How to get the most out of training women

By March 4, 2016Stuff We Like
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It’s a female specific Stuff We Like This Week and we have a load of great information to share! There’s some excellent information below on how to get the most out of training women in general as well as female athletes, some common strength training myths, carb intake and body recomposition and how to treat yourself in the gym when you’re expecting.

Until next time, hope you’re all enjoying the start of Spring and you have a great weekend!

The Poliquin Group has written a lot of great information for women. I’ve saved a few other choice posts to share another time but this is my current favourite, with eleven excellent tips to help with the practical application of training your female clients.

You can read the full post here.

Mike Robertson shares some of his experience coaching female athletes and some thoughts on how best to approach their training.

You can read the full post here.

Sohee Lee, writing for Eric Cressey’s site, labels out seven common myths about strength training for women. You would think this stuff is obvious by now but almost every female client I’ve ever had has, at some point, believed at least one of these myths to be the absolute truth. I imagine the same is true for many of you out there. A useful link to share with female clients who may not be so keen on lifting weights.

You can read the full post here.

More wisdom from Keith Norris, who discusses the virtues of lifting weights and limiting carbohydrate intake, and what can happen when you dedicate yourself to a sensible, regular plan, don’t rely on willpower all the time and don’t make excuses.

You can read the full post here.

Tony Gentilcore has also written a lot of stuff specifically for women on his blog. I’m sharing this not just because it’s a great blog post, but mainly because my partner is expecting our first child in a few short months. A lot of excellent information about how to treat your body when it comes to training, nutrition and your baby.

You can read the full post here.