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Sleep Hacking


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 gain more time? Read more

13: Assessing the Needs of a Powerlifter

Today we briefly look at some of the tools we use as coaches to assess/evaluate the needs of a powerlifting. 

  1. Goal Setting
  2. Assessing Competition Skill/Skill Level
  3. Classifiying Lifters
  4. Nervous System Effectiveness
  5. Injury Management
  6. Dietary Assessment
  7. Neuro-profiling
  8. Psycological Profiling
  9. Body Compositioning Testing
  10. Movement Assessment
  11. Strength Assessment

Breathing, Bracing and Build Tension

(C) Greg Elkenhans

The quality of our movement during the bench is dictated by we are able to maintain tension. Bare bones, without any muscles, are nothing but a stack of bones. Without the continuous collaboration of the 29 pairs of muscle that make up our trunk and the fascia that holds them together the weight of our upper body alone would be enough to collapse our spine. Read more

Females on Steroids with Victoria Felkar | Podcast


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 worked with some of the most elite athletes from the olympics through to the Olympia Read more

Reverse Diet Hysteria | Podcast


We were trigger, so here it is. Another episode of the Muscle Nerd Podcast, the Reverse Diet Hysteria. Hear our philosophy and science based approach to the “reverse diet” bullshit. I chat to Co-Host Assistant Coach Braydn Vit about his progress post his bodybuilding competition and his view on post comp reverse diet.

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EP2 Athlete Management | Goal Setting

Episode to of the Athlete Management series. This series started from requests to understand programming but we believe to truely understand programming your have to understand the whole system. We provide an Athlete Management Service that with every episode we will cover our system for Athlete Management. 

Todays episode is on goal setting and it entire complexity. This is a big topic and try to cover as much as we can in the 1 hour long episode. 

#7: Athlete Management EP1 | The Scientific Method

“Science is a way to call the bluff of those who only pretend to knowledge. It is a bulwark against mysticism, against superstition, against religion misapplied to where it has no business being. 

If we’re true to its values, it can tell us when we’re being lied to. It provides a mid-course correction to our mistakes. 

Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication, and courage. But if we don’t practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us — and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.”

– Carl Sagan

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