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Monday, June 17, 2013

10 Reasons Why Heavy Lifting Is Terrible For Women




Everyone knows that lifting makes women big, bulky, and less desirable. But, do they know the reasons why? I compiled my top ten reasons as to why women should NEVER EVER even think about touching a weight. Ever.

 1. You will find less and less that you are asked to go to the kitchen and make a sandwich. What will you do with all that free time?!?

2. Men on the Internet will tell you that you are too big. Can you handle no longer being the object of a stranger's fantasy?

3. Pants won't fit because your butt has gotten so big. Imagine actually filling out a pair of pants, the horror!!

4. Your children might see that a woman can be something more than a frail object meant to please a man. Challenging the status quo is never a good thing.

5. You can eat a much larger amount of delicious food and not gain a pound. Disgusting! Pass the tofu and skim milk please.

6.  Men will avoid you at the gym when you lift more than they do. How are you supposed to know how to lift without their constant coaching?

7. You will be able to open a pickle jar without a man or a knife. No one should possess that much raw power.

8. Your bones will maintain a thick density throughout your life. Do you really want to rob a surgeon of your money for osteoporosis treatment?

9. Heavy lifting can be as diverse as you want to make it. Your time would be much better spent on a treadmill every day watching CNN.

10. You will be shunned from old friends that want you to go clubbing every night. Those are the kinds of friends you just don't want to lose.


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129 comments:

  1. Can you please put this on the Facebook page!?!? It's needs a sharin!!!!

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    1. Find the nearest 12 year old and they will show you how to post it all by your self.

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    2. ^I wish I could like this comment!

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    3. Muscular wo=MEN are homely! Let's be honest, unless you're gay, you will notice that the harder a wo=MAN works out, the UGLIER she gets! Atheletic wo=MEN are attractive, meaning wo=MEN who lift moderately heavy weights. wo=MEN who are hard core athletes however look too male ish!

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    4. @hexjoe53

      Carpal tunnel preventing you from typing "women" like a normal human being? Might want to get that checked by a physician.

      Also, no one cares what you find attractive.

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    5. hexjoe53 can't even use a Profile pic because he might be in fear of being picked on.

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    6. Hexjoe53, you're kind of a douche. Heavy lifting doesn't make women ugly. Women on STEROIDS makes women ugly. THAT is what changes a woman. Oh wait, nope...I'm wrong. Heavy lifting DOES change a woman. It makes her leaner and stronger, and SEXIER. Let's face it - flab is ugly. But, maybe you like that shit.

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    7. Wow... flab is ugly so lets shoot down one terrible beauty ideal of women and put up another. Sorry but not all women can be ripped and sometime no amount of working out lifting or other wise ca fix that.
      Speaking as a single mother with abdominal damage due to emergency c-section. I will never have a stomach with out "flab". Glad to know that it will always classify me as ugly. Since I have nothing else to offer and only a female body counts as worth anything.
      A woman gain any kind of strength is important but LRR you are just as bad as Hexjoe53

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    8. Who cares how women look when they lift? They aren't in a beauty contest, they are at the gym.

      Lots of women lift to exercise, socialize, and experience the benefits of increased metabolism and daily energy, all of which benefit their lives. When people make comments/judgements about women not being sexy or looking like men, or whatever nonsense opinion that nobody asked them for, they prevent some women from lifting or doing other types of workouts. The direct result of this is that those women don't exercise. They, in turn, also don't receive any of the benefits associated with exercise and live less healthy lives.

      If you don't think a woman is sexy because she looks like a man, then don't try to date her (and by the way, these women don't look like men, they look like women who exercise. You just don't recognize them as being feminine because for the majority of history, societies mostly refused to invest in women's health and exercise programs so you don't even know what a healthy strong woman looks like). There are plenty of other women in the world for you, so you can go judge them?

      By making judgements about women's bodies you only prevents some women from gaining the health benefits from lifting. In fact, it brings no benefit to anyone.

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    9. Agree with u up to a point.I did my dissertation on body image in women and ur correct about society opinion etc, the panoptic gaze effect etc. However believe there ha e been many athletic female role models who are both feminine and in shape/athletic. athletes hockey players, footballers, tennis player, volley ball players (in fact most sports) women are revered as both feminine and athletic/heroic.

      Most women do not find male body builders attractive, and most men do not find female body building attractive.

      However women find sportsmen Attractive (football athletics tennis etc) and most men find sports women attractive.

