• Reconnecting to My Roots

    The following post originally appeared on January 30, 2017 on my other website, StephGaudreau.com. (Yes, I’ve been writing there for over a year!) I’d encourage you to read the whole thing, but hey, I know you may want the quick conclusion: I’m re-expanding Stupid Easy Paleo back into a super-mega-awesome home for read more…

    Pull-Up Tips & Technique: Part 2

    Pull-up tips around the Interwebz run the gamut from totally asinine to absolutely legit. And here in Part 2 of my pull-up series, I’m detailing the technique and finer points of getting your chin over the bar for the first time. If you haven’t already, go back and read this first…How to Do a read more…

    7 Fitness Best Practices for 2017

    Fitness best practices can run the gamut from trustworthy to the eye roll-inducing depending on where you look. The New Year is rapidly approaching, and it’s very possible you’re considering adding a fitness routine or modifying your current one for the start of 2017. As a weightlifting coach and holistic nutritionist, read more…

    5 Sports Nutrition Myths Busted

    Sports nutrition – also called eating for performance – is a topic near and dear to my heart. As a competitive Olympic weightlifter, coach, and holistic nutritionist, I frequently work with athletes to tweak their food to fit a paleo or real food template. Sometimes, to boost performance, it may be beneficial read more…

    3 Accessory Lifts for a Stupidly Big Squat

    Steph’s note: Today’s post comes from JVB, strength coach at The Movement Minneapolis and all-around badass when it comes to helping people get strong. You know I love my strength training—that’s me in the photo above hitting a PR back squat of 291 pounds—so when JVB offered to share these excellent assists with read more…

    Are You Making These Top 3 Strength Training Mistakes?

    Are you making these top 3 strength training mistakes? I asked three of my strong lady friends—Jen Sinkler, Diane Fu and Melissa Hartwig—to chime in with the three errors they see people (specifically women) make when they set out to move some weights in the gym. Last week I posted read more…

    Strong is the New…

    “Strong is the new ___________.” Skinny? Sexy? Pretty? You’ve seen these fitspo memes and t-shirts all over the web (and in the gym). Here’s some straight talk from me: Strong is the new strong.  That’s it. Strong is strong. Physical strength is quantifiable. Mental strength (confidence, some might call it), well that’s read more…