When I wrote my review a few days ago of The New Rules of Lifting, I forgot to mention that the book seemed as though it were aimed at men and barely mentioned the differences between men and women in regards to the workouts. Most of the studies that are mentioned in the book are about men. In my correspondance with one of the authors, Alwyn Cosgrove, I asked him whether there really was a bias and how to account for gender differences. This is his response (reprinted with permission):
We wouldn’t change very much for females to be honest, but we would ideally individualize or tweak every program if we could – based on every individual factor not just based on sex. Unfortunately space doesn’t allow that.