Red Feather deadlifting during CrossFit Games Open Workout 17.4.
This blog is the public voice of our gym. For the past 2.5 years the focus has been on communicating with you, our current members. However, now it's time that we think about a broader audience. Really, this blog is how we communicate with our current and future members. With this realization, we are going to start publishing blog posts that address the needs of our future members. We hope this new content helps debunk myths, motivates, and inspires everyone to be the best version of themselves.
Myth: Lifting Weights Makes Women Bulky
Perhaps no other fitness myth is more pervasive and insulting to women. I could write 1,000 blog posts on this issue because there are so many different points to address. However, today I will focus on just one: "What the hell is bulky anyway?"
Want to read something crazy?!?Leigh Peel researched this very question and found that the majority of her 2000 research subjects identified Hillary Swank's Million Dollar Baby physique as too bulky.
Yep, there she is in all her bulkiness.
Here's the big fat bulky deal. Lifting weights will make you strong. Lifting weights will make you burn more calories which increases your metabolism. Lifting weights will increase your bone density decreasing your risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures. Lifting weights will make you powerful. Lifting weights will make it easier to carry your kids, your groceries, your skis, your bike, your kayak, your everything.
At our gym we lift weights and no one is bulky. In fact, we probably lift heavier weights that Hillary Swank on none of us look like her. We all look like the best version of the strong, confident, and powerful women that we are.
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