A note from Luke
|Luke’s lifelong obsession with strength training started at a8 years old, in the early 1980’s. After seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian, he became obsessed with the idea of building muscular size and strength. So the journey began. During his school years, the focus for lifting transitioned into strength and power training forTexas football, and eventually led to competing in powerlifting, strongman, bodybuilding, and in recent years competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Luke has spent the majority of his career learning from many of the top industry experts, in many various areas of the industry, including strength, conditioning, rehab, mobility, flexibility, nutrition, and health.
He is regarded as one of the top international educators in the field of health and fitness, and channels his education and philosophy through Muscle Nerds, the industry education and training company that he and his wife Zoe started in 2015, after leaving his tenure with Poliquin Group.
Luke teaches from a platform of 3 decades in the trenches experience and application, while also using past and current scientific literature, in order to provide his students with the best learning experience. Luke and Zoe’s North Brisbane gym, The Institute of Physical Culture, is their newest venture, with the philosophy of respecting the history and knowledge of physical cultur-ists throughout the ages, and combining their experiences with current scientific findings. Education forms the backbone of everything we believe in at Muscle Nerds and The Institute of Physical Culture.