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Episode 33, Building Mobility & Managing Injuries

Episode 33, Building Mobility & Managing Injuries

August 20, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Welcome back to Strong Woman Radio!
    • Standing desks
    • How/why Stacy brought her walking desk to the office, and how it is promoting weight-loss for the first time in years! And all the other amazing benefits she has been experiencing since
    • Vivian's suggestion on how Stacy can help heal her hip
    • There are ways to make your own standing desk
    • Vivian's feelings on her training as of late
    • The benefits of yoga
    • The people Stacy follows on Instagram for yoga inspiration
  • Welcome Heather (20:54)
    • Heather just signed up for her first strongman competition
    • Her experience with starting strongman
    • Strategy with placement in competitions
    • Knowing where your stability limits are at when warming up for a specific lift 
    • Emotions when lifting 
  • Thanks for tuning in! 
  • We will schedule Heather to come on the show again to share on her first competition
  • What a novice competition is and how you get an invitation to nationals
  • No show next week, but we will be back again soon! 
  • Outro (52:59)
Episode 32, Recap on Training Sessions

Episode 32, Recap on Training Sessions

August 5, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's Periscope session for the live lift - follow Viv at MissVFit (watch her Twitter feed for links as well)
    • Stacy's training for her upcoming competition and her injury
    • How Stacy is managing the injury and working on recovery
    • The injuries Vivian has sustained over the years of training
    • Thoughts on the CrossFit Games
    • Stacy and Vivian's perception on the weights and challenges
    • Check out Down South Paleo - such amazing food!
    • Don't forget to submit those questions to
  • Outro (37:27)
Episode 31, Time in the Gym

Episode 31, Time in the Gym

July 30, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
  • Stacy and Vivian are toying around with Periscope and sharing their lift via this channel
  • Today's Show - What a Schedule for Time in the Gym Looks Like (4:22)
    • How does Stacy spend three hours in the gym?
    • How long Vivian typically works out
    • Fueling during long lift sessions
      • The difference between weekday lifts versus weekend lifts
      • Eating before a big lift and how to strategize based on your body and what you respond to - what is typical for Stacy
      • Strongman Sunday, and the pre-lift supplements and snacks
      • Two dinners post lift
    • Solid chunk of time dedicated to mobilization
    • The lifts and how to structure the sets and the reps
    • How the calendar impacts your trainings schedule
    • Recovery and the time post lift
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  • Outro (33:46)
Episode 30, Nia Shanks

Episode 30, Nia Shanks

July 16, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
  • More from Nia and why she is passionate about what she is passionate about (3:51)
    • Your health and fitness choices should empower you
    • What inspired Nia to get into fitness and what inspired her to promote this message?
    • Being positive about your focus right now
    • What other people have to say and validating ourselves through others
    • How Nia launched the Lift Like a Girl brand and what happened when it took off
    • Her training focus these days
    • Offers online distance coaching
    • Tips on getting started with strength training
    • Favorite movements to teach and why
    • Her favorite forms of fuel
  • Find Nia on her site here
  • You can also find all of her resources here, including the book she mentioned on binge eating
  • Thanks everyone, we will be back next week!
  • Outro (43:15)
Episode 29, Latest Victories

Episode 29, Latest Victories

July 9, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Vivian now has a very big belt - champion of USS National 2015
      • The order of events from Vivian's latest competition
      • If you are in the Indiana area be sure to check out LuLu's Coffee Shop
      • Making weight
      • The other competitors
      • Sharing stats on social media and getting coached from a remote location
    • Remote Coaching (11:47)
      • Stacy found an online coach to help her fine-tune her training and take it to the next level
    • Stacy's recent PR wins
    • More from Vivian's competition (you can see pictures from the event on her Instagram)
    • Upcoming competitions that Stacy is registered for
    • Send questions you want Stacy and Vivian to answer to
    • Stacy tuned for some upcoming guests on the show, July has a great lineup!
    • Congratulations to Vivian on her competition!
  • Outro (41:01)
Episode 28, How to Prep for Shows

Episode 28, How to Prep for Shows

June 26, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
  • Thanks all for tuning in - while we will be gone next week, get ready for some great guests in the weeks to follow!
  • Outro (39:39)
Episode 27: Ladies Lift Here

Episode 27: Ladies Lift Here

June 4, 2015

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Welcome to Strong Woman Radio, a sanctuary free of testosterone (except for a few special guests), where ladies who like to lift heavy things can chitchat about the struggles and success that comes with being a woman in a male dominated sport. We welcome listeners of all sports, be it strongman, Crossfit, olympic lifting or more; but be warned we don't like running very much unless we are carrying or dragging something heavy while we do it.

