Strength Coaches Katherine Bickford and Cassi Niemann offer candid conversations on strength and its culture for the more female lifter. Together they discuss training topics with a healthy heaping of perspective, feelings, and humor.
028: Training at Home
Pandemic Edition! COVID-19 had us all staying at home, and Cassi and Katherine are back from hiatus to talk at-home workouts. How to structure them, what equipment you need (spoiler: it could be none at all!) and how to get the support you need for training at home.
027: Gender and Fairness in Sport with Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum
We sit down with Jordan Feigenbaum from Barbell Medicine to talk about his recent article, ‘Shades of Gray: Sex, Gender, and Fairness in Sport,” in which he busts the myth of “biological sex,” describes the relative recency of womens sports, gives a history of gender elegibility testing in sport, and points out where the current rulebooks fail. In short, this issue is full of nuance, and we get into it all!
026: Training Through Pregnancy with Quiana Welch
Quiana Welch joins us for a raw, honest conversation about her training and experiences through pregnancy, birth, and beginning her postpartum journey. Quiana is a high-level multi-sport strength athlete and we talk about expectations versus reality, training strategies, racism in healthcare, and being okay getting angry! Quiana gives us the rundown on all the resources that helped her throughout her pregnancy, so all you mamas and mamas-to-be, listen and take notes!
025: What We’ve Learned
Cassi and Katherine are back from hiatus and take a moment to share some exciting personal updates! Then we take a look at our growth as coaches over time. We share what we used think was true, and discuss the things we do differently based on what we think is true NOW.
024: Spice It Up with GPP
On this week’s episode, we start with a quick discussion of USAPL’s ban on trans athletes, and give you some action items to help make your voice heard. Then we get into GPP: what is it, why do we want it, how do we program for it. Everybody’s training gets into a slump now and then - adding in conditioning and bodybuilding movements is our favorite way to stay entertained and happy under the bar.
023: Sustainable Goal Setting And the Myth of Maintenance
Happy 2019! We managed to bypass all of New Year’s Resolution season to drop this episode on you in the doldrums of mid February. Lost some of the sparkle of the new year? No problem. We talk about realistic goal setting - how to align your goals to your real life, so that you can actually stick to them and feel good about it! We also talk about maintenance. Spoiler! It doesn’t exist. Don’t despair, though, we have you covered.
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Love this podcast!
It’s so nice to hear women talking about building strength. I’ve been especially inspired recently by the home workout episode — I’ve passed it on to lots of friends and colleagues.
The world needs more of this. I enjoy listening to the podcast and learning!
Found this podcast through a suggestion in a Facebook group. It’s really informative while also being entertaining.