      I do not understand why bodybuilding women insist they're attractive and the definition of what is sexy and healthy (pedastool) when studies Dont put them there. The male body builders Dont!

      Everyone is impressed with a muscular woman or man... but only a small minority find it attractive. And since they claim not to do it to be attractive o the opposite sex there shouldn't be an issue.

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  2. You will miss out on the extra cardio you get from having to take multiple trips to the car to carry in groceries just 2 bags at a time.

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    1. and don't forget the poor bagger at the grocery store that looses out on helping carry that 60lbs bag of dog food to your car!

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    2. We both know you weren't planning to tip her anyway.

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    3. Just the tip!

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  3. #2/#3 might not be preferable to a not so skinny chick

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    1. Just so you know, for every pound of muscle, your body naturally burns 50 calories. For every pound of fat, your body burns 1 calorie. Do the math. The more muscle you have, the more calories you'll burn and the more likely you'll be leaner. Now, imagine coupling that with clean or healthy eating? Another thing, it's not about being "skinny". When I think of skinny, I think of a scrawny salad-eating girl with no muscle tone. I like to use the term lean but it can be used without the implication of not having muscles.

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  4. By the looks of her legs, I don't think she needs that belt. Am I right?

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    1. Belt's not for her legs. Obviously you don't lift anything bigger than your laptop.

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    2. You're right, belts aren't for legs, they're for babies.

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    3. It was a question...and the answer is: The belt provides protection by stabilizing the spine and lower back; it also increases intra-abdominal pressure allowing for even more stability and safety when lifting.

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    4. While belts to assist in stabilizing, you should try to NOT use them. Using them can actually weaken your core muscles. Only use belts when you are lifting extremely heavy. I have never used one in my life and I have NO back problems at all.

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    5. The idea that a belt will "weaken your core muscles" is complete bunk. However, beginners don't need them, generally.

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    6. No no...Brian Donnelly was correct.

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  5. Neither of the two are exactly thin. I see gym-tards like these finish last in triathlons all year long...functionally useless.

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    1. dumbest comment to be ever posted on LIFT BIG - EAT BIG.....unbeliveable....

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    2. Its called Lift Big Eat Big....not move long distances for stupid amounts of time.

      Hmmmm, lets see what have I done today? Carried a large box up a flight of stairs? What have I not done? Had to swim, then cycle, then run ANY distance. Functional whatup. Your comment in invalid.

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    3. I also see triathletes who can barely lift any weight, have little gymnastic ability, poor jumping ability, the coordination of a 6-year old and who sprint little faster than they run distance...much more functionally useless.

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    4. Read more books guy

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    5. Hmmmm...in the end we are all really just animals right...so who would I rather mate with? A big strong burly dude who can help protect and provide for my family? Or a skinny fast dude who can out run my family and leave the rest of us behind to be eaten. Seems like a no brainer...

      This pic is awesome. I love this web site!

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    6. Who wants to be thin? I want to be fit. Lifting has made me feel better about myself than I have in years. And I am 52 and "thinner" than I have been in decades!!! Cardio SUCKS!!!

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    7. I am a female competitive boxer and kickboxer and, I have to say, the hard core lifter types don't fare well with functional fitness in my experience. The "I pick it up and put it down" lifter types are too bulked up to hold their hands up for a two minute sparring round and often can't protect themselves because their muscle mass impedes the full range of motion required for basic blocking. Even the less bulky ones end up muscularly exhaused after throwing a few punches with a one pound glove on... so, what's more functional?... A better litmus for being a better mate? Id go with a scrappy fighter over a burly lifter anyday!

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    8. I'd venture to guess if you would ask a man on the street who he'd rather mate with-a "big lifter" or a "cardio bunny"- it wouldn't be a bulky or super cut woman. He would likely find that unattractive, intimidating or both. If we're really JUST animals then we are made to procreate. Attraction and personal preference play a big part in the whole human mating process. Just sayin.

      P.S. Despite being in the best shape of my life and having the definition I've always wanted- I've been told I look better with clothes on. When it comes to protection- I guess I'll have to protect myself!

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    9. "Strong people are harder to kill" - Mark Ripptoe. A real fight doesn't consist of a sparring match. It's about who can beat who not who can punch for two minutes. You can punch all you want, when I get a hold of you, take you to the ground and dominate you let's see if you're able to get back up.