DON'T FORGET TO download, subscribe to and listen to the previous episodes! And as you get familiar with the show, leave those reviews and ratings in iTunes, and send us your questions and comments via the comment form, which can be found here.

Enjoy the show and lift on ladies!

Episode 27, Ladies Lift Here

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Stacy and Viv welcome Amanda from Ladies Lift Here.
    • How Amanda got started and the bathroom incident that inspired the namesake of her women's strength movement.
    • Woman-only shows, including the different atmosphere they provide, and why Stacy now prefers co-ed shows.
    • Upcoming events from Ladies Lift Here.
    • The benefits of training with other women, attending shows with women and promoted by women- especially for novice lifters.
    • The camaraderie between men and women and the wonderfully supportive men that show up to help at women's competitions.
    • Advice from Amanda for anyone who wants to get started in Strongman or lifting.
    • Why watching a women-only show is a blast.
    • Thanks to Amanda for being on the podcast, and for being a great resource for women in this sport! Connect with Amanda on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (and don't forget to use the hashtag #ladieslifthere)!
  • Outro (45:31)
Episode 26, All Sorts of Updates

Episode 26, All Sorts of Updates

May 28, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Stacy was in a deadlift groove when the show was set to record, so next week will feature a very special guest
    • Vivian is now eating with consistency and finding ways to better manage her thyroid condition
    • A bit on Vivian's trip to Europe and exploring on her own
    • The dating app that everyone is using!
    • Dating in the gym
    • Stacy and Matt in the gym
    • Ashley from LivinPaleo preparing for Crossfit Regionals
    • Vivian's and Stacy's mega love for Bubba's
    • Stacy's new favorite protein powder, made from beef and amazingly delicious
    • Vivian's love for noodles, and Stacy's love for broth
    • Workout Randy
    • Vivian and Stacy are going to pair up on a challenge and will announce it once selected
  • Outro (35:09)
Episode 25, Stefani Ruper

Episode 25, Stefani Ruper

May 21, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • We are BACK!!
    • Vivian just got back from a trip to Europe and everyone is happy to have her back in House of Gainz
    • Joining Stacy and Vivian this week is Stefani Ruper, the expert on women's health and author of Sexy by Nature
    • Will be discussing the health effects of cutting weight, and how to build body awareness to see the signs when your body is pushing back against changes you are making
    • Stefani's experience from under eating and what happened 
    • How managing your hormones and long-term health go hand in hand
    • Evaluating your goals and making sure your actions truly match those goals
    • Stefani's closing words on partnering with your body and enriching and nourishing it
    • You can find Stefani on her podcast, Paleo for Womanher site here, and be sure to check out Sexy by Nature
  • Outro (29:25)
Episode 24, Entering into Training with Heather and Nicole

Episode 24, Entering into Training with Heather and Nicole

April 23, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Welcome back to a beverage infused show!
    • On this week's show Nicole and Heather will be sharing on their experience from entering into training
  • More from Nicole & Heather (4:44) 
    • What was exciting when they first got into heavy lifting? 
    • Measuring your strength against your own PRs, not others
    • How they have built out their own home gyms? 
    • Other workouts that Nicole and Heather do in addition to lifting and when
    • Seeking training and programming, especially when you are new to lifting 
    • Achieving gains
    • Surprises from taking on a lifting regimen 
    • Finding and creating a lifting community 
  • Thanks ladies for coming on this week's show! Don't forget to find Nicole on her blog and Heather on her's
  • If this episode sparked questions, please feel free to email - and if you have already submitted a question and it hasn't bene answered yet, please resubmit to
  • Outro (53:47)

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