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Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference?

Hi All,

Recently my girlfriend has showed a lot of intrest in coming to the gym, she's been a competitive swimmer/surf lifesaver for years so has a good physique but wants to start spending more time on training with weights.

She's asked me to write her out a routine for strength/fitness but but as a beginner myself I thought i'd ask for some help. Oh btw, she's not to keen on free weights (I've tried my best but I'll keep on!) Any advise on exercises, reps/sets would be great!

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    PikeKing
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 10:13:14 (permalink)
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    Men and womens routines should be pretty much identical.

    Keep on at her about freeweights over the use of machines, remember though machine weights are better than no weights.
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 12:31:55 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    Men and womens routines should be pretty much identical.

    Keep on at her about freeweights over the use of machines, remember though machine weights are better than no weights.



    I agree, PikeKing and I have done the same training routines on several occassions.
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 12:49:16 (permalink)
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    we have indeed, i'm not sure how you convinced me to deadlift in a tutu though
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 13:08:50 (permalink)
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    You did look good in a tutu, especially when you bent over!!!!!!
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 13:09:37 (permalink)
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    just because i was wearing your pants!
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 13:11:16 (permalink)
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    My hot pink pure silk thong you mean!!!!!
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 13:18:54 (permalink)
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    no i meant the big frilly mid thigh length bloomers that you think are so sexy
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 16:16:59 (permalink)
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    Get a room.

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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 16:35:01 (permalink)
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    can you two keep the banter to email please this is not a flirting forum!!!!
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 22:05:49 (permalink)
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    sorry scruffy, you're right
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 22:37:46 (permalink)
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    Most of the guys actually like it Scruffy. It does lighten things up a bit and it's only fun. I've got loads of MSN contacts from MT now and they love PKs and my friendly banter. We see each other every day and We work together so if we really wanted to flirt (which we don't) we could do it in real life, it's only having a laugh and a joke. Life is too short to be deadly serious after all!
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 22:39:51 (permalink)
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    If the routines are pretty much the same I'll probably be able to write something up but what about sets and reps for large/small muscle groups? She doesn't want to get big really, just strength and general fitness?

    Maybe some of the ladies could post their routines to gimmie some ideas


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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 22:42:31 (permalink)
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    OK, FLIRTING is strictly banned then. Sorry.
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 22:42:54 (permalink)
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    I wouldnt even bother with smaller muscle groups. Just stick to basic compound stuff. Probably a total body workout to start with done twice per week. Rep around 10-12 while shes learning.
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 22:44:22 (permalink)
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    Also sorry Glebitz for taking over your thread. I guess at least you know woman can train in exactly the same way as men now!!!!
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 22:52:02 (permalink)
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    As a beginner I would go for 10 to 12 reps. If she doesn't want to use free weights, she could use the resistance machines to start with while she perfects her technique.
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 23:06:31 (permalink)
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    2 sets will be enough to start with. She could do a two day "total body" workout.

    Use the following machines, if you have them in your gym:-

    Chest Press (pectorals)
    Upper Back (Rhomboids, mid trapezius)
    Shoulder Press (deltoids/triceps)
    Vertical Traction or Lat Pulldown (dorsals/ biceps/Lats)

    Leg press (Quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves)

    She could substitute this with some lunges and squats.

    Hopefully in a couple of months you could pursuade her to include some free weights, which will be more productive.

    Upper Back
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/01 23:08:03 (permalink)
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    I've no idea why the word Upper Back has appeared there, ignore it. lol.
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    RE: Mens & Womens Routines - Any difference? 2004/03/02 00:30:33 (permalink)
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    Angel how can she perfect her technique with machines?
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