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The Future Is Female Powerlifting

English, Cultural, 2 seasons, 100 episodes, 4 days, 2 hours, 9 minutes
Join powerlifting gym owner Heidi Dehnel and her influential guests for an intimate, off-the-cuff conversation about training, family, business, and owning who you are. The Future Is Female Powerlifting shares heartfelt and hilarious stories of successful women across the world. Asked how they made it, the challenges and opportunities they faced along the way, the lessons they’ve learned, the insights they’ve gained, and what advice would they would give a woman looking to powerlift. New episode every week.
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#99 Managing Nerves and Performing Your Best w/ Mental Skills Coach Roger Kitchen Jr.

Developing the skill to perform consistenly well in a meet is not something that comes easy. Just like each kilo earned, performing under pressure is a skill that is developed over time with reps and sets. Today, NCAA Mental Skills Coach and owner of Power Mental Performance Coaching Roger Kitchen Jr. discuss the ways he […]
1/29/202342 minutes, 2 seconds
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#95 3 Things Holding You Back From Your Next PR

Let’s talk about Bandaids vs Solutions. Today Dr. Kaytlyn Wells of Beyond Recovery Physical Therapy and I discuss why there might be things you are doing that are holding back from hitting your next PR. Listen as we go over: Understanding Mobility vs flexibility: think about the demands you impose on your body (as well […]
10/14/202250 minutes, 44 seconds
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#94 How Writing Can Be Transformative with Elite Powerlifter, Writer & Professor Janna Moretti

From her first construction paper-bound book at age 8, Janna Moretti knew she loved writing. Like many of us, our lives take twists and turns that lead our career and life paths in different directions, as did Janna. Luckily, at almost the age of 30, she found herself back studying and pursuing her first love, […]
10/7/202247 minutes, 7 seconds
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#93 Lesson on Handling Nerves, Stress & Cutting with International Elite Powerlifter Liz Ribaudo

Many of us have doubted ourselves before stepping on the platform, and it’s always nice to hear some of the strongest lifters in the world also do the same. Today, Liz Ribaudo candidly opens up about her struggles not only with feelings of self-doubt but the stress that results in a lifting session that just […]
9/25/20221 hour, 8 seconds
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#90 Grit & Grind with International Elite Powerlifter, Barbara Lee

Looking back at Barbara’s first meet, you’d think she probably would have quit right then. Most people would. Instead, she found the tenacity in sticking with it, which ultimately led her to be the #7 World Ranked Womens 165lbs. Her development both physically and mentally has been astounding. Today Barabara and I relive her journey […]
8/26/202255 minutes, 25 seconds
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#89 Shoulder Pain? The Exercise You’re Not Doing But Should Try

I never thought that one exercise would change my shoulder pain as much as this exercise has, but it has and I have to tell everyone about it. Today we talk about the benefits of one of the simplest exercises you can incorporate into your training for your shoulder pain & injury prevention. Listen as […]
8/19/202221 minutes, 7 seconds
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#88 5 Tips To Recovering From Injuries w/ Dr. Kaytlyn Wells

“You can still lift, you should still lift and it’s possible to keep improving your lifts while you’re injured.” Dr. Kaytlyn Wells from Beyond Recovery Physical Therapy breaks down the ways she helps her clients every day recover from injuries while still progressing in their training and lifts. Listen as we go over: Her background […]
8/12/202241 minutes, 33 seconds
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#87 “The American Pro” Founders Micah Marino & Ana Perez

As one of the most anticipated meets of the year begins to take stage, I sit down with “The American Pro” founders Micah Marino & Episode 19 guest Ana Perez, for a behind-the-scenes breakdown of what this amazing meet has in store for us. And believe me, it is not going to disappoint. “Fight or […]
7/28/20221 hour, 46 seconds
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#86 Paralympic Games Bronze Medalist Louise Sugden

After retiring from International wheelchair basketball in 2016, Louise Sugden was looking for something else she could compete in. Finding she was suited for powerlifting, Louise was hooked. After only being in the sport for 9 months, Louise went to the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 where she medaled in silver. She continued to kickass […]
4/5/202231 minutes, 17 seconds
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#85 Shoes For Powerlifting

Choosing the right shoe to compete in can take some thought and consideration. The right shoe can feel more stable, create a better position for your lift and help facilitate good technique. The wrong shoe can pitch you forward, create instability and leave you in a less than optimal position. Today we talk about the […]
3/19/202228 minutes, 39 seconds
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#84 Powerlifting Over 40: 5 Things To Consider As We Get Older

