Wow. This was a real eye-opener for me. I work out regularly and think I eat pretty well, though I do not follow a paleo diet and this info considers paleo. I should say that my personal goal is to be strong, and for that reason I always try to push past what Cathe offers most of the time. I set some performance based goals for 2013 and am making progress, so I wanted to see what if any guidelines there are for how heavy women should be able to lift. I know that ALL SORTS of factors go into this, and we are all different. BUT, having said that, can you all hit these numbers? Squat, Deadlift and Bench Press Guidelines for Women... I'll be 50 this year and while my squat and deadlift numbers are within reach of these, there is no way my bench is even close. Were you all approaching these if/when you did STS? Seems I have some work to do!