Strong Woman Radio
Episode 23, Training Alone

Episode 23, Training Alone

April 15, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • From keg carries to keg tosses, evaluating Strongman competitions
    • Congratulations to Courtney on her recent weightlifting competition win!
    • Stacy became a cardio queen while on vacation, walking 2.5 marathons
  • How to Train Alone (17:00)
    • The challenge with finding a program
    • Doing the things you don't necessarily like to do
    • Goal setting and tracking
    • Program suggestions
    • Rest time
  • Q & A (40:14)
    • The question form is broken and we are fixing it, but please send questions to
    • How do you know if knee sleeves are necessary?
    • How to prioritize lifting equipment purchases?
  • Thanks all for joining us! More guests and great show topics to come!
  • Outro (49:21)
Episode 22, Macro Tracking

Episode 22, Macro Tracking

March 26, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
  • Macro Tracking (2:35)
    • Sarah inspired Stacy to track her macros
    • Viv is currently toying with macro tracking
    • Fueling for performance and how macro tracking can help with that
    • Meg is carb cycling, and does high protein majority of the time
    • Stacy's results from high carb days
    • How Meg tracks macros without driving herself crazy
    • Quest Bars and RxBars
    • Stacy's lunch recommendations for protein
    • Stacy's protein shakes have Healthy N Fit protein powder in them
    • Sarah's history with tracking and lifting
    • Shakes vs. whole food form
    • The confusion with flexible dieting
    • Stacy's goals
    • How to handle tracking when you want to cut
    • When you know it is time to change what you are doing
  • Closing Thoughts (54:20)
  • Outro (56:43)
Episode 21, Overtraining

Episode 21, Overtraining

March 19, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Activity trackers, Viv is thinking about getting one
    • Recent workouts in House of Gainz
  • Overtraining (9:08) 
    • With 15.3 coming up, now is the perfect time to talk about overloading and overtraining
    • What overtraining means and the signs
    • The training schedule that is conducive to Stacy's progress
    • Adding in cardio as a form of recovery
    • Listening to your body and what it needs
    • Rest days
    • Deloading 
    • Taking time off before competitions 
  • A YouTube video from Stacy and Viv - find it here
  • What would you like us to cover? What questions do you have? Email or leave them here
  • Stacy is getting ready to go to Florida and Viv is getting ready to go to Europe, so the schedule will be a bit different in April
  • If you enjoy the show, don't forget to leave a review here 
  • Outro (38:31)
Episode 20, The Strongest Southern Bells

Episode 20, The Strongest Southern Bells

March 12, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Welcome back Nicole, and congrats to both you and Viv on your recent win of the title Strongest Southern Bells
    • Don't forget Beyond Bacon is at Costco, so don't forget to pick up a copy!
    • Thoughts on The Open
    • Viv and Nicole's road trip to the competition and the things they enjoyed along the way
    • How the competition went
    • What Viv and Nicole learning about training in an unfamiliar facility
    • The other competitors and the varied backgrounds
    • The benefit of working your weakness
    • Don't cherry pick contests!
    • Nationals is June 28 in Indianapolis
    • Thank you again to Nicole for coming back on this week's show!
  • Outro (44:44)
Strong Woman Radio, Episode 19, Stephanie Gaudreau

Strong Woman Radio, Episode 19, Stephanie Gaudreau

March 5, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Welcome back Steph from Stupid Easy Paleo to talk about nutrition
    • More on Stephanie and the resources available on her site
    • What got Stephanie interested in teaching others about food for training
    • Macro tracking and Stephanie's philosophy
      • Calories do matter, but it boils down to awareness
      • Unless you are trying to push your body composition, being super precise may not be necessary
      • Tracking is a great thing for short term goals, but not a great way to live life
    • Whole food recommendations and why
    • Stacy's tracking and fueling methods
    • Recovery and how food contributes to it
    • Thanks again to Stephanie for joining us on this week's show - don't forget to check out all of her great resources!
    • Stacy's next signing event will be at Paleo f(x), learn more about this great event here
    • Beyond Bacon is now available in Costco stores across the U.S.
  • Outro (1:00:58)
Strong Woman Radio, Episode 18, Kalle Beck

