100 episodes

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.

The Future Is Female Powerlifting Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 127 Ratings

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.

    Top 10 Tips Towards Feeling Confident On The Platform

    Top 10 Tips Towards Feeling Confident On The Platform

    On our very special 100th Episode, we take a deeper look into how we can feel more confident when stepping on the platform. Feeling confident heading into a meet is crucial for a powerlifter to perform well, and today we discuss strategies previous guests shared with us over the years that can boost your confidence […]

    • 28 min
    Managing Nerves and Performing Your Best w/ Mental Skills Coach Roger Kitchen Jr.

    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 […]

    • 42 min
    Back Pain: A Powerlifters Guide To Working Around It

    Back Pain: A Powerlifters Guide To Working Around It

    At some point in your powerlifting training, you are more than likely going to deal with back pain. Some of the older ways of treating your back pain not only might make it longer for you to heal but also might be making it worse. Today I sit with Physical Therapist Dr. Kaytlyn Wells to […]

    • 44 min
    How To Get Started In Powerlifting: A Beginners Guide

    How To Get Started In Powerlifting: A Beginners Guide

    Thinking about powerlifting but not sure what the first step is? In this episode, we cover the top things to consider before trying powerlifting. Listen as we go over: Featured Guest/People/Info Mentioned: LISTEN HERE on all major podcasts! If you enjoy the show, please take a few minutes to Rate & Review us on iTunes. […]

    • 39 min
    Should you stretch for Powerlifting? Here's what you need to know

    Should you stretch for Powerlifting? Here's what you need to know

    Do you stretch because you “feel tight”? Do you find yourself always stretching to feel better? Today I sit with Dr. Kaytlyn Wells to discuss what is really happening, whether should you be stretching at all, and what you can do if you are looking to improve your performance. Listen as we go over: Featured […]

    • 23 min
    3 Things Holding You Back From Your Next PR

    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 […]

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Nochedetoro ,

Love love love this podcast!

As a home gym lifter I don’t get the benefit of having other powerlifters around for advice, commiseration, or inspiration. This podcast gives me lots of that with strong women lifters talking about issues, especially those that affect women specifically (find a male podcast talk about pelvic floor therapy!) I really appreciate the “what was I thinking” segment to makes me feel not as terrible about my own “what was I thinking” moments. Heidi does a great job of balancing offering her own contributions with allowing her guests to do the same and I love the variety of guests as well. Thank you Heidi!

Angel Ack ,

Heidi provides information, entertainment & inspiration

I have had an interest in strength training since college, 25 years ago. I also have diplegic spastic cerebral palsy. Periodically throughout my life I have joined gyms and taken classes, and purchased my own dumbbells and with the help of apps developed quite the physique at 40+.

I had a relationship with an amateur bodybuilder and he motivated me. But that didn’t last and with the pandemic and the stresses of single mom of a teen, I gained 25 pounds and started a new job in a warehouse.

Anyway, that led to some hip issues and falls and a “mallet finger” from taking off my socks wrong, so I hired a personal trainer. I’ve been at the same gym for 130 sessions now, and my current trainer is a former powerlifter.

I love strength sports, and my trainer’s modifications (based on my medical team’s advice) increase not only my strength, but improve my balance, stability and endurance.

Your podcast gives me topics to discuss with my trainer and keeps me motivated that someday I might achieve my dream and pursue competitive strength sports.

Kate Doster | KateDoster.com ,

Be prepared to binge listen

I’m so happy I stumbled upon this podcast. Heidi is so filled with knowledge and entertaining. And sometimes I think that we share the same brain because she asks her guests the questions that I’m like “oh I hope she ask this” then she does!

The solo episodes are so informative (who would have guessed hanging was a thing?) especially the first meet day ones. I feel so much more prepared!

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