242 episodes

The Strength Academy; a podcast for strength athletes of all levels and backgrounds. Listen in every other Monday when we sit down to discuss topics related to lifting, such as nutrition specifically for strength athletes, training, recovery, and mindset. Our aim is to educate, inspire, and give you all the tools you need to be a better lifter with no BS.

The Strength Academy Dr. Kristin Lander & Jennifer Thompson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

The Strength Academy; a podcast for strength athletes of all levels and backgrounds. Listen in every other Monday when we sit down to discuss topics related to lifting, such as nutrition specifically for strength athletes, training, recovery, and mindset. Our aim is to educate, inspire, and give you all the tools you need to be a better lifter with no BS.

    Bye For Now - Episode 236

    Bye For Now - Episode 236

    After 236 episodes and 7 years of podcasting, we are stepping away from The Strength Academy Podcast. Listen in to hear about why we are making this change, what we are going to be working on, and how to keep in touch. We can’t thank you enough for your support over the years! 
     
     
    Get coached by Kristin and her team on your nutrition and recovery at: https://fiercelyfueled.com/services/
     
    To stay motivated by your training data, join Jen’s training app here: https://thompsonsgym.programs.app




    Follow the hosts:
    Dr. Kristin Lander: @drkristinlander @fiercelyfuelednutrition
    Jen Thompson: @jenthompson132



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    • 22 min
    Denise Kirtley: Aging Strong - Episode 235

    Denise Kirtley: Aging Strong - Episode 235

    Joining The Strength Academy today is Denise Kirtley, a coach, bodybuilder, and founder of The Rebellion Body Method. Denise shares about the moment she knew she needed a change in her life, falling in love with bodybuilding at 50, and the three things that need to be present when creating a transformation in your life. This inspiring conversation is full of wisdom and practical tips for making positive changes. Listen in! 

     
     
    Connect with Denise
    Instagram @fiftyfitnessjourney https://www.instagram.com/fiftyfitnessjourney/ 
    Website https://rebellionbody.com/  
     
     
    This episode is sponsored by Courage & Grace Body Care.  Visit them at CGBodyCare.com and use code STRENGTH for 15% off your first order.  
     
    Get coached by Kristin and her team on your nutrition and recovery at: https://fiercelyfueled.com/services/
     
    To stay motivated by your training data, join Jen’s training app here: https://thompsonsgym.programs.app
     
    Sign up for The Strength Academy Membership & join LIVE us for our bi-weekly interactive podcast recordings.
     
    Follow the hosts:
    Dr. Kristin Lander: @drkristinlander
    Jen Thompson: @jenthompson132



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    • 44 min
    Jasmyn Penn - Episode 234

    Jasmyn Penn - Episode 234

    n this episode, we are joined by three time National Champion, Jasmyn Penn. Listen in as Jasmyn shares how she squatted 3 plates her first time ever doing squats, what has changed for her in the sport since she started in 2017, and some of the biggest lessons she has learned about coaches, nutrition, and injuries. We also get into her thoughts about social media and what she eats on meet day. 
     
     
    Connect with Jasmyn
    Instagram @jasmynspenn https://www.instagram.com/jasmynspenn/ 
    Link Tree https://linktr.ee/jasmynspenn 
    @buffchicksupplements discount code: Jasmyn https://buffchick.com/ 
    @sbdapparel https://us.sbdapparel.com/ 
     
     



    This episode is sponsored by Courage & Grace Body Care.  Visit them at CGBodyCare.com and use code STRENGTH for 15% off your first order.  
     
    Get coached by Kristin and her team on your nutrition and recovery at: https://fiercelyfueled.com/services/
     
    To stay motivated by your training data, join Jen’s training app here: https://thompsonsgym.programs.app
     
    Sign up for The Strength Academy Membership & join LIVE us for our bi-weekly interactive podcast recordings.
     
     
    Follow the hosts:
    Dr. Kristin Lander: @drkristinlander
    Jen Thompson: @jenthompson132



    Follow us on Instagram 

    • 56 min
    Mallory Rowan & Josh Reyes - Episode 233

    Mallory Rowan & Josh Reyes - Episode 233

    In this episode, we are joined by inspiring guests Mallory Rowan & Josh Reyes. Listen in as they open up about running a business while competing in powerlifting meets, what lead to deciding to close the business, burnout and healing from it, and getting sober. Mallory and Josh are so warm and vulnerable and their story is relatable and hopefully comforting. 
     