Powerlifting is not just a sport for the young and it’s no surprise that we see more and more masters lifters competing. As we continue to train, there are some things to consider to help prolong the longevity of your competitive career as well as keep aches and pains at a minimum. Timestamps are available […]
3/11/202228 minutes, 16 seconds
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#83 Perceived Competence of Visibly tattooed Women with Elite Powerlifter Dr. Ayngelia “Star” Ara

Though visible tattoos have become more mainstream within the last decade or so, there are still prevailing social-cultural views of tattoos and the individual who wears them.  Seen as deviant, criminalistic, or immoral, many of these perceptions are generational and biased towards little understanding of the tattoed community, especially amongst scholars. Dr. Ayngelia “Star” Ara, […]
2/25/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 44 seconds
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#82 Unwritten Rules In Powerlifting

In any sport, there are ways you behave that not only are respectful to others but show good sportsmanship. Today we go over some areas that you might want to keep in mind when competing in powerlifting. These are not all, just some major areas to understand. Record hunting Warm-up Etiquette  Meet-day Etiquette Being respectful […]
2/19/202224 minutes, 30 seconds
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#81 How To Pick Meet Attempts For Powerlifting

How do you pick your attempts on meet day? Do you have a plan or go off of feel? In this episode, we go over how we select attempts for our athletes. Listen as we go over: What is a reasonable amount to attempt relative to your current 1 rep max Pitfalls of going off […]
2/12/202220 minutes, 45 seconds
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#80 Type 1 Diabetic & International Elite Masters Powerlifter, Linda Franklin

As someone who started training “late” in her mid 40’s, Linda Franklin sure has made a dent in the strength world. Initially starting with CrossFit, she cleaned her way up to a top 40 ranking nationwide in her age group. After a few injuries and surgeries, her coach suggested trying powerlifting as a way to […]
2/4/202232 minutes, 16 seconds
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#79 Living Authentically with Queer Eye Contestant Angel Flores

Banging & clanging at Austin Texas Liberation Barbell is where Angel Flores felt most at home. That was not always the case stepping out of the gym- until five fabulous people came marching through the doors and lit her up like a whiff of ammonia. Season six of the hit reality television show Queer Eye featured […]
1/29/202254 minutes, 29 seconds
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#78 The First Female National Guard Ranger School Graduate, 1LT Emily Lilly

“I overheard them saying, ‘Women can’t even meet the physical standards to go to Ranger school’. That rubbed me the wrong way because I didn’t like being told I couldn’t do something because I’m a woman.” That would mark the beginning of history in the making for First Lieutenant Emily Lilly who became the first […]
1/22/202248 minutes, 25 seconds
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#77 Fatphobia, Weight Bias & Taking Up Space with Kanoelani Patterson

Fat, Black, Hawaiian, Activist, and Licensed Master Social Worker advocating for social justice for children & marginalized communities. Kanoelani Patterson is not quite about who she is and what she stands for. In a time when the standard of health & fitness are still surrounded by ideals of becoming smaller, Kanoelani claps back. As a […]
1/9/202236 minutes, 8 seconds
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#76 Peeing During Your Lifts? Pelvic Floor Health with Dr. Brianna Durand

There is one question I am consistently asked as a coach, “Is peeing during my lift normal?”. Today we’re going to clarify just that. I am joined by the fabulous Dr. Brianna Durand who is not only a Physical Therapist who specializes in treating orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions but is also a competitive powerlifter […]
12/20/202139 minutes, 11 seconds
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#75 World Record Deadlift Holder Whitney Baxley

Never really into the gym, Whitney Baxley’s husband bought her a membership hoping she would grow to enjoy it. After canceling her membership because of a lack of attendance, Whitney realized she wanted to stick with the training. Urged by her husband Nate, and now coach, Whitney fell in love with the process and soon […]
12/5/202131 minutes, 45 seconds
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#74 Empowering Women One Rep At A Time with Brittainy Chown

From a 140lbs collegiate track athlete worrying about getting too big, to loving and accepting her body as she gained the weight & strength, Brittainy Chown’s mindset has come a long way. And so has her purpose. Succession planning towards being a colligate track coach, Brittainy’s career took a turn when she decided that being […]
11/30/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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#73 The Main Event Project: “We’re Not Just A Side Show”

Taking the powerlifting community by storm, the ladies of the Main Event Project are here to make an impact for years to come. Comprised of Elite powerlifters Tara Duncan, Leah Reichman, Allison Hind, and Amber Hansen, MEP is a non-profit organization focusing on empowerment, education, and most importantly, equality for women in sports. Beginning first […]
11/19/202156 minutes, 8 seconds
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#72 Redefining Powerlifting & Autoimmune Illness with Christie Hoffmeyer Chappell

