The Female “CrossFit Body”
If I had a dollar for every woman who calls asking about our program and says “but I don’t want to get bulky,” I’d have a whole lotta dollars! Outside of CrossFit, there seems to be misconceptions about women and muscle, as well as an unhealthy concept of what the female body should look like.
Remember “heroin chic” in the 90s where waif-like models were considered the ideal? Or the current “thigh gap” trend with teens girls? These trends are damaging and can perpetuate eating disorders.
I believe CrossFit has helped to make the strong, female body thought of as beautiful. CrossFit focuses more on what you can do with your body. Eat right and exercise the right way and the aesthetics will come. I love that the girls at our gym give each other props for round biceps, strong quads and big butts! Let’s teach our daughters that a strict pull-up or a bodyweight back squat is way more impressive than protruding hip bones.
And on the subject of getting bulky…CROSSFIT DOES NOT MAKE YOU BULKY. In order to look like a body builder, a woman has to eat a whole lot, consciously take a boat load of supplements and, honestly, probably have some “help” from banned substances. If you are eating healthy and doing CrossFit, you won’t look like Vera Di Milo:
Read a related article here: http://www.tabatatimes.com/womens-only-i-dont-want-to-look-like-her/
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANNE & TY!
Workout of the Day
Five rounds for time of –
6 deficit handstand push-ups 8″/4″ (men – 2 45-lb plates each side; women – 1 45-kb plate each side)
400 m run
2 rope climbs
OR – Scaled = 6 x :30 plank holds
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.