It's hard to find really strong women to train with. Not that women can't be strong, but gaining competitive levels of strength is a challenge that takes years to attain. And let's face it, we're in a society that implicitly tells women we're the softer, weaker, "fair" sex. Men are to carry our bags and move our furniture. We're thin and dainty.
If you're here, you know that's bullshit. But still. It's often not until later in life that individual women learn their desire to be beastly. And that means for those of us in the strength game, there are a dearth of training partners.
We only have so many hours in the day, so traveling far is often out of the question, particularly if you're to train several times a week. Not to mention once you find your awesome training partner, you have to get schedules to match. No wonder it doesn't happen a lot.
So while I'm day dreaming, here are my dream team of strength training partners:
Katie Hogan - deadlifts 385lbs
Erin Wallace - Hang Snatch 80kg x5,
Cara Westin - Raw 325 lbs Squat
Laura Phelps-Sweatt - Raw bench 300 lbs x3
Danica Rue - 115kg Clean and jerk