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Beach Body Challenge for Women?


Jim, I love 5/3/1… It’s taught me almost everything I know about lifting and even a little about life. Thanks.

I’m doing the 5/3/1 Beach Body challenge starting tonight.

My girlfriend wants to do this program too… I’m trying to figure out if I should switch out any of the lifts for her? I realize the goal is performance, but obviously the ideal beach muscles for a guy are different than a woman. Any thoughts?


The name “Beach Body” was totally tongue-in-cheek; quads/traps/forearms aren’t beach body muscles. If I were your girlfriend, I’d have her perform any program that she believes in/wants to do.


Hahaha I realize that, but I agree with the list anyway. Alright, thank you.