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Is it just me or is the weightlifting resources aimed at women a bit shite?

Powerclean2deadliftPowerclean2deadlift Posts: 15Member Member Posts: 15Member Member
thoughts?

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  • alexpepper35alexpepper35 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Yes I have searched the web endlessly and YouTube is semi decent but then the videos are aimed mostly for toning up. For me that is not what I want. I want the muscles and strength.
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Posts: 6,421Member Member Posts: 6,421Member Member
    Depends how exactly you're looking. If you're looking at stuff marketed at women then yeah it's probably going to be absolutely rubbish, because there isn't really much difference between weight lifting for men and women, particularly when it comes to beginners and the stuff that's marketed for women is for those that have some pretty pink weights at home collecting dust in the corner.

    Rather than looking at lifting for women, look just for lifting.

    There's some fab resources in this thread: https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10332083/which-lifting-program-is-the-best-for-you/p1
    edited July 16
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,202Member Member Posts: 8,202Member Member
    Yea it can be a bit tricky to weed through some of the nonsense out there. It's good to learn that women can do exactly what men are doing (depending on their goals of course), so following that information whoever it is geared for can he helpful. I find the topic of gaining weight/bulking to be almost completely scarce for women, there are some resources but I typically just follow the advice for men and modify it based on bodyfat and calorie goals.
  • psychod787psychod787 Posts: 2,115Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,115Member, Premium Member
    Juggernaut has many videos on female power lifters. Chad Wesley SMith and DR. Mike.
  • pondee629pondee629 Posts: 2,313Member Member Posts: 2,313Member Member
    How would lifting for women be different than lifting or lifting for men? Pick a lifting program, try it, if you like ti, continue, if you don't try another. I like Strong Lifts 5x5. I don't see why it wouldn't work for a woman.
  • Powerclean2deadliftPowerclean2deadlift Posts: 15Member Member Posts: 15Member Member
    pondee629 wrote: »
    How would lifting for women be different than lifting or lifting for men? Pick a lifting program, try it, if you like ti, continue, if you don't try another. I like Strong Lifts 5x5. I don't see why it wouldn't work for a woman.
    That's my point.
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Posts: 3,119Member Member Posts: 3,119Member Member
    There are no material differences in the lifting dynamics between men and women. However, men will generally be stronger than women of equal size/wt.

    However, as between man and women of equal size/wt, men will have greater upper body strength and women will have greater lower body strength relative to their size/wt.

    So, there is no need for a "special" lifting program for women, who can use beginner programs like Stronglifts and Starting Strength w/equal success.

    However, women should NOT measure their "success" by the same meadures as men do, given the understanding of the relativr strength differences between the genders, especially the differential differences in lower and upper body strength
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