Female Strength Academy

Female Strength Academy is an educational resource for female strength athletes looking for true evidence-based information regarding training, nutrition, mindset, and recovery.

“Deep down, I always knew I was severely undereating for my goals. Eat For Strength helped me let go of the fear of eating at maintenance (or surplus). Over the next 16 weeks, I hit 10+ PRs on my squats, snatch, and clean and jerk I had previously only dreamed about.”

Meg Cole

National USAW Athlete, Instagram: @megcolelifts

Learn how to fuel your body for athletic performance. Created using research-based information, Eat for Strength is designed to teach you how to navigate your nutrition and mindset for optimal performance.

Learn how to apply scientific principles to your training, nutrition and recovery. Check out our ebooks designed to help you achieve your strength, recovery, and mindset goals.

Have you heard the podcast that started it all? Listen to episodes of Empowered by Iron HERE. We cover training, nutrition, recovery, and mindset topics.

Need a plan? Check out our Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and Strength programs designed for beginner and intermediate female strength athletes.

Alcohol and Strength Training

What are the effects of alcohol on strength training? Anecdotally, I know alcohol affects my recovery which in turn affects my performance. I also know alcohol is inflammatory. But until now I had never truly read the research regarding alcohol and athletes. There...

Diet Alters Human Gut Microbiome

Summary: David, L.A. et al Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Nature 505, 559-563 (23 January 2014) Okay, this one goes deep. So buckle in and hang tight. **Before we dive into this one, I am just giving a general consensus of this article....

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