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#21 Leah Goldring: Diversifying the Gym Atmosphere/ Balancing Life/ Recovering from Injury

Uncategorized Jul 22, 2021

On this episode I speak with Leah Goldring, American record Bench holder in the 47kg weight class.

We talk about her new gym Collective Strength and her mission, how she pushed to balance her personal life and her career while opening a new gym, and she explains how an injury limited her performance at USAPL Raw Nationals, but she is determined to rehab and to truly show up at the Arnold's in 2022. 



Collective Strength Gym Owners:

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Dr. Kelly

Lydia Duval

Leah's Coach: Claire Zai

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#20 Water Cuts: What it is, who it's for and what are the risk

Uncategorized Jul 16, 2021

On today's episode I give a basic breakdown of  water cutting and I answer:

Who they are for

Who they are not for

Why powerlifters water cut

What are the risk 

And I give a basic example of a water cut


Host: Solana Lewis IG

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#19 Chrissy Peracchi "No matter what, I always come back stronger"

Uncategorized Jul 13, 2021

In today's episode I talk to elite powerlifter Chrissy Peracchi. Chrissy is a National Champion in the 57kg weight class! We dive into her story and what it took for her to become stronger both physically & mentally to become a national champion, how she dealt with the IPF World Championship being canceled in 2020 and losing her opportunity to represent the country, and how she just recently came back from a serious knee surgery that almost had her miss 2021 Raw Nationals. 

Chrissy's determination to overcome the trials of life is evident and inspiring! Oh, and she is ridiculously ripped, which is just a fun fact.

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#18: Allie Weinberg: Doctor by Day/ Elite Powerlifter by Night

Uncategorized Jul 08, 2021

On this episode I speak with Allie Weinberg who just recently competed in USAPL Raw Nationals in the 57kg weight class. We talk about her battle in for the podium with some of the strongest women in the nation, how she got into powerlifting, and how she plans to balance her life as she has just graduated with her M.D. in dentistry!


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Host: Solana Lewis IG

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#17: Jasmine Idrogo: Rising Star in the 69kg class

Uncategorized Jul 06, 2021

On this episode I speak with Jasmine Idrogo, a newer powerlifter from Texas in the 69kg weight class who is already top 5 in the nation after only competing in 3 powerlifting meets!

Learn about how she got into powerlifting and her experience as a new powerlifter at this years USAPL Raw Nationals!


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Coach: LS Mcclain IG

Podcast Host: Solana Lewis

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#16 Kay Webb

Uncategorized Jul 01, 2021
On today's podcast I speak with Kay Webb aka _Kayswole about her amazing performance at USAPL Raw Nationals! Kay took 2nd place in the women 84kg open raw division. We talk about her journey from never lifting to turning into a gym rat, how she found the sport of powerlifting, who she looks up to in the sport and what lead to her awesome gameday performance!
Kay's Coach IG: Kai Rossbach
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#15 Dayna McNeal

Uncategorized Jun 29, 2021
On today's podcast I speak with Dayna McNeal, elite level powerlifter who just took second place at USAPL raw nationals in the open 76kg division!
We speak all about how she got into powerlifting, why she choose to try the 76kg weight class, how her performance at raw nationals was impressive, her monster deadlift that almost earned her 1st place, and we even dive into her life as an active air force member. 
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#14: My Raw Nationals '21 Experience

Uncategorized Jun 25, 2021
On this episode I talk about my experience competing at Raw Nationals 2021! Everything from what made me sign up last second, to my experience on the platform and to the awesome time that I had after the competition.
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#13: Chandler Babb - 69KG National Champion

Uncategorized Jun 23, 2021
On today's podcast I speak with Chandler Babb. We discuss her recent gold medal win at USAPL Raw Nationals, hw she trained leading up to the meet, her past experiences in the USPA and at IPL worlds, what made her switch back to the USAPL, what she will do to improve her performances moving forward and more, how she intends to keep powerlifting as a priority when she goes to medical school this fall, and more!
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#12: Keeping a Healthy Mindset as Your Meet Approaches

Uncategorized Jun 14, 2021
On this episode I speak on tips that you can use to stay focused and in a healthy head space when you are a few days out from competing!
These are the some of the things that I am doing to help myself stay focused as USAPL Raw Nationals is here!
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