A devoted athlete throughout her young life, Christies life slapped her in the face when she suddenly gained 30lbs over the summer at just 15 years old. This dramatic and unusual weight gain led her to discover she had Hashimotos disease, an autoimmune illness that plagues the body with numerous symptoms such as fatigue, aches […]
11/13/202156 minutes, 41 seconds
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#71 Becoming Mentally Strong with Coach Riley Presnell

As a powerlifting coach, International Elite powerlifter, WRPF ref, and small business owner, Riley Presnell is blazing the way to help grow the powerlifting community. With a background in psychology & decades of competitive sports, combining the physical and mental aspects of strength seemed to fit perfectly for her. Riley’s purpose, as she shares in […]
11/2/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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#70 Believing You Can with #2 Ranked Kiersten Scurlock

“I spent the first couple years in powerlifting trying to fit into the 165 weight class”. “…the moment I let myself do that (get bigger), my lifts got stronger. Significantly stronger, like 500lbs in 3 years.” Often overlooked, but largely important is letting go of a body ideal that sometimes, is not ideal for our […]
10/14/202142 minutes, 46 seconds
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#69 All-Time Female Record Deadlift Holder, Tamara Walcott

Looking back a few years, Tamara “Dove” Walcott’s biggest strength goal was hitting a 495lbs deadlift. Fast forward to The Showdown Meet on September 25th 2021, she pulled an All-Time World Record Deadlift of 636lbs (288.5kg), exceeding the 3-year record previously held by C.C Ingram by 14 lbs. Doves magnetic positive energy draws you to […]
10/8/202142 minutes, 18 seconds
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#68 Air Force’s 2020 Top Female Athlete & #3 Ranked 198 Multiply lifter, Capt. Amber Hansen

With over 20 meets under her belt competing in both raw and multiply, Amber is a force to be reckoned with. With over 20 meets under her belt competing in both raw and multiply, Amber is a force to be reckoned with. Recently taking 1st in the 198 weight class at 2021 Bucked Up Showdown […]
10/2/202134 minutes, 37 seconds
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#67 Nutrition, Supplementation and Powerlifting with Heidi & Deven

Figuring out your nutrition can sometimes be daunting. Information changes, “new” diets pop-up, and we find ourselves thinking, what is the best way to take care of my nutrition? As nutrition coaches, we’ve had to filter through some bs and myths over the years. We do this in order to give our clients information that […]
9/17/202151 minutes, 1 second
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#66 Domestic Violence Victim Rights Advocate and Elite Powerlifter Sarah Strong

Glancing into @StrongSarah Instagram, you see a happy, badass powerlifter who occasionally trains with her two beautiful children around. There is a wonderful aura around her. But Sarah has built that strength over the years, through some of the worse pain no person should ever have to endure. This is her story, and she shares […]
9/9/202142 minutes, 7 seconds
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#65 Managing Expectations with Heidi & Deven

Are you aware of your expectations and the effort you put into warranting those expectations when it comes to your health and strength journey? The end goal of understanding your expectations is to minimize the potential for unnecessary letdowns. Whether it’s returning back after COVID or comparing yourself to other lifters, managing your expectations can […]
8/17/202155 minutes, 29 seconds
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“A Storm Is Coming” With Powerlifting Phenom Hunter Henderson

“I’ve never told anyone this, but right before I hit the platform I…”. This is just one of the many gems rising powerlifting and bodybuilding star Hunter Henderson shares with us in this fun, off-the-cuff interview about what she does to keep striving for the top. Hunter is ranked #2 in the world amongst men […]
7/12/202138 minutes, 13 seconds
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#63 Strong Women Lift Each Other Up With Gabriela Angulo Delaney

From a very young age, Gaby can remember how her weight affected her life. As her family grew concerned for her health, Gaby started to work towards losing weight with a “professional”. Unfortunately common, some well-intended trainers lack knowledge & experience to guide people in a sustainable balanced manner. Gaby was coached to eat extremely […]
4/16/20211 hour, 39 seconds
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#62 Standing In Strength with Laarni Mulvey

Filipino American Women’s Strength Advocate, Author, Speaker, and Powerlifter, Laarni Mulvey, is the Founder of Strong and Mighty Company. Finding her own inner strength allowed her to channel her voice focusing on encouraging women to harness their own unique power and strength. Using her voice here today, I have the pleasure of sharing her powerful […]
3/26/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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#061 Top 7 Mistakes Made At Weigh-Ins

Not sure how to prepare for your weigh-ins? We’ve got you covered! Today we cover the Top 7 Mistakes made at weigh-ins and hopefully, you can be a bit more prepared for your next meet. Though this episode will cover mainly a USPA weigh-in, many of these areas cross over to other federations and will […]
3/11/202120 minutes, 44 seconds
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#060 Powerlifting for Mental Health – The Advantages & Warning Signs

