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Episode 9 | By The Followers, For The Followers Part 2 of 2

PART 2!
TIFPL put a call out on Instagram to find out what YOU guys wanted to hear us talk about, and we had a bunch of fantastic, thoughtful questions in response. We recorded for two hours so these episodes will be coming out in 2 parts. We touch on a wide variety of subjects including how we get hyped for a lift, whether or not we’re “girls who do both”, awkward and embarrassing mistakes we’ve made in the gym or with training, we talk to our younger selves, and about young people and strength sports. And so much more! This was really fun and we will definitely be doing it again sometime!
YouTube and show notes to come.

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Episode 8 | By The Followers, For The Followers Part 1 of 2

 

TIFPL put a call out on Instagram to find out what YOU guys wanted to hear us talk about, and you delivered a ton of fantastic, thoughtful questions in response. You asked, we answered, and then we just kept talking. Check out the first episode of our two-part series!

With 4 out of the 5 guests on the show having recently competed in both national and local competitions, this episode is full of fun for lifters at every level of the game. Your questions covered everything from how we psyche up for a lift (hint: summon the power of at least two demons), to the biggest mistakes we’ve made in our powerlifting careers, to the advice we would give our newbie selves. Although we each have different advice, – don’t be afraid to start, don’t be afraid to be ambitious, and don’t be afraid to speak up if you feel something is off with a coach or your environment – and we’ve all made different mistakes, ultimately we want everyone at every stage of their powerlifting career to have fun celebrating their bad-ass strength. Finally, we get a little feminist-y as we discuss #getyouagirlwhocandoboth. If you’d like to help us hi-jack this hashtag, listen on! Continue reading Episode 8 | By The Followers, For The Followers Part 1 of 2

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Episode 7 | Are you actually human garbage? What are you going to do about it?

This time, it is about the feels. Episode 7 is a subjective discussion of the positives and negatives of comparison and creeping your competition; is social media destroying you or driving you? We talk realistically about when it can be beneficial, detrimental, or just downright irrelevant. We also explore lifting self-esteem through injury or downtime, and the importance of cutting yourself some slack and celebrating the small stuff. Continue reading Episode 7 | Are you actually human garbage? What are you going to do about it?

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Episode 5 | On coaching, being a coach, picking a coach. With Shane Martin and Bryce Krawczyk

 

Sorry about the sound quality on this one, guys! Worth it for the content, and a great excuse for us to invite these guys back!

This episode we are joined by two of Alberta’s strongest coaches, Bryce Krawczyk of Calgary Barbell and Shane Martin of Smartlifts, to shoot the shit about the ins and outs of dat coaching life. From an athlete’s perspective, we explore the when, who and how of getting a coach, and we get the inside scoop from the coach’s side on what it’s like dealing with athletes. New this episode: LIGHTNING ROUND! 15 questions, no time to think! Good times for all. Continue reading Episode 5 | On coaching, being a coach, picking a coach. With Shane Martin and Bryce Krawczyk

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Episode 4 | A Shitbag Christmas

 

This week on episode 4 of the first season of GutsXGritXGrind, the This is Female Powerlifting podcast, we summon the spirit of the festive season to bring you a Santa hat full of powerlifting-related, rant-invoking topics. Take four dirtbag powerlifters, two angel powerlifters (to balance it out) and a five minute timer that signals when it’s time for whiskey shots and you have the worst thing we’ve ever done. The best thing we’ve ever done? Sorry mum. Sorry everyone. Continue reading Episode 4 | A Shitbag Christmas

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Episode 3 | Suit Up! Equipped Powerlifting and Competing on the World Stage

This Is Female Powerlifting’s first podcast guest, international level IPF powerlifter Dani Savoie (now Martin!) regales us with tales from her experience at the recent 2016 IPF Open World Championships, the fun and not so fun parts of equipped powerlifting, what it’s like to run a meet, and gives us the inside scoop on what it’s really like to date and marry another powerlifter. We also go down the rabbit hole of Gym PDA and whether that’s cool or not. (mostly not… let us know if you disagree!) Continue reading Episode 3 | Suit Up! Equipped Powerlifting and Competing on the World Stage

