How To Lift Weights Like A Girl
Women are more quad dominant so we need more posterior activation when it comes to training.
Generally, we should train with a bias towards working the muscles down the body that form our posterior chain over the anterior (front of the body).
Also, if you’re pregnant or post natal, you’ll need to work on these muscles that little bit more to counterbalance that bump/the effects of breastfeeding or holding your little one!
**However please note that this isn’t always the case as everyone is different**
For posterior chain exercises, think muscle groups such as back, glutes, hamstrings:
Just to give you a few examples (a lot of these moves have variations).
- Deadlift (inc. single leg, b stance, kickstand, rdl, sumo)
- Good Morning
- Hip Thrust
- Lat Pulldown
- Pull Ups
- Face Pull
- Nordic Curls
- Back Extensions