I got my wife into weight lifting when we were going out; before this she had never touched a weight before in her life. She overlooked the other women in the commercial gym that we used to go to who usually spent their time curling pink dumbbells and doing cardio to do the routine that I designed for her, which was more like a power lifting routine, with the exception that she loved doing heavy leg presses.
Anyway, before the baby, she went from barely being able to benching a 45 lb. bar to benching a little over 100 lbs.
After the baby, neither of us got a decent nights sleep and both of our lifts went to shit; then she stopped working out for awhile.
We moved and bought a house. I started working at a gym and my lifts came back, but we had no weights in the house so she stopped working out for a long time; then lo and behold the gym went out of business (too many sedentary fatasses here who are too lazy or apathetic towards working out.) Meanwhile my wife had gained weight from the baby and was feeling depressed about it.
So I bought myself a power rack, a flat weight bench and over 500 pounds of weights and we were back into business.
I designed programs for her that revolved around what we had: barbells and a power rack; there could be nothing fancy here.
Her bench went down, but it was still stronger than it was before the first time. I think when we first started this working out together in the basement business that her lifts looked like this 80 lb. bench, 120 lb. squat and 135 lb. dead.
Recently we tested everything and her numbers look like this: 95,165,230 and she just missed a 235 lb. deadlift; as an added bonus, her legs and whole body look very nice too
I also have her doing my diet (the AD diet_
I actually think that she would do really well on a pure WSB program, but the problem with putting her on this program, or anyone for that matter, is that around “that time of the month” she doesn’t feel like working out, especially the legs because it makes her feel worse and gush blood.
Do you have any suggestions for me in this regard?