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.
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... Read More
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.... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
How Writing Can Be Transformative with Elite Powerlifter, Writer & Professor Janna Moretti
From her first construction paper-bound book at age 8, Janna Moretti knew she loved writing. Like many of us, our lives take twists and turns that lead our career and life paths in different directions, as did Janna. Luckily, at almost the age of 30, she found herself back studying and pursuing her first love,... Read More
Lesson on Handling Nerves, Stress & Cutting with International Elite Powerlifter Liz Ribaudo
Many of us have doubted ourselves before stepping on the platform, and it’s always nice to hear some of the strongest lifters in the world also do the same. Today, Liz Ribaudo candidly opens up about her struggles not only with feelings of self-doubt but the stress that results in a lifting session that just... Read More
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.
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!
A blessing to female powerlifters 🖤
I was 2 weeks out from my first meet and was in search of content to help me be as prepared as possible. I am so grateful to have discovered your podcast. Your content definitely delivered! So grateful that you cover topics for everyone, from the newbies to the veterans. Thank you for what you are doing for women in the sport. You are appreciated!