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Of course it can be done by women. The only thing that is a bit more difficult is progression on OHP and bench; for those lifts I would recommend microplates (you can find more info on them here). This will allow you to add just 2.5 lbs per session instead of 5 lbs... SS and also SL are very suitable for women. As a matter of fact a trained women will in ...


I’m in the same situation and have similar goals. I did Starting Strength and I definitely got bigger and stronger, but I also added a lot more fat than I am comfortable with. I am now carb/calorie cycle while continuing to lift heavy, I’m succeeding in building muscle and losing fat at the same time. Here’s how I’m doing it: Monday: Lift heavy (3x5 ...

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