Do you think we should train different than the boys?

Discussion in 'Strongman Forum' started by Rottenrogue, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Go Away

    Go Away TID Board Of Directors

    Dec 28, 2011
    I saw this post was from 3 years ago...

    Starting this past Winter, Wifey has ran six waves of 5/3/1 and has since benched 135, pulled 285 and squatted 185 x 5. She trains like a powerlifter and eats like a powerlifter. She's gained some muscle, walks the track for 10 minutes after workouts when possible and looks better than she did in 2012 when it was all 8-12 reps and 60 minutes of heavy cardio. She even weighs more but still wears the same clothes from 2012 when she was 15 pounds lighter.

    I've been helping her get her 5/3/1 programming straight as she really likes setting rep PRs, but I'm throwing in an extra bench session every week to see how that translates. I keep hearing how more volume for women is the way to go. Too bad I haven't found any reading material regarding women's powerlifting training to back up these thoughts... I'm all ears, as always, if anyone has some suggested literature.
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  2. Rottenrogue

    Rottenrogue Strongwoman Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 26, 2011
    Just a random thought on bench/ overhead. I know it's a bit different for women to gain upper body strength. I have found we handle and gain better with heavier percentages
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  3. schultz1

    schultz1 Bangs Raiden's mom VIP

    Jan 3, 2011
    This post sums it up perfectly imo.

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