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Episode #34: Jenn Hsia: Olympic Weightlifting Coach

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Join us this week as we interview Solcana’s Olympic weightlifting coach, ENT surgeon Jenn Hsia. Learn her story, how she got into crossfit, lifting, and why she carries a scale with her everywhere she goes. If you go to crossfit and have ever snatched or clean and jerked a barbell before, these are the olympic lifting moves and this is the episode for you! Tune...


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Episode #31: Muscles & Muscles

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Don’t forget to follow us on facebook and [email protected] Solcanacast on ye old FB and @solcanapodcast on the twitter. Get at us! This week we talk in microfractural detail about muscles–how to grow ‘em, how to feed ‘em, how to make ‘em big, how to make ‘em strong, and how there’s a difference between all of that. Oh yeahhhhhhhhh!  ...


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Episode #30: Sarah Super

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Join us for this super special episode with Sarah Super, the creator of Break The Silence, one of 30 trauma-sensitive yoga instructors and so, so, so much more. Come learn her story, how it informs her work and how we can all learn from supporting trauma-sensitive environments–and what this means. #breakthesilence breakthesilence.org No challenge this week!...


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Episode #29: Pee & Pee

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Mmmhmm–pee pee! This week Hannah and Lucia dive into the wonderful world of pee–what is it? Where is it? What do we do with it (hint: some people drink it. We do not advise this!), and what does it mean if we pee during times when we don’t intend it, like during workouts or when we sneeze? Tune in to listen. And don’t forget to...


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Episode #28: Ketosis & Kyphosis

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Welcome welcome, 2017! We’re checking out our K words this week and learning about these special, special… states! If you’ve been curious about these “oses”, now’s your time to buff up on what exactly ketosis does, who can use it, and how kyphosis affects, well, most everyone! Tweet us @solcanapodcast and let us know what’s up–who do you want us to interview next? What’s a...


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Episode #27: Grains & Gains

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Ahhhh, those good old grains. WAIT. ARE THEY GOOD? Should they be BAD? Isn’t Paleo how everyone should eat? Why am I saying should so much?? Well hey. Let Lucia settle your stomach (ew) and give you something to mull on as you’re munching on those grains. Later, Hannah helps us all hop aboard the #gainztrain and take a ride into GainzTown together. Jump on,...


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Episode #26: Vitamin D-ficiency and Deficiencies

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A very timely episode of Solcanacast this week, as Lucia intended. Vitamin D in the human body plays a definite role in seasonal affective disorder, something many Minnesotans can experience, either as an official diagnosis or as a general ho hum feeling in the winter time. Listen on to understand how and why vitamin D is so darn important for all humans, and then get...


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Episode #25: Morgen Larsen

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How did that hour fly by? Because we chatted it up with none other than our buddy, our friend, the strong, smart and witty person Morgen Larsen! Tune in to listen to us chat with Morgen about all things relating to her journey towards finding her strength, coaching kid’s Crossfit classes, deciding to sell the family car and use bicycles as their family’s main mode...


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Episode #24: Mood & Mentality

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Welcome to another riveting week of Solcanacast, where we talk all things moods, mentalities, and boy, it feels like everything in between. Tune in and learn which foods Lucia recommends to help keep your brain happy and content, and why our blood sugar levels may have a bigger impact than you think on how you […]...


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Episode #23: Amy Kuretsky, L.Ac., Herbalist & Health Coach

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Ah, the breath of fresh air that is Amy Kuretsky. Join us as we chat with our great friend and wonderful healer Amy, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and health coach. We talk all things, including powerlifting competition prep, crystals (#woowooAF), how Amy has been pharmaceutical-free for her Chron’s disease for almost 7 years, and what drink is her go-to in the morning (hint: it’s not coffee!)....