Strong Woman Radio, Episode 18, Kalle Beck

February 27, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Viv finished Cupid's Undie Run and reached her fundraising goal, which means Stacy and Viv will be recording some demo videos on fundamental movements
      • Thank you everyone for the donations!
      • It was very cold, but a lot of fun
    • This weekend Viv is competing in Strongest Southern Bell in Kentucky
    • Stacy is hoping to go to The Arnold
    • Matt And Stacy just found out that there second cookbook, Beyond Bacon, just got picked up in all Costco US stores - available starting March 3
    • Welcome Kalle Beck!
      • Starting Strongman
      • How Kalle started and got involved with strongman training
      • The related worlds of CrossFit and strongman and how the movements are running on parallel tracks
      • Starting Strongman will be sponsoring athletes soon
      • What all Kalle oversees with his athletes
      • How Kalle is using social media to boost strongman awareness
      • How Stacy came to the sport and what made her passionate about its reputation 
      • Making time for productive training and properly fueling it
      • The future on Strongwoman 
    • Thanks again to Kalle for coming on today's show! Don't forget to check out his site Starting Strongman, it has lots of great resources
  • Outro (58:42)
Strong Woman Radio, Episode 17, Ashley Beaver

Strong Woman Radio, Episode 17, Ashley Beaver

February 19, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Welcome Ashley Beaver!
    • More from Ashely on how she got into lifting and made it into her focus
    • The Open
    • Ashely's training schedule and her plans for The Open
    • Lack of weight classes in CrossFit
    • How Ashley decided to go from team to individual competitor with the CrossFit Open
    • CrossFit incorporating Strongman moves into the competition
  • Thanks Ashley for coming on the show!
  • Outro (36:08)
Strong Woman Radio, Episode 16, Diane Fu

Strong Woman Radio, Episode 16, Diane Fu

February 12, 2015

Episode 16, Welcome Diane Fu!

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Welcome from Diane Fu from FuBarbell 
    • More on Diane and how she got into lifting and why she started FuBarbell
    • Q&A with Diane
      • What is it like to train with KStar?
      • What are your warmup and prep recommendations for mobility?
      • Do you see a difference when training men versus women?
      • What should people look for in a coach when determining if they are a good fit to work with?
      • Do you grunt or not grunt in the gym?
      • Cursing in the gym - thoughts?
      • Solution to finding jeans that fit?
      • Who is her favorite tattoo artist and what do you tattoos mean?
      • What drives her as an athlete?
      • Favorite part of your job?
      • How to break bad habits with lifting technique?
      • What is your favorite food? And what does your typical day of eating look like?
    • Find Diane here along with information on how to participate in one of her seminars
  • Outro (1:00:00)
Strong Woman Radio, Episode 15, Check Those Goals

Strong Woman Radio, Episode 15, Check Those Goals

February 5, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Back this week for episode 15, and brace yourself for episode 16 with a very big guest
    • Welcome to this week's guests Nicole and Megan
      • A bit on how all these ladies know each other
    • This week's show will be about new year's goals and how to refine and focus them a bit as we head into February
    • How Nicole and Megan's goals have changed since they started strength training
    • It is OK to feed your squats!
    • What can happen when you get too restrictive
    • You can't have the goal to both lose weight and get stronger, and successfully obtain both of those goals
    • Stacy wrapping up Smolov and thinking ahead to her next competition
    • Long term goals - work towards it, be patient, make good choices
    • Athleta is where the strong women shop
    • Moment to soap box
      • Be a leader as a strength training woman, it is ok to be strong and to eat
    • Thanks Nicole and Megan for coming on this week and sharing you stories and tips!
  • Outro (42:28)
Strong Woman Radio, Episode 14, Back Again

Strong Woman Radio, Episode 14, Back Again

January 27, 2015
  • Intro (0:00)
  • Latest & Greatest (1:14)
    • Look - they are back again!
    • Apologies for the sound quality, since Viv and Stacy now record in person it is a little different
    • The need to pull a truck
    • Stacy got sick with a stomach bug
    • Correcting squat form
    • Viv's weekend - visits to the museum, judging Cold War, and piloting Stacy's new Work Place Paleo program
    • Don't forget about supporting the UNDIE RUN!
      • If she reaches her fundraising goal she will make a training video on the 9 fundamental Crossfit movements
      • All the money raised goes to children with cancer
    • We are low on questions, so be sure to submit those here or email them to
  • Questions & Answers (27:27)
    • Janice - how can I add in carbs without the drastic weight swings?
      • The science
      • Stacy's experience
      • Rob Wolf's thoughts on low carb part 1 and part 2
  • Thanks again everyone for tuning in - we will be back next week!
  • Outro (42:28)

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