Are there are programs similar to the StrongLifts program for women? Or the StrongLifts tailored for women?
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Stronglifts works quite well for women, as long as some adjustments are made. Do note that these tips may not be applicable to all, but certainly to those rather new to lifing weights (Stronglifts is a beginners programme, after all)
You could always do the program: The New Rules Of Lifting For Women instead. I started this but now am doing Stronglifts instead because i missed doing squats and was keen to do bench presses since i have all the gear at home, and there wasn't alot of that in the new rules program. Also New Rules can take a really long time to do, stronglifts looked quicker which was definitely quicker.
And i'm a woman. I didn't lower the starting weight at all. In fact i actually increased it by 5kg for both the squats and the dumbell row since i've done some weights before. I still used the 20kg start weight though for bench presses as it was my first time doing them. And i found this starting weight actually pretty easy so am looking forward to future workouts where i can increase the weight.
People really underestimate how strong girls can be.