Strength & Conditioning: Nia Shanks, Week 4, Day 3

If you think ‘lifting like a girl’ is something to scoff at, think again. Follow these four weeks of programming by Nia Shanks to see what it really means to lift like a girl.

These workouts are designed by strength coach and author Nia Shanks. The workouts are posted three days a week and will help you get strong and learn how to really ‘lift like a girl.’ Learn more about Nia and her approach to training here.

Strength & Conditioning Workouts – Nia Shanks

For the next four weeks you’ll perform a total of three workouts per week on non-consecutive days. Don’t forget how to Lift Like a Girl. Focus entirely on your performance when you’re at the gym. Follow the provided guidelines for improving your performance each week.

Week 4, Day 3

1. Rack Pull (2-3 inches below the knee): 4×5 (Add 5 – 10 pounds to the weight you used in Week 3)

2A. Close Grip Push Up: Add 5 – 10 pounds to the weight you used in Week 3 and do 1 – 2 extra reps.

2B. Inverted Row: Add 5 – 10 pounds to the weight you used in Week 3 and do 1 – 2 extra reps.

3A. Walking Dumbbell Lunge (Substitute reverse lunge if you have achy knees): 4×11 – 13 (Same weight as Week 3)

3B. Dumbbell Curl: 4×11 – 13 (Same weight as Week 3)

3C. Ab Wheel Rollout: 4×11 – 13