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Episode #22: Breasts & Breasts

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WHAT AN EPISODE! Hannah and Lucia speaks about the human breast, fitness and nutrition. We asked what YOU wanted to know and whew, were there a lot of fantastic questions! We barely. Lucia wanted to write a lot of puns in this description but hey, she’s refraining because this is such an important subject! Learn our takes on why breast tissue needs movement, how that...


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Episode #21: Jacob Nachel

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This week on Solcanacast Hannah and Lucia interview Jacob Nachel, local food and sustainability coordinator at Great Basin Community Food Co-op in Reno, Nevada. Tune in to learn as we ask this food whiz all the questions about how we can be savvy consumers as we walk the co-ops in Minneapolis and beyond. Listen for Jacob’s tips on where to start if you feel overwhelmed...


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Episode #20: Special Episode: Discussion on Racial Justice with Filiberto Nolasco-Gomez

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This week on Solcanacast Hannah and Lucia interview Filiberto Nolasco-Gomez for our very special episode after our Racial Justice training the happened the night before at Solcana Fitness in Minneapolis. The training was provided by AORTA. In this week’s episode Filiberto, Hannah and Lucia all come together to provide space for dialogue regarding racial justice, equity in fitness and wellness spaces and access to health....


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Episode #19: Stomach Acid & Strict Strength

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This week on Solcanacast Hannah and Lucia ssssspeak about stomach acid and strict strength, two superb subjects. Tune in to learn how and why stomach acid is important for not only your health but also your comfort (AKA no Lucia’s Challenge: take a shot of apple cider vinegar if you feel heart burn and notice what happens Hannah’s Challenge: 5×5 of strict pull-ups, tempo push-ups and glute...


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Episode #18: Lauren Anderson

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This week on Solcanacast Lucia and Hannah bring on the delightful human that is Lauren Anderson, actor with Brave New Workshop, improvisor at Huge Theater and so, so, so much more. Tune in to learn about how Lauren came to join Solcana Fitness, what brought her to a path of finding and embracing her health and herself through strength training and the nutritional information she...


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Episode #17: Omegas & Oxygen

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This week on Solcanacast Hannah and Lucia take a deep breath (or two, or three) to hash out the deets regarding omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. What’s the big deal? Well, they’re ESSENTIAL to your health. Your body can’t just… wait, listen to the episode! And then get the air knocked out of you as you’re blown away by the concept of VO2 max, and...


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Episode #16: Liver & Lordosis

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This week on Solcanacast Hannah and Lucia dive into the glorious world that is the LIVER–geez, it does so much! Listen as Lucia touches on how our (generally healthy) livers process toxins and what to do to support efficient detoxification processes. She’ll be back soon with even more information all about what else the liver does, this just barely scratches the surface! And Hannah? Well,...


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Episode #15: Austen Hartke

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This week we welcome very special guest Austen Hartke, Solcana athlete extraordinaire, our friend, and who identifies as transgender and Christian. Listen to learn what it’s like to experience a group gym atmosphere while transitioning from female to male,how Austen advocates for transgender rights and dialogue within religious communities, and so so much more! By the way, don’t forget to tweet us at ANY time...


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Episode #14: Digestion & Deload

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This week, Hannah and Lucia predigest (oh yeah) some more of our favorite subjects–digestion and deload! Follow along as Lucia lays out what and how the digestive system works (guess what, it’s bigger than you might imagine!) and provides tons of ideas to help get your tract on track. Hannah emphasizes the huge importance of deloading as a complement to overloading (last week’s subject) and...


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Episode #13: Alex “No Pants” LaChance

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This week, Hannah and Lucia bring in special guest Alex LaChance, an all-American gymnast, crossfit games athlete, nike athlete and gymnastics programmer who just happens to be incredibly witty, smart and very, very kind. Tune in as we ask Alex about her back injury, what recovery means to a life-long athlete, her experience with adrenal fatigue and more. Don’t forget to TWEET us @solcanapodcast on...


