Advice on a Glute/Back Plan for Female Client

I agree with both of these things. The point I was making wasn’t about capability, rather practicality.

Generally speaking, women underestimate their true strength and men overestimate theirs.


@OmegaCoach - I don’t think I saw kettlebell squats mentioned in the thread? My apologies if I missed something obvious.

I’ve worked with a few people who are pretty new to lifting, and have found that certain KB squats (I’ve used 2 different ways of holding the KB) and found that it 1) really reinforces good squat technique, maybe better than anything with a barbell, and 2) is usually preferred by less…hardcore trainees due to not having to hold a heavy barbell on their back.

If ankle mobility is a problem, could try elevating the heels. That usually helps a lot.

Maybe 2-3 sets of 20 with a light-medium weight to just practice the movement and slowly increase mobility and familiarity would help. It also wouldn’t be that strenuous for someone who doesn’t like squats.

If you’ve completely decided against squatting all together, that’s fine. Just some thoughts I had. (And I’m not a professional by any means.)


@Chris_Shugart I hate to keep tagging you every time I can’t find an article, but I’m seemingly incapable of navigating the new (not new) layout. There was an article speaking to this I believe - any chance you’re able to link it?

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It’s hard to say for sure, keep an eye on the hams, and do what works best to make them grow for your client.

Maybe 45 degree back raises blast her hams with no problems so you stick with those. Or maybe they cause the sciatica to flare up, so you’ll need to switch to the ham curls to go easy on the back.

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Could also swing leg presses with the foot placement variations to target better, not ideal but it’s like where there’s a will there’s a way lol.

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I like this, its very true from my experience

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