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    10. From LeBell's site:

      "Was it Joe Louis who sagely said: 'The sport of judo and boxing should never be compared because they are so different. If I were to meet a judo man and hit him first, I'll bury him. But if I don't and he grabs me, he'll bury me.'"

      http://genelebell.com/stories/98-judo-vs-boxing.html

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    11. @ Anon idiot who thinks that women should care about men finding them attractive, intimidating, or both:

      Newsflash, you're on the wrong website. Also re-read the list, which is satirically pointing out the fact that it SHOULD NOT DETER WOMEN FROM LIFTING IF THEY WANT. The time when my ass looked the best (and didn't fit into any of the jeans I owned) was after advanced Army training (not so much heavy lifting, but a lot of distance iron mikes, ruck marches, butt busters and the like. My arms, shoulders, and back had beautiful muscle definition, my thighs, butt and calves looked amazing. I never quite got the abs 'flat', but I didn't care. My obliques were popping, and my stomach was tight. I was stronger than I'd ever been in my life, and -that- felt better than some man thinking I was attractive. Just so you know.

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    12. I used to teach martial arts and still train martial artists. Weight training is absolutely a performance enhancer. You just have to program correctly around competitions and different types of training sessions. If time permits, stronger is better. Martial artists who claim that being strong and muscular is nonfunctional or a detriment to fighting ability don't know enough about strength training to merit an opinion. However, *bodybuilding* specifically can be at odds with sports performance. Not all hard core training is bodybuilding, though. Far, far from it.

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    13. Competitive triathletes are not good bodybuilders, competitive bodybuilders are not good triathletes, and I really don't think either one cares that they're not good at the other. Completely different activities for people with entirely dissimilar goals. I'm a sub-2:45 marathoner who probably couldn't bench much more than 130 pounds, but that doesn't bother me because I want to be a fast runner - not a huge bodybuilder. Saying one is better than the other is comparing apples and oranges.

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    14. We can orange them apples the way we like them... add some carrot and you have my favorite juice combo... :) (o)(a) /c\

      The need to put another down because you think it challenges what you want to do... is really something that should be addressed in our own personal growth as we get a life... ;)

      So long as we are doing what we want to do and it feels good and everyone concerned is okay with it... isn't that Freedom?

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  6. Is the last guy who commented serious? Functionally useless? Because they are not "thin" and do not come in first in triathlons? So, triathlon athletes are functionally useful? Buddy, I think you need to do some research on the term "functional" followed up with some research on what exactly strongman training entails, then try again.

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  7. Keep in mind I am in the military, so perhaps if my job was more endurance oriented these numbers might be different.

    Number of times I have needed to run 6 miles, bike 20, or swim 1 in the past year: 0.

    Number of times I have needed to carry a heavy weight a short distance or do some other activity that required a 1-2 minute burst of energy: Countless

    I am 5'10", 200 lbs. I enjoy both weightlifting (powerlifting and olympic) and endurance (running, half and full marathons) events, but know that in terms of functionality and longevity, the weightlifting is what's keeping me alive.

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    1. love it!! I too used my strength to move a fish tank at the weekend, wouldn't do without it!!

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  8. 11. You'll attract a FAR better quality of man, so say goodbye to those evenings spent whining about the assholes you attract with your friends

    12.Whenever the Olympics come around you'll be constantly batting away queries from cardio bunnies about how to get your 'physique'

    13. No-one will believe you're 40, you'll have to take your birth cert with you whenever you go out. This also means that, sadly, you'll have to just walk past those racks of elasticated jeans. It's a bitch, I know.

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    1. Bwahaha! Love it! Especially #13!

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    2. Replace 40 with 50 .. and BAM! # 13.

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    3. Excellent additions! Thank you. :-)

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  9. I don't like #1 and #4 so much because they insinuate that if you do not lift, you can't be a strong woman. I think lifting is awesome and it can help break the mold, but assuming that women belong in the kitchen and are frail if they don't lift is still building up the status quo. Good article overall though.

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    1. The entire article was satire, fyi.

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    2. You know what I kept thinking while reading your response..

      "Where is my turkey sandwich?"

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  10. i love it and as a man i would like to see a lot more women lift.

