How many of you get offended by the back-handed compliment of, “being strong for a girl?” 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️
A majority of women say that they feel insulted when they’re not just called strong.
I wrote a cool article over on @barbend going over the differences in men and women when it comes to strength sports and contributed my own theory on what women could do to take their training to the next level to be stronger at a more competitive level.
A majority of the programs that women are running are based on studies and statistics of men more than women. Women and men have clear differences in how their bodies adapt to training.
Why does this matter? Check out the article to find out. Link in bio 👾
My female clients who I’ve incorporated this method with have seen their 1RM’s improve tremendously in an even shorter amount of time than when on a percentage-only based program.
Once I have more data, I want to share the Google Sheets with you guys so you can check out the exact numbers and comparisons these programs have vs percentage-based.
Basically I’m keeping track of female client progress and recovery on a percentage based program vs RPE based. I’m also doing the same with my male clients and then comparing results.
So far, it seems males have similar results on RPE and percentage-based programs with a few outliers— there may or may not be significant differences in data (not tested).
For women who are newbies and relatively new to the sport, the differences aren’t major, but for women who I would consider “intermediate” or not a complete newb (I base this more on numbers and skill rather than how many years in the sport), they’ve seen incredible progress, which I believe to be significant.
I’m only testing this and collecting data on my own powerlifting and strength clients so to get better insight, it will take a long damn time because I’m not working with thousands of athletes like Prilepin was, but I find it interesting. So for now, here’s my theory based on what I’ve tested on myself and my clients. Check out the article in my bio — BarBend articles.