Joining me again for another knowledge bomb episode is Dr. Vanessa Gale, The Strength Gals powerlifting coach and developer of the Holistic Alignment Strategy. Today we explore the mental and physical advantages of powerlifting as well as the warning signs that you may be too critical towards yourself. In this episode, Vanessa discusses why having […]
2/22/202139 minutes, 56 seconds
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#059 Unlocking True Superwoman Strength with Vanessa Gale

I do a lot. I’m a wife, mom of 3, strength gym owner, podcaster, powerlifting judge, coach & meet director. I probably juggle at least 5 of those hats daily. So when Dr. Vanessa Gale and I were discussing what she does to help women who like to do it all live more mentally, physically, […]
11/24/202035 minutes, 33 seconds
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#058 “You Look Like A Man” Creator & 2019 Strongest Woman World, Jessica Fithen

“Wow I just threw up in my mouth a little”, “It’s a shame what that physique does to the boobs” and the ever-popular, “You look like a man”. These are just a few of the many unsolicited comments made towards females in athletics. Strangers who feel compelled to attack and verbally abuse women based on […]
11/13/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 5 seconds
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#056 How To Implement “5th Set” Principles As A System w/ Swede Burns & Sin Leung

I was honored to once again have Swede Burns & Sin Leung for this awesome, comprehensive breakdown of the “5th Set” principles as a system not only for powerlifting training but as management for just about anything. Swede’s powerlifting program, “5th Set”, is regarded as one of the best systems for powerlifting & competition.  If […]
9/17/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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#055 Nurse Anesthetist, Mother & Elite Powerlifter Kelley Spohrer

Like many of us, powerlifting came at a time when we were rebuilding who we were as a woman. Focusing on a skill that challenges & tests what your body can achieve is exciting. 3 years later, 15 meets deep (including a highly coveted Arnold) and a 463 WILKS, I’d say Kelley Spohrer has taken […]
6/12/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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#054 Raw & Equipped: Competing, Training & Federations With Christina Myers

Coach Christina Myers and I go over the divisions of competing in Powerlifting as it relates to Raw & Equipped. Listen as we go over: 4:00, What is Raw competing? What can you wear and not wear 25:30, What is Equipped powerlifting 34:00, Training Equipped vs raw (Monolifts, ER racks, walk-outs) 48:10, Why train & […]
5/8/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 23 seconds
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#053 From Rock Bottom To IFBB Pro/Elite Powerlifter With Anne Sheehan

It took Anne Sheehan 16 years to achieve her International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) Pro card, but just a moment to realize the potential sobriety could bring her. Like many families who are ambivalent towards drinking, Anne was introduced to alcohol at a young age. As such, much of her life weight training went hand-in-hand […]
5/1/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 20 seconds
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#052 “The Strength Gals”, Coaches Vanessa Gale & Alyssa Hartman

When the reputable coaching staff at “The Strength Guys” decided to expand and open “The Strength Gals”, Alyssa Hartman & Vanessa Gale where the 2 selected, amongst dozens who applied. Here’s why. As the Athlete Representative for USA Powerlifting, Vanessa has been coaching, volunteering, and assisting in the world of powerlifting for over a decade. […]
4/23/202049 minutes, 18 seconds
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#051 Discovering Strength With Coach Trevor Jaffe

Young, shy and a self-proclaimed chubby kid, Coach Trevor Jaffe found strength & confidence in the gym at an early age. Encouraged by his noticeable strength increases, Trevor decided to pick up a copy of Powerlifting USA and contrary to what you might think, felt defeated. Unaware of the differences of geared versus raw lifting, […]
4/19/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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#050 Unchained Strength with Christy Senay

Qwerking, chihuahuas and White Claws. These are probably some of the many things Christy Senay is known for. What is not so known is the tender and vulnerable side of Christy, the side shared with us in this episode. From powerlifting in the Midwest to transitioning to Strongman and moving to the West Coast, Christy […]
4/16/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 52 seconds
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#049 COVID-19 Training: How To Maintain Muscle & Motivation w/ Coach Julia Anto

Join Elite FTS Coach Julia Anto and I as we discuss ways we can maximize training away from the gym. How can we take bodyweight or lightweight exercises and intensity them as well as staying motivated during these difficult times. In this episode, Julia and I dive deep into making bodyweight exercises harder. Listen as […]
4/3/202036 minutes, 42 seconds
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#048 Ultra Runner to Elite Masters Lifter With Kim Wilson

