There’s something magical about being able to chuck your own bodyweight or its equivalent around in a variety of ways! It makes you feel strong, able, agile and athletic. If you can push, pull and otherwise move your body around, you’re self sufficient in movement. So if you are looking for a goal or you just [...]
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Folks, I have started a group on Facebook called the Women’s Strength Training Network. I hope many of you will join it. It is independent of this website, although clearly there’s a lot of synergy in the content. The aim is fourfold: Be a source of support for women who are ‘out there’ strength training, [...]
To test your one rep max on the power lifts or the olympic lifts, follow these simple principles. Find out when the best time is to test your one rep max and why it is useful to do this on a regular basis.
After a recent discussion here on strength standards for women, I have come up with some standards using the collective wisdom of All Round Strength Training! Click to go straight to table of strength standards for women (below) There’s not much general knowledge about what is “good” for women’s strength training. In many cases, a [...]
This is a question as much for my male readers as my female readers: do you have a conception of how much weight women can/should be lifting? Because relatively few women lift free weights and of those who do, many are new to lifting, it is deemed appropriate to be encouraging about any lifting stats [...]