Welcome to the Blog of Female Strength Academy. Here you will find resources for athletes looking for true evidence-based information regarding training, nutrition, mindset, and recovery.

Want more than just the blog? Check out Empowered by Iron, the podcast. Created by and for female strength athletes, Empowered by Iron dives into a variety of topics specifically for female strength athletes.

Hypertrophy Training for the Strength Athlete

There is a lot of talk about hypertrophy training, but what it is and what the science says about it is unclear. In this article, we break down the different types of training, optimal rep-ranges for hypertrophy, when, and why to incorporate hypertrophy...

Our Four Biggest Training Mistakes

Our Four Biggest Training MistakesWe are the type of ladies that like to learn by fire, and mistakes in training are no exception.  It doesn’t matter how many ways we’ve heard something from other people, we tend to have to make the mistakes ourselves...

Intuitive Eating for Strength Athletes

Intuitive Eating for Strength AthletesA lot of people in the industry give intuitive eating a bad rap, especially as it applies to strength athletes. They view it as an excuse to eat irresponsibly, recklessly, and without any regard for moderation, and I...

Intermittent Dieting

I’m not going to sugar coat this - I geeked out hardcore when this article about intermittent dieting came out.  I have not seen a single paper so directed at something most of us strength athletes NEED to know…WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LOSE BODY FAT AND RETAIN...

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

The authors of this study wanted to investigate the toll very different diets have on the diversity of our gut microbiome. We’ve all probably heard the staggering estimation that we are home to around 100 trillion bacterial cells, a huge proportion of which live in...

Strength Retention Using Blood Flow Restriction

Some of you have heard me talk about Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in the past.  Blood flow restriction has become an increasingly popular rehab modality used by chiropractors and physical therapists.  Over the last two years I have used it during times I was...

Welcome to the Blog of Female Strength Academy. Here you will find resources for athletes looking for true evidence-based information regarding training, nutrition, mindset, and recovery.

Want more than just the blog? Check out Empowered by Iron, the podcast. Created by and for female strength athletes, Empowered by Iron dives into a variety of topics specifically for female strength athletes.

Hypertrophy Training for the Strength Athlete

There is a lot of talk about hypertrophy training, but what it is and what the science says about it is unclear. In this article, we break down the different types of training, optimal rep-ranges for hypertrophy, when, and why to incorporate hypertrophy...

Our Four Biggest Training Mistakes

Our Four Biggest Training MistakesWe are the type of ladies that like to learn by fire, and mistakes in training are no exception.  It doesn’t matter how many ways we’ve heard something from other people, we tend to have to make the mistakes ourselves...

Intuitive Eating for Strength Athletes

Intuitive Eating for Strength AthletesA lot of people in the industry give intuitive eating a bad rap, especially as it applies to strength athletes. They view it as an excuse to eat irresponsibly, recklessly, and without any regard for moderation, and I...

Intermittent Dieting

I’m not going to sugar coat this - I geeked out hardcore when this article about intermittent dieting came out.  I have not seen a single paper so directed at something most of us strength athletes NEED to know…WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LOSE BODY FAT AND RETAIN...

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

The authors of this study wanted to investigate the toll very different diets have on the diversity of our gut microbiome. We’ve all probably heard the staggering estimation that we are home to around 100 trillion bacterial cells, a huge proportion of which live in...

Strength Retention Using Blood Flow Restriction

Some of you have heard me talk about Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in the past.  Blood flow restriction has become an increasingly popular rehab modality used by chiropractors and physical therapists.  Over the last two years I have used it during times I was...

Welcome to the Blog of Female Strength Academy. Here you will find resources for athletes looking for true evidence-based information regarding training, nutrition, mindset, and recovery.

Want more than just the blog? Check out Empowered by Iron, the podcast. Created by and for female strength athletes, Empowered by Iron dives into a variety of topics specifically for female strength athletes.

Hypertrophy Training for the Strength Athlete

There is a lot of talk about hypertrophy training, but what it is and what the science says about it is unclear. In this article, we break down the different types of training, optimal rep-ranges for hypertrophy, when, and why to incorporate hypertrophy...

Our Four Biggest Training Mistakes

Our Four Biggest Training MistakesWe are the type of ladies that like to learn by fire, and mistakes in training are no exception.  It doesn’t matter how many ways we’ve heard something from other people, we tend to have to make the mistakes ourselves...

Intuitive Eating for Strength Athletes

Intuitive Eating for Strength AthletesA lot of people in the industry give intuitive eating a bad rap, especially as it applies to strength athletes. They view it as an excuse to eat irresponsibly, recklessly, and without any regard for moderation, and I...

Intermittent Dieting

I’m not going to sugar coat this - I geeked out hardcore when this article about intermittent dieting came out.  I have not seen a single paper so directed at something most of us strength athletes NEED to know…WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LOSE BODY FAT AND RETAIN...

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

The authors of this study wanted to investigate the toll very different diets have on the diversity of our gut microbiome. We’ve all probably heard the staggering estimation that we are home to around 100 trillion bacterial cells, a huge proportion of which live in...

Strength Retention Using Blood Flow Restriction

Some of you have heard me talk about Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in the past.  Blood flow restriction has become an increasingly popular rehab modality used by chiropractors and physical therapists.  Over the last two years I have used it during times I was...

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