Kim Wilson has never known a fitness obstacle that she did not tackle. 50k Train Run? Sure thing. Training with Rheumatoid Arthritis? I’ll work around it. Crossfit open? Yea, that sounds fun! Powerlifting? Sign me up for 3 meets in the next 3 months. Did I mention she is 50 years old? You can say […]
3/26/202049 minutes, 14 seconds
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#047 Programming, BFR & Training With Melissa Avanesian

As a professor at Columbus State University, Melissa Avanesian is helping the next generation become better coaches one squat at a time. An Elite powerlifter and creator of the widely popular Facebook group “Powerlifting Women” (which reaches almost 20,000 users), Mel has been pivotal in helping women powerlifters connect with each other over the last […]
3/19/202056 minutes, 27 seconds
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#046 Brittany Kohnke: Helping Others Find Beauty In Strength

A former collegiate softball athlete, Brittany Kohnke found herself taking a larger interest in fitness during college. She admired the fit physiques that graced the magazines and soon embarked towards competing in bodybuilding, just as these women did. After 12 weeks she was leaner than she had ever been, however, competing in figure lead her […]
3/12/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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#045 Top 3 Glute Exercises with Elite FTS Coach Julia Anto

Elite FTS Coach Julia Anto is back and breaking down her FAVORITE exercises to develop great glutes! Listen as we discuss her Top 3 Glute exercises as well as variations of them, how to load them, when to apply them and what exercises might be a waste of your time. Check out Julias Instagram to […]
3/5/202059 minutes, 19 seconds
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#044 Q & A with Randi Lee: Meet Prep, Plant Base Diets, Oracle Cards & more!

Our Q & A is back with Mindset Coach and Int’l Elite Powerlifter Randi Lee! Listen as we discuss questions that were asked on our Instagram & Facebook “Golden Mic” Post! In this episode, Randi and I talk about her new plant base eating and why she made the switch. Listen as we go over: […]
2/27/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 4 seconds
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#043 Chris Tutela: Educate, Motivate & Inspire

Like many strength coaches, weight training slowly starts to integrate by our high school years. Taking that one step further, Chris Tutela began his career at the young age of 18 at Iron Athletes gym ran by his cousin John Alvino. You could say he was meant for this career. But, like many of us […]
2/20/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 40 seconds
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#042 Leah Lutz: From Losing 130lbs To Elite Powerlifter & Strength Coach

With a love of cooking and a little culinary finesse, Leah Lutz could be found preparing some amazing dishes for her family and friends. Teacher by trade and amateur chef at heart, squatting was the furthest thing from her mind. But as Leahs weight slowly progressed, she needed something very different to push her out […]
2/13/202050 minutes, 57 seconds
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#041 Q & A with Julia Anto: Building Muscle Over 50, Recovery Methods, Lifting with Back Injury & more!

Our Q & A is back with Elite FTS Coach Julia Anto! Listen as we discuss questions that were asked on our Instagram & Facebook “Golden Mic” Post! In this episode, Julia and I talk about how some recovery methods that don’t suck. Listen as we go over: Tips/ advice for someone just getting into […]
2/7/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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#040 Chris Duffin: Never Let Your Struggle Become Your Identity

From sleeping in an ice-cold pickup truck to catching rattlesnakes barehand at 6 years old, Chris Duffin’s upbringing was unconventional and surreal. Better known to the powerlifting community as “The Mad Scientist of Strength”, Chris discovered his strength by embracing his fear and facing the pain. As we discuss his autobiography, The Eagle and the […]
1/30/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 22 seconds
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#039 Q & A with Christina Myers: Period weight gain, DNA Genetic testing, Protein intake & more!

Our Q & A is back with coach Christine Myers! Listen as we discuss questions that were asked on our Instagram & Facebook “Golden Mic” Post! In this episode, Christina and I talk about how to balance nutrition in your offseason. Listen as we go over: How should one handle body composition insecurities in powerlifting? […]
1/23/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 24 seconds
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#038 Shawna Mendelson: Women’s Top 5 Strongest of All Time

Prior to her life in iron, Shawna Mendelson stemmed from an unlikely background, fashion design. While working in NY’s “Garment District” designing and selling textiles for women’s wear, she finished her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. Soon after though, Shawna’s life would be forever changed by bench press meet her brother decided to enter… […]
1/16/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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#037 Q & A with Christina Myers: Ideal Meet Prep Time, Hybrid Athlete, Burnout, IG’s We Follow & more!

