Since I never see any women really lifting heavy, I always wonder the same thing.
I fall somewhere between intermediate and advanced per these charts.
And good and great per the linked article.
The thing is… I think sometimes that I am a rather lazy lifter. I don’t keep a log, and I haven’t followed a program in a long time. I just sort of lift whatever I feel like lifting that day. I don’t set any specific goals either. I wonder sometimes what I would be capable of if I really applied myself.
Right now I have some muscle issues that I am working out, but once I am healthy, I am thinking of doing some sort of program with set progressions and setting some specific goals.
I prefer the chart linked here over the one posted on T-Nation since it breaks it by body weight. Still there was some debate over the deadlifting numbers for women.
Obviously bodyweight makes a huge difference. I did 13 consecutive chin-ups this morning but can’t squat 225.