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    1. I lift at the gym and love it, but what people don't understand it takes a lot to look buff like the women in weight competitions. I am working on losing weight and the best advice my personal trainer is based on weights. I walk to the gym about mile and then lift at the gym for almost 2hrs total of working out. It takes me 45 min. to get to the gym but over time that will change and I will be able to run there. Lifting has made me feel great. My legs and arms look good for me being over weight. My mid area needs work but that took years of neglecting myself so it will take awhile for that fat to go away. My pants are tight after a workout but not because I gained more fat on my legs, the pants fit I just notice my legs are toned and lose fatty skin feels different then toned muscle. I am not going to bulk up because that would be gross, just trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Any personal trainer will tell you to lift to lose weight and cardio to burn fat. You burn more fat doing strength then cardio.

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  11. q mierda de articulo

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  12. 14. Lifting heavy things is bad for your ovaries. Don't you know that childbirth is the only reason you exist on earth?

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    1. hahahaha that's hilarious! especially when considering lifting HELPS with childbirth! strengthens your cha-cha muscles...which also makes sex better. just sayin :)

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  13. laugh all you want, but that pants thing is starting to be a real problem...
    sincerely,
    a lady who just blew out a favorite pair of jeans in a squat

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    1. The inseam on my Levis popped and all Idid was flex my thighs.

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    2. You were jeans to the gym??

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    3. Lucky Brand, Sofia Cut
      Levi's, Supreme Curve

      The only jeans I even bother with.

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    4. Why are we working out in jeans? Restricts movement.

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    5. She probably uses good technique outside the gym, such as picking up things that are on the ground or droppin it like it's hot. Ergonomic lifestyle, folks.

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  14. why is everyone bashing each other trying to convince anyone which is best..... any type of exercise is good for the body and the mind...it's a free world, choose whatever is best for you and your body and your own sanity.... anyone that commits to any type of exercise .... kudos to you.... Quit trying to destroy each other's passions..... this is why there is war.... "can't you just all play nice in the sandbox"... honestly.....

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    1. I guess no one has convinced you to not use ellipses as your punctuation either.

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  15. I'm gonna post anonymously to talk shit.

    Carry on lifting.

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  16. Bulky people are sh!t at Tough Mudder. Ha, picking up weights to get big is stupid to boot. The next time a barbell falls on my chest, I'll eat my words, but until then, kickboxer "thin" is better. The guy in the pic is fat and she has man legs...congrats.

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    1. Yes, because the sole reason people exist is to do 'tough mudder'.

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    2. fite me irl phaggot. I'll wreck u kid

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    3. Pretty sure that entire post was sarcasm.

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  17. If childbirth was the only reason to exist - it would be a good one. Functional - ballet artist is as functional as a triathlete as a strongman as a bodybuilder. Your function, same as fitness, implies you are capable of doing a certain thing. If that certain thing is ballet vs bodybuilding, so be it, you are functional. Ergo, functional fitness simply means you are developing capacity for the activity of choice.
    Triathlete dude - really silly. The rest - please don't get dragged into silly discussions with people who really have no idea what they are talking about.

    Kindly,
    Miro

    p.s.
    should you call me out, I completed my first triathlon at age 19, competed in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Rock Climbing, Collegiate Soccer, and yes, even Breakdancing. I love powerlifting, gymnastics, Olympic, Strongman, or any other sports requiring strength, which is almost all of them.

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    1. Oh look, someone with functioning brain cells!
      P.S. I crossfit. Nuff said.

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  18. Power-lifter, distance runner (predominantly marahon), boxer, ballet dancer, climber, cyclist, contemporary dancer, martial artist (preferred aikedo), 'functional' trainer, triathlete, climber & cripple. Titles that have all applied to me, though in some cases loosely, anyone not seeing the difference between me doing ballet and a real ballet dancer needs their eyes tested.
    Yes being a distance runner genetically my sprinting sucks, no being powerful doesn't mean I couldn't stand up in the ring giving and recieving punishment for 3 minutes, it did however mean that at the end of the last round I still had a hammer ready if I wanted to use it. Lifting stupidly heavy weights with a frame best suited to distance running and climbing means I have traded power for slower running, but now I can outlift and outrun substantially more than 70% of the population.
    Functional training, interesting concept. A lot of the things I do that get called this have had no direct equivilant in real life, but they kind of help me in various way, if nothing else it gives me gloating room. The two questions below are good examples of why functional fitness is a bit of a joke, and I still love doing it.
    How does that guy do 60kg push press standing on the wrong side of a bosu ball? His core must be awesome.
    Why the hell is that lunatic doing that stupid exercise? Will be hilarious when he fails.

    Women who lift are cool, if they love it. Women who run distance are cool, if they love it. Anyone doing either and hating it are idiots. People into functional fitness are kidding ourselves.

    By the way who on earth wears jeans to do squats in? I thought shades indoors was taking image too far.

    15. Bra manufacturers aren't ready for women whose muscle keeps their breasts in place. How will you survive without inflatable chests.
    16. If you decide to wear a mans shirt as nightwear it might be too small. No movie roles for you.
    17. Olympic bars aren't designed for your delicate little hands. You might even break a nail.
    18. Men might be intimidated by you. Mustn't damage their poor little egos.

    Go ahead and insult. At my age I have been called most things, often by me, and I can't even remember if sanity is a distant memory anymore.

    The article is brilliant. Muscular women are all masculine and all generalisations are wrong.

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  19. They will need to lift big if they want to be Navy Seals.

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  20. Why do these Crossfit girls think looking like a dude is attractive?!? I did CF for 2.5 years and quit after gaining 15lbs and becoming almost unrecognizable. Call me a gym rat, triathlete, ballerina, or whatver but I'll keep my femininity any day over looking like that again.

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    1. What did you do? I've been Crossfitting for 2.5 years and would pay to have gained that much muscle! My body looks so much better since I started! What's your secret?

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    2. If by femininity you mean frail with high body fat and low lean muscle mass, you can have that. Oh, and the pancake butt syndrome too.

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  21. Nice start guys...I went through the website and I found that you made decent point here. Keep up the topic that everyone can choose one of the best. Thanks. External Lifts UK

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  22. I like heavy stuff and doughnuts. My wife and kids love their 40 year old teddy bear. I've been in the military for 21 years. Life is great! What more could I possibly need...Besides another doughnut..Keep lifting big homies!!!

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  23. This was a funny SATIRE, I understand that...but it was condescending towards men.

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  24. I love when BOXERS think they can dominate others in a fight.

    Two points for you to consider.

    1. Most fights turn into a wrestling/MMA match and last less than 30 seconds.

    2. In the USA we have 2nd Amendment rights that make fighting unnecessary.

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  25. This site is great. The comments from the pathetically weak and frail are hilarious. My kids beat up their kids in school;) Question: why would someone who has no interest in lifting big or eating big come to this site in the first place? Weird..........

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    1. Yeah, keep on trolling. Maybe you find another bridge someday. ;)

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  26. No one type of exercise is better than another. You need a balance of strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance to improve your overall health and fitness. To only focus on one component of fitness is depriving your body of what it needs to get its maximal performance. The overall goal should be to live a healthy lifestyle so you live a long healthy life. All this arguing over what type of exercise is best is crazy! It's all important!! Cardio for a strong heart, strength for strong muscles and bones, and flexibility and balance to prevent injury and mobility. I hope everyone continues to workout but PLEASE make sure to include all components I fitness! Its so important!

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  27. Stop judging! It's not a pissing contest! If your thing is running, swimming, biking then do it! If its lifting then do it! If its sparring in a ring do it! It's about feeling good about yourself, liking the person you see in the mirror. Do whatever is your thing, do it to the best of your ability and fuck everyone else

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  28. I have done Crossfit for almost 2 years. Before that I was a skinny distance runner that worried about how I looked and how much I ate. If it weren't for Crossfit I never would have found my love of Olympic lifting! I have put on at least 10 lbs of muscle and although it has slowed down my running times, my body doesnt hurt when I do run now! I eat healthy foods and I eat as much as I
    want. Calorie counting and daily weigh ins are a thing of the past. I am proud of how my body looks (even in a bikini!) and everything I can do because of my new found strength!

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  29. Quick fixes never last. We want you to commit to this program for 90 days. That said, most people feel greater and more consistent energy and a loss of carb cravings in 4 to 7 days. This means that exercise will become easier and more enjoyable, and THAT is the secret click here 141 day challenge

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  30. So much bs "hating" going on here, my question is why the hell would anyone not interested in this lifestyle spend any time here, quit trolling and move the hell on...LBEB life all the way!

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  31. Sorry. Number 2. isn't true. Some men are attracted to muscular women. Chances are you won't be unnatractive to me unless you are on steroids.

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  32. Every time I read this, I smile. I fell in love with a bar the first time I lifted one, and every time I add a new plate of any size, it's a victory. It doesn't hurt that my boyfriend loves my revamped, rounded butt. Do I care that jeans are tight in the trunk? Hell no.

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  33. Nice post! weekend is always amusing but with triathlon shorts and other short wear, facing challenge add an extra feeling to the weekends. Amazing, really amazing. Thanks for the post.

