Powerlifting

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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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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The Wolf’s Den| Powerlifting Secret

By Gus Cooke / December 10, 2019 /

I had the opportunity to talk on the Wolf Den with Mark Ottobre from Enterprise Fitness straight after coaching at the biggest stage in the world of powerlifting ProRaw Big Dogs & Wild Cats. Full episode below… here is what they had to say; In this episode, powerlifting athlete and coach, Gus Cooke joins us…

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Joanne Greagan

By Gus Cooke / November 18, 2019 /

Strongest Ever Postpartum

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Victoria Felkar | Females on Steroids

By Gus Cooke / August 23, 2018 /

In todays episode of the Muscle Nerd Podcast we have a special guest, Victoria Felkar. She is world leading researcher in womens’s health and female hormone manipulation within sport and medicine. She is a practitioner, consultant, author and educator. She has spoken all over the world including the great SWIS symposium in Canada. She has…

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Daniel Mahony

By Gus Cooke / July 18, 2018 /

Strongest Teenager in Australia

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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…

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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…

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