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Episode 2 | Fuckin’ Magic: A Meet-Day In The Life of TIFPL

This week on episode two of GutsXGritXGrind – the This is Female Powerlifting podcast, we are fresh off competing at Power Surge 7, an APU/CPU sanctioned meet here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that just so happens to be one of the largest in Western Canada.  We share our meet experiences and sprinkle in tips along the way as we move from the week before to the night of, to the meet in all its glory!  Continue reading Episode 2 | Fuckin’ Magic: A Meet-Day In The Life of TIFPL

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Episode 1 | Allow Us To Re-Introduce Ourselves

This week on the first episode of GutsXGritXGrind – The This is Female Powerlifting podcast, we are going to revisit our origin story and discuss why we don’t owe anyone pretty (and what is it that means). We’ll also talk about how the growth of our community has not only vastly exceeded our initial expectations, but the lessons we’ve learned so far from it, and how community growth has intersected with our own personal growth. We’ll also ramble on a bit about our own personal meet prep and give share some thoughts on cool things happening in female powerlifting right now and in the near future. We hope you enjoy this, our first show! Show notes below!

 

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0:30 – Introductions – putting names to these awesome voices and giving a little bit of insight into who we are and what we do in real life/the real world.

 

3:30- – What is This is Female Powerlifting and how did this whole thing get started?

 

6:30 – There is no “one true way” to be a powerlifter

 

8:30 – Liz has actually written a great blog post for us and it will be available shortly on our blog at https://thisisfemalepowerlifting.com/

 

10:00 – What I lift matters, not what I look like while I do it

 

11:40 – Evolution of TIFPL from our three friends to a community of lifters across the globe

 

13:30 – Fighting back against traditional notions of beauty

 

14:30 – Jaime and Darron go full Canadian and name drop NHL hockey players

 

15:05 – What is the Boner Kill Brigade?

 

15:52 – Beans is the Boner Kill Brigadier

 

16:50 – What does it mean to not owe anyone pretty?

 

18:48 – PSA on 55 second long one rep Instagram videos. While this will be a topic later, here’s a teaser.

 

19:05 – The transition from Instagram group chat to TIFPL, the Instagram with 10 followers, to a much larger community

 

20:30 – TIFPL Manifesto

22:30 – Dudes and TIFPL / dudes who TIFPL

 

26:00 – Dude challenges and leveling the playing field – aka why TIFPL matters

 

28:20 – Fail videos, the Lifting Concern Police and vulnerability

 

29:30 – It’s ok to be “ugly” and not everything is a quest for gratification

 

30:50 – Owning your butt selfies and not trying to somehow link them back in to powerlifting

 

32:30 – “Juicy peaches” and other contrived bodily expectations – take ten lifters and you will have ten different bodies.

 

34:50 – YOU DO YOU.

 

35:30 – Being real, and expressing vulnerability – sometimes that includes fails.

38:00 – TIFPL challenge: To post our next fails.

 

38:30 – TIFPL bat signal – we need recommendations for an emoji

 

39:30 – Power Surge meet prep discussions

 

41:15 – Compared to WHAT: what/who are you comparing yourself to, and WHY?

42:30 – Meet performance – in the grand scheme of life, what does this one single meet really mean?

 

44:45 – Goal setting in powerlifting

 

47:05 – Shout-Outs

    • Sara Cowan – goes 200/110/218 at Ontario Junior/Sub-Junior Provincials in Ontario. Her squat surpasses her 197.5 world record from Worlds in June, while her deadlift is a 5.5 kilo (!!!) increase from her world record pull of 212.5, also at Worlds.

      Deadlift – https://www.instagram.com/p/BMNq26dgYGI/?taken-by=innerstrengthproducts
      You can find Sara on Instagram here @saracowan95

50:45 – Teaser for #TIFPLdirtbagconfessions