Yes, we have developed two GAMECHANGERs. While the men's version is "merely" based on training science and our expertise in training with several professional athletes, the women's version has to be able to do much more. For example, training methods during the menstrual cycle as well as antatomical, gender-typical characteristics have to be taken into account.
We have met this challenge through a large number of expert interviews.
What are the differences between men and women?
**Anatomical-physiological differences: **
While speed and mobility programmes have remained almost analogous to men, there are elementary differences in the strength programmes. Exercises specially designed for women have been selected to combat the gender-typical disadvantage in women's anatomy. Particular attention was paid to the valgus position and thus to appropriate leg axis training. An adjustment was also made in the repetition payment. While these are hardly noticeably reduced due to the minimal discrepancies in the lower extremities, these have been taken into account more in the upper extremities. Progressions were also worked out for the pull-ups and push-ups exercises.
**Differences in training science: **
The major challenge here is to take the period into account. When looking at similar training programmes, it quickly became apparent that we were entering completely new territory in managing any disparities.
Our training programmes for women include the three phases offseason, preseason and season as well as the phase of the period, which should be switched to during menstruation. Behind this are low-intensity programmes that set a reduced stimulus. After this week, you can easily switch back to the respective GAMECHANGER programme and continue training "normally".