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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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#11: Jasmyn Penn

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2021

On today's episode I speak with elite powerlifter Jasmyn Penn!

We talk about how excited she is to compete at this years Raw Nationals 2021 in the 76kg weight class, and how she sees this as being her redemption meet!

We talk about how her training is going, what made her get into powerlifting, why she loves the sport and what future goals she has in this sport.

There's more but of course you have to listen to hear it all!


Guest: Jasmyn Penn Instagram

Host: Solana Lewis Instagram

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Episode 10: Ellen Liverpool

Uncategorized Jun 04, 2021

In this episode, I speak with powerlifter Ellen Liverpool!

Ellen has been competing as a raw open lifter in the USAPL for 6 years now. She is about to make her debut as a 69kg lifter at this year Raw Nationals. She is one of the few elite competitors who will be fighting to earn a podium position in the open weight class!

We talk about why Ellen choose to go down to 69kg, and how she managed her diet to cut down to the 69kg weight class. We also speak of how her most recent local competitions have gone, what she is pushing to hit at Nationals in a couple of weeks, and more!

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Guest: Ellen Liverpool Instagram

Host: Solana Lewis Instagram

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Episode 9: Claire Zai

Uncategorized May 31, 2021

In today's episode I speak with powerlifting coach/ athlete Claire Zai.

Claire is competing in the 69kg weight class at USAPL Raw Nationals and she will be fighting for a podium position in the open weight class.

We talk about her views on the USAPL as a federation, how women are treated in the sport of powerlifting and as coaches, and how she has a goal of bringing more people into the sport of powerlifting.

Claire also speaks on her goals for her career as a future M.D. and of course, how her training has been going for Nationals which is a mere 2 weeks away!

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Guest: Claire Zai's instagram

Host: Solana Lewis Instagram

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Episode 8: Whitney Baxley

Uncategorized May 28, 2021
In today's episode I spoke with powerlifting athlete Whitney Baxley. Her most recent performance on March 15th 2021 has brought her rank up to being #5 in the 60kg weight class worldwide! At this meet she broke the World Record deadlift in her weight class with a 518lb final pull.
In this episode we speak about how she got into the sport of powerlifting, how she was blatantly looked over at her last meet and not given the best lifter award when she earned it, what insane numbers she plans on hitting at the Showdown Meet which she was invited to compete at this coming September, and more!
We also have a fun conversation about how being competitive in the sport of powerlifting is largely based off of your confidence, mentality, and all of the things you do outside of your training on a daily bases to ensure your actual training is high quality.
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Episode 7: Ivy Knight - Owner of Girls Who Powerlift:

Uncategorized May 25, 2021
In this episode I speak with Ivy Knight, the owner of the company Girls Who Powerlift!
Girls Who Powerlift is a brand that creates female powerlifting apparel, blogs for tips to help powerlifters and they are determined to uplift women in the sport.
We dive into how Girls Who Powerlift came to be, what new products the company plans to come out with, what it is like to be a referee in powerlifting, what we wish we knew about hiring a coach when we were new to the sport, and more!
We also talk about GIRLS KNIGHT, a girls only event that Ivy is hosting, 6/5/2021!
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What you Need to Know when you Travel to Compete

Uncategorized May 20, 2021

In this episode I dive into the 5 things you should know before you travel by plane to compete! 


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