Science

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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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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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

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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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The man who chases two rabbits doesn’t eat

By Gus Cooke / March 14, 2017 /

“The man who chases two rabbits doesn’t eat”. I heard this quote a long time ago in a podcast from Dr. Lonnie Lowry, and it has stuck with me since. To me, this quote brilliantly sums up the importance of proper goal setting.

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Optimal Vs. Functional

By Gus Cooke / March 9, 2017 /

In our industry, we see a lot of people going about things the wrong way. A common problem we see comes down to the issue of whether to use the optimal technique or the most functional method. Let me explain what I mean by this. Optimal describes a method or technique that is, in theory,…

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Calorie Deficits Don’t Work

By Gus Cooke / February 16, 2017 /

I’ve written before about why the fitness industry is wrong about fat loss. Let me explain to you what most don’t understand about calorie balance; it all comes down to something called ‘homeostasis’. Homeostasis is recognised in science as a major factor in every life form, but of course the fitness industry has overlooked…

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Your Diet Plan Isn't Working? Here's why?

By Gus Cooke / September 28, 2016 /

I came across new research by Meredith David, PhD, assistant professor of marketing from Baylor University that really supports one of our philosophies on dieting. When starting out on a diet people tend to adopt the wrong strategies of going too hard too fast. Some are equiped to manage this intensity but where so many others go wrong is abandoning…

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To Stretch or Not To Stretch – That Is The Question (which I’m about to answer)

By Annie Short / December 22, 2015 /

This blog is about to revolutionise your warmups. You’ve read it in magazines, heard it by physios, been informed the benefits of it by PT’s and certainly felt the guilt of not doing it… I’m talking about stretching before you train. But should you really be lengthening muscles before you powerlift?

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Is their such thing as good food and bad food

By Gus Cooke / August 30, 2015 /

I started this rant a few months ago from an observation I made on Facebook, when I was seeing some current diet religions promote “anti-health” foods as the answer for fat loss or as a “mentally healthy” approach to dieting. There is already a big enough epidemic of obesity, directly related to the foods we eat. I firmly believe that…

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