Our Q & A is back with coach Christine Myers! Listen as we discuss questions that were asked on our Instagram & Facebook “Golden Mic” Post! In this episode, Christina and I talk about what to do when you burnout and some ways to mitigate those feelings. Listen as we go over: 4:41, Best tips […]
12/25/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 28 seconds
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#036 Jen Thompson: 11x I.P.F World Champ Not Slowing Down

Known as a massive bencher, 132lbs Jen Thompson has been steadily climbing the WILKS ranks for over 20 years. With a record bench of 319.6lbs, Jen also holds a 1,101 total and a whopping 548 WILKS which is just insanely strong. It’s no wonder she’s an 11x IPF World Champ. Strong, confident and full of […]
12/19/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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#035 Tips For Your First Powerlifting Meet

Got questions about your first powerlifting meet? Not sure what to eat or how to calculate your attempts? Listen as I talk about everything you need to know leading up to meet day! In this episode, I break down various parts of gearing up for your first meet. Listen as I go over: Featured Guest/People […]
12/2/201950 minutes, 23 seconds
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#034 Q & A with Christina Myers: Supercompensation, When To Test Maxes, Training Setbacks & More

Our Q&A is back with coach Christine Myers! Listen as we discuss questions that were asked on our Instagram & Facebook! In this episode, Christina and I talk about Supercompenstiaon and how to utilize it properly peaking for a meet. Listen as we go over: Should we test 1-rep maxes week before meet? Breathing during […]
11/1/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 24 seconds
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#033 Apeman Elite 2019: The Ladies Behind The Lifts

I had the privilege to sit and talk to some of the amazing ladies competing at the Apeman Elite 2019 in San Diego, CA. The weekend was filled with strong, focused lifters and we even witnessed 2 World Records being broken by the NEW #1 female in the 148 weight class, Marianna Gasparyan. In these […]
10/27/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 25 seconds
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#032 Swede Burns: Desire, Emotion & Knowledge

The magical space between stimulus and response is the ever-powerful decision of choice. The response we choose can either bring us growth & freedom, or heartache & regret. As the American Psychologist William James once said “A man can alter his life by altering his thinking”…we too can use our thoughts to take hold of […]
9/27/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 24 seconds
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#31 Frances Manias: Strong Women Can Change The World

Uniting a world of strong women takes more than one person, it takes a sisterhood. Understanding her role in this unity of women, Frances Manias fulfilled her calling towards gathering strong like-minded women from around the world. Accomplished, passionate and driven to encourage women towards the bar, Frances joined forces with two of the top […]
9/5/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 16 seconds
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#30 Chari Hensler: The Journey Within

Like so many of us, our lives pivot in ways we would have never predicted. No prepares you for difficult roads you’ll inevitably run into or the best way to deal with those adversities as they come up. Life is complicated and when that involves marriage and children, things become even harder to understand. Chari […]
8/23/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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#029 Kelsey Horton: Titan Games Strong Mom

It is not often our small community of powerful women are recognized on a national level, but NBC Titan Games competitor and Elite powerlifter Kelsey Horton made us all proud displaying her strength, poise and quads that could crush a crocodile with just a sneeze. Ambitious, kind and funny as hell, Kelsey is a mom […]
8/10/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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#028 Chilasa King: Self Love Is The Greatest Medicine

Amidst the recent chatter circulating the fitness industry, one strong woman is steadfast on breaking her silence. Chilasa King, powerlifter and former longtime girlfriend to Larry Wheels came forward with news that shocked many, but not one. Recounting the years that lead to the night she publicly shared, Chilasa opens up about why she feels […]
8/2/20192 hours, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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#027 Ashley Contorno: Dr. Veggie Lifter

Elite Powerlifting Vegetarian is three words that usually don’t go together, but Ashley Contorno makes it happen seamlessly. As a matter of fact, let’s add Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of South Bay Strength Co….and things just got more unbelievable. With an energy that is contagious, Ashley seems to challenge many stereotypes head-on. She […]
7/25/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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#026 Cryssa Dragon: Fierce, Strong & Full Of Fire

Though not born with the last name, Cryssa undoubtedly embodies the traits of a Dragon. Strong, ambitious and not one to back down from a challenge, she takes on life’s maneuvers head-on and focuses her mind on the finish line. Currently transitioning from EMT into firefighter/paramedic, Cryssa Dragon has learned to style step her powerlifting […]
7/18/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 7 seconds
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#025 Christina Myers: USAPL AL Meet Director Making Waves

Stepping into gymnastics while barely learning her ABC’s, Christina Myers has always known the disciplined environment of being an athlete. As a high-level competitor, Christina’s life took an unexpected turn that closed one door, yet flew open another. This change ultimately led her down the path to the dark side we all love so much, […]
7/12/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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#024 Laura Phelps: The Queen Bee Of Powerlifting

