197 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 • 92 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.

    Our Favorite Lifting Cues

    Our Favorite Lifting Cues

    In this episode Jen & Kristin share all their favorite cues and form tips for squat, bench, and deadlift.  Over their combined 40+ years of lifting, they’ve come up with some hysterical and outrageous ones that work for them.

    • 47 min
    Post-Holiday Grooves

    Post-Holiday Grooves

    The holidays mean a break from normal routines for a lot of us.  Today we cover hot to get back into the swing of things after a break in training and nutrition.  We also talk about athletic goal setting for the new year.

    • 35 min
    Selecting The Right Weight Class

    Selecting The Right Weight Class

    With the recent change in USAPL’s weight classes, we’ve all got body weight on the brain.  Today Jen & Kristin sit down to walk through how they help athlete’s make the decision about what weight class to compete in.

    • 39 min
    Manipulating Nutrition For Better Recovery

    Manipulating Nutrition For Better Recovery

    In this episode we discuss why recovery matters so much, how to set up your nutrition for good recovery, how to monitor your recovery, and how to make nutrition changes when you see a decline in recovery.

    • 42 min
    RPE-Based Training: What, Why, & How

    RPE-Based Training: What, Why, & How

    In this episode we are joined by coaches Mike Tuchscherer and John Garafano of Reactive Training Systems. Mike is credited with bringing RPE to the lifting community so when we wanted to do an episode on what RPE is all about, we knew they were our guys.
    We discuss what RPE is, how it works, common misconceptions about it, how to get started using it, and who should definitely NOT be using RPE in their training. Jen also fills us in on some similarities and differences in how she regulates her training.

    • 50 min
    Competitive Strategies in Powerlifting

    Competitive Strategies in Powerlifting

    This episode we go into detail about how to compete against other people during a meet, and how to know when you are ready for it.  We give all the tips, tricks, and strategy on how to beat  your competition. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 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

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

Rose_Colored_Mirror ,

Improved after Mary left

The shows seemed interesting and was excited to see the female hosts. After a handful of episodes, I had to stop listening because Mary sounded immature and whiny, I felt it was embarrassing for this female strength podcast. I came back to this podcast because someone recommended it again and am pleasantly surprised to see that Mary had left. I’ll give it another shot. One way to make the show better is to continue to base all advice on science.

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