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The Fuel Your Strength podcast is all about helping women who lift weights get stronger, fuel themselves (without counting every bite of food), perform better in and out of the gym, and take up space. Strength nutrition strategist and weight lifting coach Steph Gaudreau shares how lifting weights is a catalyst for a more expansive life and how to challenge the status quo around nutrition and fitness. This weekly show brings you discussion about building strength without obsessing about food and exercise, lifting weights, food psychology, and more. You'll learn how to eat, train, recover, listen to your body, and step into your strength.

The Fuel Your Strength podcast is all about helping women who lift weights get stronger, fuel themselves (without counting every bite of food), perform better in and out of the gym, and take up space. Strength nutrition strategist and weight lifting coach Steph Gaudreau shares how lifting weights is a catalyst for a more expansive life and how to challenge the status quo around nutrition and fitness. This weekly show brings you discussion about building strength without obsessing about food and exercise, lifting weights, food psychology, and more. You'll learn how to eat, train, recover, listen to your body, and step into your strength.

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United States

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The Fuel Your Strength podcast is all about helping women who lift weights get stronger, fuel themselves (without counting every bite of food), perform better in and out of the gym, and take up space. Strength nutrition strategist and weight lifting coach Steph Gaudreau shares how lifting weights is a catalyst for a more expansive life and how to challenge the status quo around nutrition and fitness. This weekly show brings you discussion about building strength without obsessing about food and exercise, lifting weights, food psychology, and more. You'll learn how to eat, train, recover, listen to your body, and step into your strength.

Language:

English


Episodes

Understanding Total Daily Energy Expenditure

11/29/2022
In general, we have an oversimplified understanding of our energy intake and our energy expenditure. Only thinking about calories in and calories out does not assess your daily energy needs from a complete point of view. There are many nuances that go into the energy balance discussion for athletic women, and this episode is the place to start. If You Want to Understand Your Daily Energy Expenditure Better, You Should: Remember that energy balance is a more nuanced concept than just saying...

Duration:00:33:21

What is Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)?

11/15/2022
Properly fueling yourself as an athlete, especially if you are an athletic woman over 40, can have a huge impact on your training, strength, and overall health and well-being. Understanding RED-S, or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports, is a key piece of educational information I think every athlete needs to know about. If You are Concerned About RED-S, You Should: Make sure you are eating enough protein and non-protein energy for your trainingWork with a nutrition professional if you are...

Duration:00:35:45

Postpartum Athlete Needs w/ Brianna Battles

11/8/2022
Strength conditioning as an over-40 athlete can be challenging enough on its own, but when you add in the dimension of being a postpartum athlete on top of everything else, special attention is warranted. Bridging the gap between rehab and performance requires an undefined timeline that is unique for you but will ultimately get you back to doing the things that you want to do. If You Are Thinking About Your Postpartum Training Needs, You Should: Don’t be ashamed of your postpartum symptoms...

Duration:00:47:54

The Benefits of Rucking for Women w/ Michael Easter

11/1/2022
Introducing a strength training element into your walking can have major benefits, especially as a woman athlete. A way to make your walking a bit more challenging is through rucking. Rucking is a great opportunity to take the foundational movement pattern of carrying and incorporate it into your training routine easily. If You Want to Start Rucking, You Should: Find a backpack and fill it with a weight that does not exceed ⅓ of your total body weightRemember to carry your pack when going...

Duration:00:38:24

Why You're Struggling with Motivation to Workout

10/25/2022
Are you lacking the motivation or energy to train? I often hear this from women athletes, and it often stems from a lack of fueling or being in a low energy availability state. If you are feeling more tired during your workouts or during daily activities, have to go to sleep hours earlier than normal, or find yourself taking the elevator instead of the stairs because you are just so tired, there is a good chance you are not fueling yourself enough. If You Want To Increase Your Motivation to...

Duration:00:26:20

Inclusive Kettlebell Training

10/18/2022
Diversity and inclusion belong in all areas of the fitness industry. By accepting all body types and sizes, we can help foster a sense of community and inclusion in an industry ravaged by toxic diet culture. I’m joined by Damali Fraiser, a Canadian kettlebell instructor, to talk about her mission of body acceptance in the industry, along with systemic racism and her non-diet approach to fitness. A Non-Diet Approach to Kettlebells See that there are other benefits to movement other than...

Duration:00:39:56

Why Athletic Women Should Toss the Bathroom Scale

10/11/2022
Women are starting to fuel better, lift heavier, recover smarter; they have fewer aches and pains, but yet we still collectively place huge importance on the number we see on the bathroom scale. This can be problematic for women athletes, as that number is not an accurate representation of the gains you are working towards. Key Takeaways If You Want to Change Your Relationship with the Bathroom Scale, You Should: Understand that there are many nuances and complexities when dealing with...

Duration:00:41:23

How to Build an Athlete Mindset Over 40

10/4/2022
One area that I see athletic women over 40 consistently struggling with is the implementation of the high-quality information, techniques, and strategies they know would benefit them to include. Making change can be hard, and there is a mental and emotional challenge to adapting your training as you get older. However, with the right tools and mindset, the rewards of your training and longevity will amaze you. Key Takeaways If you want to effectively implement new training, nutrition, and...

Duration:00:31:51

Making Mobility Practical w/ Coach RT3

9/27/2022
Often we forget what an important part of strength training mobility work is. Mobility work has the reputation of being something that you just tack on or do during a warm-up. But the reality is that mobility work is incredibly important and dictates how you move, how you feel, and the gains that you see in and out of the gym. Key Takeaways If You Want to Make Mobility More of a Priority, You Should: Support online content creators who are sharing this information by saving and sharing...

