No description could really be more accurate, and really no better crew than Girls Gone Strong to put it together.
When I first saw my review copy, I emailed Molly and said this:
“LOVE the product!!! I’m really, really, really stoked ’cause it’s so my style, it’s such a good fit for my readers. I’m kinda locked into writing kettlebell/bodyweight products, your product it like the great gym workout that I’d love for my readers to have. Really awesome work, really great product, there’s actually too many things I love about it – from the core work/breathing, to the workouts, to even just having clamshells and band walking in there… and like squats, deads, ect, ’cause obv. Anyway SO MUCH awesome.
It’s rare to get a product that’s everything that I believe in, but nothing like anything I’ve written — I could not possibly be more stoked to share this with my readers.”
I was going to try and re-write that to make it sound more like a blog post is supposed to sound, but I’m about to move to Denver tomorrow, so I figured hey, I’ll just copy and paste my feedback to Molly!
And that’s really it. It’s the program I’d write for you if you had access to a full gym with all of the toys.
There would be a lot of stuff we’d do that wouldn’t be kettlebells. Basically we’d use the exact right tool for every job, every time. And sometimes that’s a kettlebell, sometimes that’s a dumbbell, sometimes that’s a barbell, and sometimes that’s a cable machine.
She hits a lot of stuff that makes me nerd as a trainer — like the dynamic warmup that will un-desk-posture you pre-workout. It’s the pre-hab that pretty much any woman over 30 needs to do, every workout.
On top of that, I love Molly’s exercise selection. She’s got the optimal workouts to do with:
- Cable Machines
And she lists options to substitute those. If your gym has at least half of those, you’ll be stoked.
Who It’s For
If you have a gym membership, and want a program that takes advantage of everything you have access to.
You can get a better, more effective workout, using all the right tools at the right times. This really is the Modern Women’s Guide to Strength Training — use everything the modern gyms give you, in a really intelligent way.
Who It’s Not For
Someone working out at home (unless you have a rocking home gym with at least kettlebells/barbells or dumbells/barbells).
Don’t get me wrong, you could totally do this workout at home. But where it really shines is for someone that does have a gym membership and can use more than one tool.
Also, not really for dudes =)
You and This Program
2014 has been a great year for women’s workout programs. From Neghar’s kettleblel program, to Jen’s conditioning program, to now Molly’s/Girl’s Gone Strong’s gym program.
Molly is really smart about what women need out of their strength training, all the way down to female specific cues on each exercise.
If you’re a woman, and you workout in a gym, this is probably a great program for you: