coaching

Powerlifting Secret with Gus

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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Sleep Hack

By Gus Cooke / December 22, 2018 /

Living in the modern western world it is drilled into us to work more, do more, consume more and we sacrifice our poor sleep the most to gain more “time”. But as Dr. Matthew Walker suggest we will massively reduce our life expectancy, more likely to develop diabetes, cancer or alzheimers. So are we really…

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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…

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Podcast: Females on Steroids with Victoria Felkar

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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Rhiannon Keith

By Gus Cooke / March 7, 2018 /

Became The Strongest Female in U75 Australia & IFBB Competitor

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3 Major Keys to Building Strength and Size

By Gus Cooke / December 11, 2017 /

On the surface, stimulating muscle growth is easy: just drink coffee, eat meat and lift heavy! Weight training will work as long as you’re progressively increasing the demand placed on the muscle over time (either by adding more weight, doing more reps at a given weight, doing more sets, etc.). But it’s still interesting to understand the…

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The Importance Of Having a Coach

By Pip Brown / July 11, 2017 /

The importance of having an expert coach! Over the weekend at QLD State Championships, it was brought to my attention that this is something I have taken for granted. I competed on Saturday at Valhalla, did an easy 8kg cut to make weight, got a couple of PB’s, qualified for Nationals and came out with 1st place…

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Like in all industries, not all advocates are wise

By Leoni Smith / June 13, 2017 /

A few weeks ago, I experienced a situation that struck a cord with me, an issue which I am very passionate about, and low and behold, here I am writing this blog on a sunday morning at 5am! A client, and long standing friend of mine, was approached by another apparent “PT”, which is not…

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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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About Leoni

By Leoni Smith / November 21, 2016 /

I began my journey into serious strength training 2 years ago. In a way, this was the destination on a long journey of different training modalities and sporting experiences. I played sport all through my teens and 20’s and with every different sport, I committed wholeheartedly to the training protocols but always found that they…

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