Duration:00:58:44

CrossFit & Peri/Post-Menopause w/ Shawna Norton

9/20/2022
You can still be a strong badass who can lift heavy as you journey through peri-menopause and post-menopause. But, you have to do it in a way that is a bit different than you did in your 20s. If you are a 40+ woman and not seeing the results you want, holding back on adjusting the way you train as your body transitions is probably the reason. Key Takeaways If You Want To Level Up Your CrossFit Training Through Peri-Menopause, You Should: Find a trainer or program that takes into account...

Duration:00:50:52

Making Strength Gains in Your Late 40s w/ Allison Fitzpatrick

9/13/2022
The idea of gaining strength in your 40s and beyond can seem daunting. But with the right tools, nutrition, and support, it is much easier than you might think. Often we think we know best when it comes to how we can achieve our goals, but in reality, it takes an outside perspective to help you reach a level of health and happiness that you never thought possible. Key Takeaways If You Want to Make Strength Gains in Your 40’s, You Should: Find a coach or program that works to help you get...

Duration:01:01:21

6 Reasons to Hire a Nutrition Coach

9/6/2022
If you want to build muscle, get stronger, see better results and gains in the gym, have more energy, and improve your performance, hiring a nutrition coach could be the best investment you have ever made in yourself. A coach can help you accomplish your goals quicker, focus on a doable way to reach those goals, and provide you with the emotional and social support you need to get there. Key Takeaways If You Want to Get Serious About Your Nutrition, You Should: Stop spending your time,...

Duration:00:31:25

From Endurance to Lifting: Top Sports Nutrition & Training Lessons

8/30/2022
I have been on a journey through fitness, movement, and nutrition my whole life. I rarely take a moment to reflect on my past and all of the ups and downs it took to get to this point. So, what better way to start the new season than share my story with you and the lessons I have learned along the way. Key Takeaways If You Are Ready to Start Taking Care Of Yourself Better, You Should: Learn the necessary amount of fuel and recovery your body needs for your trainingDon’t forget the...

Duration:00:40:23

Protein Intake and Preventing Muscle Loss w/ Victoria LaFont

6/21/2022
If there is one macronutrient that I receive pushback on, it’s protein. That is because it can be hard to increase your protein intake, but that doesn't mean it is without merit to do. If you want to feel good in your body and go throughout the day feeling strong and capable, you need protein, and that's a fact. Key Takeaways If You Want to Enjoy the Benefits of Protein, You Should: Understand the difference between knowledge and implementation when it comes to nutrition scienceFind a...

Duration:01:05:08

Powerlifting and Recovery Tips for the 40+ Athlete w/ Laura Phelps

6/14/2022
As we age, we need to adopt our training and recovery programs in order to see continued performance. This is especially true in the sport of powerlifting, where it is critical to equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to keep your body healthy and ready as you age. Key Takeaways If You Want to Stay Strong in your 40’s and Beyond, You Should: Find a variety of sports such as powerlifting that make you feel good in your bodyAvoid the common conjugate programming mistakes by listening...

Duration:00:51:29

Overtraining, Injury, and Burnout w/ Dr. A'Naja Newsome

6/7/2022
If you have ever been injured in your sport as an athletic person, you know how challenging it can be to get back into it. Not just for your body, but also for your mind. Movement, exercise, mental health, mindset, self-efficacy, and burnout are all connected, which is why it can be extra difficult to come to terms with a change or adaptation in your training routine. This is why it is so important to find harmony in your training, and recovery, as an athletic person. Key Takeaways If...

Duration:00:48:11

Peri-Menopause, Fasting and Low Carb in Athletic Women w/ Dr. Stacy Sims

5/31/2022
It is so easy to fall into common nutrition traps or trends that we think are serving us but that are really stopping us from reaching our fullest potential. Common diet and nutrition trends like intermittent fasting, keto, and low carb are not designed for everyone, especially women entering perimenopause or menopause that are athletic. Key Takeaways If You Are Ready to Adjust Your Nutrition in a Way That Will Actually Serve Your Body, You Should: Understanding the Science Behind...

Duration:00:34:26

Strength Training Changes for Peri-Menopause and Post-Menopause w/ Dr. Stacy Sims

5/24/2022
Many women dont realize that as we age, our training and fueling routines need to change with us. But how do we do this when there are so many nutrition trends out there that are so easy to get sucked into? The answer is in this 2 part episode where we dive into the research beyond how to fuel and move your body in peri-menopause, menopause, and beyond. Key Takeaways If You Are Looking to Change Your Training Routine as You Enter Your 40s, You Should: Women Are Not Small Men with...

Duration:00:42:39

Overcoming a Strength Plateau w/ Brittany Sterling

5/17/2022
Hitting a strength training plateau is so frustrating, especially when you feel like there’s nothing you can do to push through it. I’m joined by one of my students, Brittany Sterling, to talk about how she benefits from the support of her community to help her overcome her strength plateaus. We also talk about cheering on other women, the surprising benefits of strength training, and why you need to eat more food! Key Takeaways What Can Change by Applying the Program Information:...

Duration:00:49:28

The Problem with Tiny Pink Dumbbells w/ Nikki Naab-Levy

5/10/2022
When you see tiny pink dumbbells, what is your first thought? While these tiny pink dumbbells can have their utility in the world of post-rehab or muscular endurance, the marketing messages surrounding these hand weights are incredibly problematic. In today's episode, my good friend Nikki Naab-Levy and I are breaking down the problem with the overall message surrounding tiny pink dumbbells in fitness marketing. Key Takeaways If You Are Sick of Seeing Tiny Pink Dumbbells, You Should:...

Duration:00:50:18