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Question on program for women

Discussion in 'Female Health & Fitness' started by Prodigy, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Prodigy

    Prodigy Active Member

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    I am currently doing the Stripped 5x5 newbie program and my gf asked if this would be a good program for her. I know some of the exercises would be good, but I'm looking to find out if the entire program would be good for her to start with.

    The program can be found at: http://newbie-fitness.blogspot.com/2007/01/stripped-5x5.html

    Summary of program:

    Workout A: Deadlift, Bent-over row, military press

    Workout B: Squat, bench press, chin-ups

    3 times a week. Week 1 is A/B/A. Week 2 is B/A/B.

    Would appreciate any feedback.
     
  2. Jedi

    Jedi Well-Known Member

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    I don't know thiw actual programme but my feeling is what works for a guy works for a girl too :) she just needs to find the right weights for her starting level that truly challenge her ! However i imagine she won't be able to do chin ups so she shd find an alternative for this :)
     
  3. kd1

    kd1 Active Member

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    There is a machine at my gym that allows me to do assisted chin ups (although it's called machine-assisted chin dips). Perhaps there's one similar.

    But she's not likely to be able to do a chip up unassisted.
     
  4. Jedi

    Jedi Well-Known Member

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    you are right, I had forgotten that machine as my gym doesn't have one ;)
     
  5. Prodigy

    Prodigy Active Member

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    Thanks for the feedback folks.
     
  6. bfl_redhead

    bfl_redhead Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like it would be a great program....as a matter of fact, I think I may 'copy' it for a while as new workout regime!

    As mentioned, she may not be able to do unassisted chin-ups, but assisted would be a great exercise for her.....

    best of luck to her!

    t:D
     

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