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10 bodyweight strength goals for women

» by July 17th, 2012 at 10:48 am » Comments (21)

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 […]

Women’s Strength Training Network

» by January 18th, 2010 at 10:52 pm » Comments (3)

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, […]

Testing your one rep max

» by August 28th, 2009 at 12:01 am » Comments (25)

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.

Strength standards for women

» by December 3rd, 2008 at 12:14 am » Comments (85)

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 […]

How much can you lift?

» by November 13th, 2008 at 12:33 am » Comments (35)

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 […]