May 25, 2021 /

Grab Your Salt Shaker Sodium, in particular salt, is one of those terms which has been particularly vilified by food marketing over the last few decades. With many food companies jumping on the bandwagon of low-sodium product releases after the discovery of higher dividends being associated with the term. Similar to the low-fat movement the…

Read More

Food Fraud? | Marketing Health Claims

By Ruby Cooke / March 9, 2021 /

Aren’t we all! The abundance of health claims out there with products labelled “superfoods”, “functional” and “natural” can be overwhelming.

Read More

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.

Read More

Are you afraid of fat gain?

By Natalie Kormushoff / September 9, 2019 /

I’m going to start by telling you a story that might sound familiar. You’ve been dieting for awhile, lost some weight, and now you’ve decided you want to add some muscle. Food is up, you’ve been feeling good and feeling stronger, and weight has been stable.

Read More

How to Stop Overeating

By Natalie Kormushoff / April 29, 2019 /

First, hi! It’s been a looooong time since I’ve written anything but I’m happy to be back and I’m happy you’re here reading this. A few years back I was diagnosed with a binge eating disorder. Today, I am well and truly recovered but in the years I’ve worked as a strength coach, I have…

Read More

Breathing, Bracing and Building Tension

By Gus Cooke / October 2, 2018 /

The quality of our movement during the bench is dictated by we are able to maintain tension. Barebones, without any muscles, are nothing but a stack of bones. Without the continuous collaboration of the 29 pairs of muscles that make up our trunk and the fascia that holds them together the weight of our upper…

Read More

Dr. Lock’s approach in Injury Prevention for Powerlifters

By Gus Cooke / December 7, 2017 /

This is a mini-workshop Andrew Lock did for our team on injury prevention for powerlifting when we were in preparation for GPC Nationals. This is a great template to use for a powerlifter to manage all our common injuries and niggles related to shoulders and backs. Below the video and under that is the breakdown…

Read More

Position Stand: Creatine Monohydrate and Performance

By Gus Cooke / November 17, 2017 /

The following seven points related to the use of creatine monohydrate as a nutritional supplement constitute the Position Statement of Lifters League

Read More

The Role of Lats in Bench Press Shoulder Rehab

By Andrew Lock / August 15, 2017 /

I am well known for my spinal rehab work and teaching, but in fact I began my professional career as a part of one of the world’s leading Shoulder Specialist groups. I played baseball as my major sport even representing Australia in the World Youth Series (we took Bronze). When I left High School I…

Read More