     
    Connect with Mallory and Josh 
     
    Josh in IG @joshhreyes https://instagram.com/joshhreyes
    Mallory on IG @malloryrowan https://instagram.com/malloryrowan
    Website https://malloryrowan.com/
     



    This episode is sponsored by Courage & Grace Body Care.  Visit them at CGBodyCare.com and use code STRENGTH for 15% off your first order.  
     
    Get coached by Kristin and her team on your nutrition and recovery at: https://fiercelyfueled.com/services/
     
    To stay motivated by your training data, join Jen’s training app here: https://thompsonsgym.programs.app
     
    Sign up for The Strength Academy Membership & join LIVE us for our bi-weekly interactive podcast recordings.
     
    Follow the hosts:
    Dr. Kristin Lander: @drkristinlander
    Jen Thompson: @jenthompson132



    Follow us on Instagram 

    • 55 min
    Training on the Road - Episode 232

    Training on the Road - Episode 232

    In this episode of the Strength Academy podcast, we dive into the challenges of training while traveling. Jenn and Kristin share personal experiences and tips for maintaining a successful workout routine on the road. From finding the right gym to dealing with different equipment and setups, listen in as they explore strategies to adapt your training program. Also discussed is the importance of maintaining pre and post-training nutrition, managing expectations, and even seeking out local lifters for gym recommendations. Listen in to discover how to stay on track and make the most of your training while away from your home gym.




    This episode is sponsored by Courage & Grace Body Care.  Visit them at CGBodyCare.com and use code STRENGTH for 15% off your first order.  
     
    Get coached by Kristin and her team on your nutrition and recovery at: https://fiercelyfueled.com/services/
     
    To stay motivated by your training data, join Jen’s training app here: https://thompsonsgym.programs.app
     
    Sign up for The Strength Academy Membership & join LIVE us for our bi-weekly interactive podcast recordings.
     
    Follow the hosts:
    Dr. Kristin Lander: @drkristinlander
    Jen Thompson: @jenthompson132



    Follow us on Instagram 

    • 33 min
    Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs - Episode 231

    Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs - Episode 231

    This episode is sponsored by Courage & Grace Body Care.  Visit them at CGBodyCare.com and use code STRENGTH for 15% off your first order.
    In this episode of The Strength Academy Podcast, we delve into the topic of carbohydrates, discussing the difference between good and bad carbs. Spoiler alert! There are no inherently bad carbohydrates, rather it's all about understanding their role in a healthy diet, especially for athletes. Listen in as we debunk myths such as eating fat causing weight gain and clarify that consuming more calories than needed leads to fat storage, regardless of the macronutrient source. We also get into the importance of timing carbohydrate intake around workouts and the impact of age and metabolic regulation, as well as the significance of adequate calorie intake for proper performance and recovery.  
     
    Get coached by Kristin and her team on your nutrition and recovery at:
    https://fiercelyfueled.com/services/
    To stay motivated by your training data, join Jen’s training app here: https://thompsonsgym.programs.app
     
    Sign up for The Strength Academy Membership & join LIVE us for our bi-weekly interactive podcast recordings.
     
    Follow the hosts:
    Dr. Kristin Lander: @drkristinlander
    Jen Thompson: @jenthompson132



    Follow us on Instagram 
     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

babajajaa ,

So much knowledge!

Jen and Kristen are both so knowledgeable. I just found the show on episode 187ish and will be binging the rest, keep up the good work! - TitanFuelSupps

Sashay L ,

New Episodes Are Just Ok

I used to love this podcast. Now episodes feel flat and stagnant. I personally used to love the emphasis on Women’s strength and nutrition from an evidence based perspective. Now that the scope has expanded, I feel like what made the podcast unique and intriguing is gone. There are so many other great science based strength podcasts I can listen to, this one gets lost.

moramaritza ,

Motivated

I listened to the podcast when Mary was on it and liked it but I find it so much better with the new cohost. She sounds more positive and there’s a good flow between the two. I’m excited to get back into lifting and continue listening to the podcast. It always motivates

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