So there's a recurring trend I see both on these forums and in real life regardless of the training level of the individual involved.
Female: will seek out a trainer or pre-made program and follow it to a T, and only really ask form related questions, but never why things are programmed a certain way. They trust the coach and complete the program as written and move on to the next thing they are given once they are done.
Male: spends weeks before starting a new split drawing inspiration from a few different programs, and if they do not tweak it to start, they will inevitably tweak it to include alternate movements, sets/reps schemes, extra days, etc.
Many times when I ask women who train seriously why they are eating or training a certain way, the best I get is "my coach told me to" or I'm just following the XYZ program from Joe Schmo.
Even the few beginners I've had a chance to casually train in the gym, I notice the exact same thing. For the women, it's always "ok coach" while guys inevitably want to change days, the exercises, etc. and continuously question why things were done a certain way.
I'm just curious what everyone's experience with this is and would like to discuss the reasons and implications. I have to think it's in the same realm of the stereotype of the man who never asks for directions and occasionally gets lost while the woman is like "just ask someone already so we can arrive on time please."