Sports Nutrition

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.

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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…

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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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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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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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Why the Fitness Industry is Wrong About Fat Loss

By Gus Cooke / February 8, 2015 /

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all read it “energy in – energy out = weight loss or gain”. Every single piece of fat loss and muscle building advice you read comes back to this simple equation. It’s perfectly valid and humans are as subject to the laws of thermodynamics as anything else in the universe.  …

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Effects of High Protein Diets on Body Composition

By Gus Cooke / January 19, 2015 /

Protein is the most important macronutrient for positive alterations in body composition. Previous work has suggested that protein intakes in the range of 1.2-2.0 grams per kilogram (kg) body weight per day (g/kg/d) are needed in active individuals. In contrast, the Australians recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein is about 0.8 g/kg/d. This is inadequate for…

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