There are no “man exercises” or “woman exercises,” but that doesn’t mean women should train exactly like men. Although women gain relative strength and muscle at virtually the same rate as men (1), there are key differences in how women should train to get the best results.
Here are the general guidelines for women, tailored to the female body. I’ve also provided a sample workout for women so you can see how these guidelines are used.
1. Women benefit from more volume than men.
Research shows that women can generally do more reps at a given intensity than men. So, it’s reasonable to say that women should generally perform more reps per set than men. However, this can lead to using very light weights for endless reps. Read more…