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Episode #12: Organics & Overload

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In this week’s episode, Hannah and Lucia discuss what organic means, and how an overload in the gym or anywhere can affect your function. Listen as we find the connection between ORGANICS AND OVERLOAD! There IS one, you better believe it! Don’t forget to TWEET us @solcanapodcast about how YOUR challenge of the week is going! Links: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/irma-jennings/food-stamp-challenge_b_3977103.html Lucia’s Challenge: notice aside from Fruits/veggies what’s organic, try to...


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Episode #11: Wendy Hurd, Ph.D., PT

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In this week’s episode, Hannah and Lucia interview our very special guest and dear friend Dr. Wendy Hurd, physical therapist and body mechanics pro. Listen as we ask Wendy how she came to where she is now, her yoga practice, and why mindfulness is such an integral part of her patients’ healing. Don’t forget to TWEET us @solcanapodcast about how YOUR challenge of the week...


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Episode #10: Fats & Fascia

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In this week’s episode, Hannah and Lucia are all about fats and fascia–two deeply misunderstood and under-explained subjects! And guess what! Did you know we have a TWITTER? Yeah that’s right! Tweet us @solcanapodcast. Send us love, cookies, GIFs, questions, thoughts or how your weekly challenge went, we want to hear it all! Ashley Black Guru, Fascia Blaster – https://www.fasciablaster.com/ Homemade (EASY) Mayo – http://nomnompaleo.com/post/3440774534/paleo-mayonnaise Massage Therapists and...


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Episode #9: Sam Lezon, DC

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WELCOME TO OUR SECOND SEASON! So glad you could join us! In this week’s episode, Hannah and Lucia interview their favorite chiropractor and friend, Sam Lezon, DC of SportWorks Active Chiropractic! Tune in and learn what brought Sam into the field, what he sees the most when working with clients, all the juicy details about what it’s like running his own business and helping people fix...


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Episode #8: Gluten & Glutes

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In this week’s episode, Hannah and Lucia get going good on gluten and glutes, both hot subjects in the health and wellness field these days. Why does everyone apparently have to break up with gluten? Can anyone get along with it? And why are our glutes so important? Baby got (play)back, listen to the episode and find out! Plus, hear how we did on our...


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Episode #7: Insulin & Injury

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In this week’s episode, Hannah and Lucia dive into the hormone insulin and how it’s so important in providing our cells their energy, and what’s up with those pesky injuries we all get sometimes. Put your learning glasses on, kids, we’re getting scientific in this one!...


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Episode #6: Macros & Midlines

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In this week’s episode, Hannah and Lucia elaborate on what exactly “macros” are and why they’re such a hot topic in the health and wellness community, and what’s actually going on with those pesky midlines we’re all gaga over. How did our challenges from last week go? You gotta listen to find out!...


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Episode #5: Hydration & Hypertrophy

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In this week’s episode, Hannah and Lucia find the connection between staying hydrated and staying.. hypertrophic? Do you even KNOW what that means? Lucia sure didn’t! Tune in and catch up on how last week’s challenges went, and you might learn a thing or two, too. Or maybe that’s just Lucia…...


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Episode #4: Acne & Aerobics

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Welcome to Solcanacast, with your hosts Hannah Wydeven and Lucia Hawley! Join us as we discuss everything health and wellness. We keep our health facts real, funny and honest–health doesn’t have to be scary and we’re here to prove it. This week Lucia is talking acne (the good, the bad, the pop-worthy) and Hannah gives us the scoop on what aerobics even IS. Prepare to...


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Episode #3: Caffeine & Competition

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Welcome to Solcanacast, with your hosts Hannah Wydeven and Lucia Hawley! Join us as we discuss everything health and wellness. We keep our health facts real, funny and honest–health doesn’t have to be scary and we’re here to prove it. This week Lucia is talking caffeine (and for the love of coffee… DON’T TAKE IT AWAY!) and Hannah breaks down how to think about starting...


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