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Hi, I want to start strength training to increase bone mass and to feel stronger. I am 40+ and have been exercising on and off, I'm in good health and normal weight. Just had body fat checked and it is 22%. I have gotten several good books on strength training for women and currently am doing 4 personal training sessions at gym to get me started and familiarize myself with workout equipment in gym. I really would like to get a program that I can take and follow and would like to find an active support forum for women who strength train. Do you know of any online community? I am leaning towards following program provided in Irene Lewis_McCormick book "A Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength", which is 3 month of beginning workouts followed by 3 month of intermediate.
Share any blogs, articles, etc. that are aimed at or written by ladies that lift. Gubernatrix Stumptuous 70's Big - on Mondays Rachel Cosgrove Go Kaleo Girls Gone Strong - GGS Facebook page Nia Shanks - GGS Marianne Kane - GGS Jen Comas Keck- GGS Julia Ladewski - GGS Neghar Fonooni - GGS
I've love being on this site. The support is incredible and there is a lot of good information to be gained from this community. I also really appreciate being able to see the other women's logs and maxes. There are so few women that actually lift that it is hard to determine if you are making acceptable progress or not without this sort of comparison. While being the strongest women in the gym can feel nice, it doesn’t help you push your limits like being able to compare yourself to others that actually share your passion. I've only been on this site about a month but I can already tell that my progress has accelerated. Being on this site also causes me to mourn time that could have been better spent-but that's another post. I would like to share strength standards with you and also hear any feedback you may have or see any other sources you have as well. This set of standards strokes my ego. This article compares several different sets of standards and shows me I have a long way to go.