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The Future Is Female Powerlifting

Join 60kg powerlifting gym owner Heidi Dehnel and her influential guests for an intimate, off-the-cuff conversations 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. Asking 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 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

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 […]...
Published on: 2024-02-02
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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 Rodger Kitchen Jr. discusses the ways he... Read More...
Published on: 2023-01-28
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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 […]...
Published on: 2023-01-28
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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...
Published on: 2022-12-25
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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...
Published on: 2022-12-02
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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...
Published on: 2022-11-19
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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...
Published on: 2022-10-14
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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...
Published on: 2022-10-07
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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, […]...
Published on: 2022-10-07
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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...
Published on: 2022-09-24
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
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 […]...
Published on: 2022-09-24
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
You’ve been hitting the gym coming back from injury, but still find that you are not recovering as fast as you’d like. What are you missing? Today Dr. Kaytlyn Wells from Beyond Recovery Physical Therapy and I discuss her tips for maximizing your recovery so that you can get back to lifting heavy fast with... Read More...
Published on: 2022-09-16
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
Over the years I have gone back and forth squatting with flats or lifters. My grounds for sticking with flats I believe were for the wrong reasons. Reasons I will outline in this episode as I make a case towards considering lifters, even if you have the mobility to squat with flats. Listen as we... Read More...
Published on: 2022-09-09
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
Looking back at Barbara’s first meet, you’d think she probably would have quit right then. Most people would. Instead, she found the tenacity in sticking with it, which ultimately led her to be the #7 World Ranked Womens 165lbs. Her development both physically and mentally has been astounding. Today Barabara and I relive her journey... Read More...
Published on: 2022-08-26
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance
Looking back at Barbara’s first meet, you’d think she probably would have quit right then. Most people would. Instead, she found the tenacity in sticking with it, which ultimately led her to be the #7 World Ranked Womens 165lbs. Her development both physically and mentally has been astounding. Today Barabara and I relive her journey […]...
Published on: 2022-08-26
By Heidi Dehnel | Core Strength & Performance