sports nutrition

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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Rhiannon Keith

By Gus Cooke / March 7, 2018 /

Became The Strongest Female in U75 Australia & IFBB Competitor

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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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My Decision to Compete in Bodybuilding

By Leoni Smith / July 4, 2017 /

You read that right, I, Leoni Smith, have committed to competing in a bodybuilding competition. For those that know me well, would understand how much this is outside my realm of comfort. The competition itself will not be till february 2018, which ideally allows 6 months to prep. This will enable the methods utilised to reach 10%…

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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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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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Pip Brown: One Year Journey with a Powerlifter

By Gus Cooke / May 15, 2015 /

68kg @40% to 65kg @20% and 242.5kg to a 372.5kg total This is a classic example of what the recomp method can do for a powerlifter. I have been coaching Pip for a year now and she has put on an amazing 11.2kg of muscle with a fat loss of 14.1kg, while gaining 65kg on her squat,…

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