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Frequently asked questions

I get tons of Frequently Asked Questions about nutrition and strength training! 

Before you message or email me, please read through this page to see if I’ve answered the question first. 

Favorite products & Other common questions

Legion. They’re evidence-backed and transparent. Use my code STEPH when you order (also gets you 20% off your first order).

If you need a plant-based protein powder, Plant+ is the best-tasting one I’ve had.

Not sure what might work for you? Take the quiz.

As always, supplements can’t take the place of proper nutrition and you should always consult your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.

Legion. They’re evidence-backed and transparent. Use my code STEPH when you order (also gets you 20% off your first order).

Legion products I personally use: Whey+, Casein+, Pulse pre-workout (stimulant free is my choice), Recharge post-workout, and Triton fish oil. If you need a plant-based protein powder, Plant+ is the best-tasting one I’ve had.

Not sure what might work for you? Take the quiz.

As always, supplements can’t take the place of proper nutrition and you should always consult your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.

Whoop. (link gets you $30 off)

If you’re not sure if tracking your workouts and recovery is right for you, listen to this podcast episode:

Fitness Trackers and Listening to Your Body

 

I personally use a GORUCK Rucker 4.0 (20 L) with additional hip belt. 

A good starting point for most people weight wise is 20 pounds. 

Save 10% off GORUCK with my link and use my code FUELYOURSTRENGTH.

For lifting, rucking and running, I like the Women’s Indestructible Shorts from GORUCK.

For under my Brazilian jiu-jitsu gi, I’ve had the best luck with NOBULL.

Personally, I have good luck with GORUCK shorts; Lululemon shorts, leggings, and bras; NOBULL tight shorts and bras; and Paragon Athletics bras, tops and leggings. 

I’m aware that not all these brands are truly size inclusive.

For all-around flat gym shoes, you’ll find me in NOBULL trainers or Chucks. 

For squatting / weightlifting shoes, Nike Romaleos.

For rucking, GORUCK Ballistic trainers.

For running, GORUCK Rough Runners.

And most of the time, I actually lift barefoot. 

Elete add-in drops and LMNT.

I’m a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) from the International Society for Sports Nutrition.

I’m a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM. I’m also a Girls Gone Strong Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist and Menopause Coaching Specialist.

See my full list of degrees, certifications, and credentials here.

I’ve been working full-time for myself since June 2013. Prior to that, I was making blog, YouTube, and social media content for a few years. 

Growing a business takes time and patience. I’m unable to give free advice on this. If you’d like to schedule a paid strategy chat with me, use the contact form.

The Fuel Your Strength Podcast is a free resource that you can listen to on a variety of podcast apps and streaming services.

Visit the Podcast page for direct links to common apps.

If you’d like to buy me a coffee (via Ko-fi) to help support the podcast, click here. Your support is greatly appreciated.

STRENGTH PROGRAMS

If you’re truly a beginner and you can learn from a coach / trainer in person, even for a short time, it can provide the best foundation for following an online program.

For Strong with Steph, you need at least 3 months of lifting experience.

If you’re new and looking for a program, or you want to ease back into lifting weights again, see Dynamic Dumbbells, 

Learn more suggestions here:

Ep 202 – Strength Training for Beginners

4 Tips You Need to Know as a Strength Training Beginner

Strong with Steph is an app-based 12 month progressive strength plan for women over 40.

Dynamic Dumbbells is a PDF-based programs with a video library and downloads.

It depends which version of the program you opt for: barbells or no barbells.

Download the equipment list here.

Advising about specific injury recovery and rehab is outside my scope of practice. If you need help with mobility or injury recovery, please contact a PT or other expert in those fields. I recommend people like @drmalekpt @theupgradeguys @thereadystate @docjenfit on Instagram.

Website questions

Strength Nutrition Unlocked and older lifting programs like Dynamic Dumbbells, Basic Barbell and Made Strong are hosted on our Thinkific learning platform. You need to log in with the email you used to purchase. Go to https://stephgaudreau.thinkific.com to log in. Bookmark that link for the future! 

Looking for the old Core 4 Program? Click here to log in via my website. You’ll need your username. It’s not always your email address. 

If you need tech support, please use the contact form on this site.

Use the Forgot Password? feature on the Thinkific login page. We cannot reset your password for you.

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