Strength Training

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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Daniel Mahony

By Gus Cooke / July 18, 2018 /

Became the Strongest Teenager in Australia

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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 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 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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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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Strength training and why I believe its relative to your goal

By Leoni Smith / January 10, 2017 /

Last week was a fun week for me with training. I had finished my program and was waiting for my coach to prescribe my new program, so I took the opportunity to play with movements I rarely get to do in my usual program.

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