Personally I feel all people should be strong, however it makes me especially happy when the girls take well to the world of lifting and start to shift hefty weights about.
Two impressive numbers for the average lady what lifts are as follows:
– 3/4 bodyweight strict press
– 1.5x bodyweight overhead deadlift
Those two lifts, when at those numbers seems to often entail good things in regards to sporting prowess and also easier activities of daily living.
By no means gospel, yet there is a nice trend when you delve in to the endless hoards of zero’s and one’s.
How do you measure up when look at these numbers?
I trust you can hit them easily 🤗
Of course there are other lifts for the average lady lifter that add extra prowess from my experience.
– 1.25x BW Squat (or BW Front Squat)
– Bodyweight Farmers Walk for 25m, 50% each hand
– 5 Strict Pull Ups or 7 strict chin ups
There just seems to be something about all of the above that keeps popping up when one digs in to it, as such they give some useful targets for us to aim for that are not out of the realms of possibility.
All of the above would be for one solid rep (unless labeled otherwise), however if you could do them for say 3-5 reps that would be truly epic.
Being strong is a great thing.
Apart from the added lean body mass, confidence and general badassery, lifting decent weights is rather enjoyable.
As such it might be worth looking at your numbers and working towards closing the gap on the above.
Give it some thought.