Being the first woman to ever total 11x her bodyweight, you can say Laura Phelps is pretty damn strong. Her numerous world records still hold true even after several years of retirement. Laura is still ranked #2 All-Time Best lifter in multi-ply (men & women) right behind the legendary Dave Hoff with an astonishing 776 […]
7/4/20191 hour, 12 minutes
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#023 Heather Connor: Becoming Who You’re Meant To Be

Training to be the IPF World Champ does not come easy. That title is carved with endless hours in the gym and a discipline to training that goes beyond the norm. And though she is the ONLY IPF Powerlfiter to deadlift quadruple her bodyweight, Heather Conners growth has come more from within, than from on […]
6/28/20191 hour, 58 minutes, 57 seconds
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#022 Carina Davis: Fearlessly Unstoppable

Laughter fills the air when you are within any vicinity to Carina Davis. Kind, down to earth and always with a smile, Carina brings an energy to the room that can only be described as magnetic. Though full of life with a fearlessness to progress, Carina began her fitness journey battling life-threatening viral meningitis. Surviving […]
6/21/20191 hour, 10 minutes
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#021 Melissa Fulgencio: Legal Strength At Any Size

Discipline, focus, and strength. Three words that best describe Melissa Fulgencio’s care for each of the clients she represents. Her passion to help small to mid-size businesses have lead her to start her own “client-focused” practice, Uplift Law. From So-Cal Powerlifting to OC Strength Club, Melissa has represented those who are truly looking for an […]
6/7/201955 minutes, 52 seconds
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#020 Chakera “CC” Ingram: A Phoenix Rising From The Ashes

Within the powerlifting community, the name “CC” has become synonymous with greatness. Young, ambitious and strong as hell, Chakera “CC” Ingram brought the fire each meet, demolishing world record after world record with no end in sight. She stormed the powerlifting community with what seemed like an overnight success yet as you will soon find […]
5/23/20192 hours, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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#019 Ana Perez: Don’t Let The Past Steal Your Present

Ana Perez is no stranger to struggle. Born into addiction, Ana was sold at just 2 weeks old by her birth mother for drugs. As a young teen, she was faced with life changing experiences that made turning to drugs an easy decision. Addicted and struggling to stay clean, Ana found herself at a crossroads […]
5/10/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 43 seconds
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#018 Q&A with Amanda Kohatsu, Kristy Senay & Ciarra Hutton

We’re having our second Q&A with Amanda “Haparican” Kohatsu and BONUS guests Kristy “Krispy_Kremez” Senay & Ciarra “Ciarralifts” Hutton! Listen as we discuss questions that were asked on our Instagram & Facebook as well as go over Amanda’s personal struggles she is dealing with at the moment. Check our Youtube for the 1st recording of […]
4/28/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 51 seconds
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#017 Marcia Darbouze, DPT: Stronger Than Autoimmune Disease

Doctor of Physical Therapy, small business owner, apparel designer, strongwoman & powerlifting competitor. Marcia Darbouze has worn more hats in the last 10 years than most but none has pivoted her life more than the hat she never wanted, Auto Immune Disease. Marcia takes me through her difficult times realizing when her body was not […]
4/12/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 3 seconds
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#016 Randi Lee: Helping Women Find Their Purpose

“I’ll NEVER be a Super Heavy Weight”. Words Randi Lee has repeated to herself many times. As women in strength sports, many of us look to make a lighter weight class not only to have a better wilks score, but secretly to not be associated with a heavier bodyweight. When Randi let go of the […]
3/29/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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#015 Conjugate, Female Triad & Pre-Comp Nerves

We’re having our first Q&A with Elite FTS Coach, Julia Anto! Listen as we discuss questions that were asked on our Instagram & Facebook! In this episode, Julia and I talk about some programming thats near and dear to her, Conjugate. Listen as we go over: Female Triad Dynamic Effort, Max Effort & Repetition Method […]
3/15/201934 minutes, 15 seconds
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#014 Sin Leung: Vulnerability Is True Strength

Life takes us down a road that has many twists and turns. Sometimes with more heartache than happiness. These experiences can harden our hearts and shield us from ever feeling hurt again. However, as the leader of authenticity Brené Brown wrote ” Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to […]
3/1/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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#013 Leo Richardson: From Humble Beginnings, Comes Great Things

At almost every National level USPA meet or higher, you will see this beefy, green shirt woman with a Colgate smile checking you in. She not only unfolds your stinky socks to check length, but also emails you a membership card, updates your new meet records and is probably handing you your medal. That woman […]
2/15/201955 minutes, 51 seconds
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#012 Ellen Stein & Swede Burns: Please Send Nudes…

In a time when the sport of female powerlifting is flooded by the 35 & under, Ellen Stein is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with at the age of 65. She not only dominates her weight class for her age, but gives every 6okg lifter a damn run for their money (me included!). She […]
2/1/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
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#011 Yessica Martinez: The Challenge Is The Way

Being able to take a obstacle head on can sometimes not only feel daunting, but scary. Learning something new, that you will probably will suck in, can be exhausting, frustrating and can lead you to question your own capabilities. But those moments of struggle is where we grow, and Yessica Martinez has turned every challenge […]
1/18/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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#010 Stacy “Bama” Burr: Awakening The Greatness Within

Making an impact is one of the most important aspects of Stacy Burrs life. From life changing career moves to opening her own gym, Stacy has taken on each adversity with a tenacity for life. Her bright and joyful personality reminds us to never lose hope of the person you know you are and who […]
1/4/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 28 seconds
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#009 Ivy Knight: The Brainchild Behind “Girls Who Powerlift”

I don’t think there is a female powerlifter out there that hasn’t heard of “Girls Who Powerlift”. From the infamous Peach Gang shorts to their striking “Defiant” t-shirts, Ivy Knight has carved her way into the female community and apparel world of powerlifting.  Ivy and GWP are more than just a brand, they are a small […]
12/22/201839 minutes, 11 seconds
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#OO8 Ashley Deal: Creating a Community of Strongwomen, One Atlas Stone At A Time

A strong beautiful woman is easy to come by, but one who is welcoming, genuine and doesn’t mind dropping an f-bomb when it’s needed, is a rarity. Florida’s Strongest Woman, the vivacious Ashley Deal has an infectious personality and a heart of gold. She is fiercely taking on the mission to be a resource for […]
12/6/201854 minutes, 53 seconds
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#007 Julia Anto: Elite FTS Coach Reinventing Herself

Imagine driving automatic for most of your adult life, then deciding you should learn how to drive stick? Well that’s how transitioning from geared to raw powerlifting is for veteran powerlifter Julia Anto. Former Division 1 Strength & Conditioning coach turned Elite FTS coach, Julia has judo chopped stereotypes in the jugular for almost 20 […]
11/29/201858 minutes, 19 seconds
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#006 Sherine Marcelle: The Unstoppable CEO of Sisters of Powerlifting

Self-proclaimed gamer and all-around strong ass lifter, CEO of Sisters of Powerlifting Sherine Marcelle is an unstoppable woman. At a time when most would meekly crumble in despair, Sherine lifted herself up and gave adversity the bird. Make no mistake, Sherine shares her difficulty struggling with self-image and confidence. However, like many of us who […]
11/23/201849 minutes, 17 seconds
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#005 Sam Calhoun: Organized Chaos to USAPL Raw National Champ

The 63kg weight class at the 2018 USAPL Raw Nationals is arguably one of the toughest division there is. With ferociously strong women like Jen Millican and Jen Thompson, Sam Calhoun knew she had some of the toughest competition she would ever face. Yet, she did not waver. Sam shares her arduous journey from the […]
11/15/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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#004 Shana Miller: From Dark Times to A Life Of Love & Powerlifting

She’s sweet as bourbon but that’s not all Kentucky native Shana Miller is known for. In 5 years, she’s tackled 13 meets in 4 weight classes, claimed an All Time World Record at 97lbs AND went on to build a phenomenal physique for bodybuilding. Her best lifts in the 123 weight class (where she weighed […]
11/8/20181 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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#003 Amanda “Haparican” Kohatsu: Overcoming Exercise Addiction, Lessons In Injuries and Owning Who You Are

Sports bra, booty shorts and hair flips. That alone should tell you how Amanda Kohatsu owns who she is. From domestic violence, to exercise addiction, to a life changing back injury, Amanda has evolved into a woman who doesn’t sit back and watch life crumble before her. She is a successful personal trainer who pushes […]
10/31/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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#002 Susan Salazar: The Makings of a Bodybuilding Powerlifter

Susan Salazar knows how to get jacked and strong. She has worked her way up to an IFBB Bodybuilding professional, competing in over 15 shows in the last 14 years. More notably, Susan was the first woman in 2017 to ever hold a 602 wilks in sleeves with an 1190.5 (540kg) total at 132lbs bodyweight. […]
10/31/201836 minutes, 33 seconds
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#001 Welcome To The Show

Join 60kg powerlifting Gym Owner Heidi Dehnel and her influential guests for an intimate, off the cuff conversations about training, family, business and owning who you are.  The Future Is Female Powerlifting podcast shares heartfelt, hilarious stories of successful women across the world. Asking how they made it, the challenges and opportunities they faced along […]
10/31/20182 minutes, 57 seconds