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  34. If you'd summarized the 10 reasons, you should say the only problem is that your ego becomes the size of an oil-tanker and nobody wants a woman which is too full of herself to even be able to walk properly.

    A second reason is, that if you abuse your untrained and therefore weaker husband physically, not even the stupidest man would buy into the "I am a weak woman"-excuse anymore.

    3rd reason, you better should work on become a virtuous person, that is far more challenging.

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  35. Yea, I just don't get this "women can't get bulky lifting heavy" mantra. No offense, but to me the women pictured on this website ARE bulky. I do not want to look like them, yet I realize the importance of strength training. Oh, and I do understand that if I start lifting I won't wake up tomorrow looking like the hulk (another stupid statement that gets parroted around the net) but I really don't want to look like these women. So how does one go about strength training without out get big?

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    1. It takes a lot of work and time and effort to look like these girls. Strength training alone will not make you look like this.

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  36. Without stupid people, there would be much less laughter in this world and that would make me very unhappy....
    NEWS FLASH....MEN we really dont care what you like or dislike or whether you find us attractive or not. Now go to the kitchen and fix me a sandwich MITCH!

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  37. I *heart* being "bulky". Love and kisses, Biotch.
    PS - I'm 5'3" and I wear a size 4 on a bad day. "Bulky" does not have to be Big. And if your bulky IS big, then I'm all for it, girl. Let's arm wrestle!

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  38. Triathletes are the perfect example of non functional fitness, the time frames for training are far exceed the demands of any real sports and you become weak and specialized with very little power in the anaerobic phase where all sports and life tend to take place. If you feel like losing muscle mass, reducing power output, slowing your metabolism and aging yourself quickly then give er. I personally will stick to short intense intervals of conditioning throw in with some olylifts and the big 3 power lifts

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  39. Speaking for myself as a woman who doesn't have a perfect body, and never will. I stand 5'4 at 135lbs. I lift heavy weight. I don't look like a man, but I'm also not perfectly lean from head to toe. Why is lifting heavy always preceded by the idea that our intention is to look a certain way. What if we want to lift heavy because its empowering, fun, makes us strong and will keep us out of the nursing home. What if we want to lift heavy because its fun to PR and see how your performance goes up with your strength. Who ever said the combination of lifting and physical appearance have to have anything to do with each other? Ever?

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    1. right on, they act like we care what they think of us :) I lift for my own reasons, which have 0 to do with what anyone else thinks.

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  40. LOL! This blog is a joke.It amazes me that some people never grow up. You kids and your adorable teenage antics. "YOLO!"

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  41. So your saying that doing Pilates or yoga will give my daughter a negative impression on her mother..........4. "Your children might see that a woman can be something more than a frail object meant to please a man. Challenging the status quo is never a good thing." So in order to please a man I have to do crossfit? So I other women are frail if they don't do crossfit?

    I do crossfit myself for over 2 years so I am not coming from an outside the "box" reality and I realize this article was to poke fun at the "women get bulky doing crossfit persona" but seriously! stop making everyone else in the world feel like they are less of woman if they don't do crossfit. Ultimately fitness is about staying healthy and feeling great so whatever someone has to do to achieve that should be the focus. Not dogging out everyone else who doesn't do exactly what you do.

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  42. I've been reading your blog for awhile and never commented, but I will now. As a woman that has only recently beat an an eating disorder that took eight years of my life away, I can't thank you enough for articles like this. This is not the first time one of your posts has negated all the sexist fucked up bullshit that makes women feel like shit about themselves and you should know it's appreciated. I found lifting about a year and a half ago, when I started I was still a sickly thin weight and had remnants of disordered eating behavior. I have since put on 20 pounds of muscle, and for the first time in my life, I like my body and could give a fuck about cultural pressures to look a certain way. I can honestly say lifting saved my life, and it's entries like these that make me want to stay healthy. Thank you for you that.

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  43. Thank you! I know folks miss the point of posts like these, but this truly made my day!!!!!!!!

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  44. Baaa ha ha ha haaa! FRICKIN LOVE this, EPIC!

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  45. this is just another "it"s all men's fault" type of article.
    i hear very few men saying that weightlifting makes women manly/ugly, and when they say that they actually mean the effects of steroids, not weightlifting, they just don't know it.
    newsflash: steroid use among women is as prevalent as among men. bodybuilders, powerlifters, crosfitters from hobby and amateur levels all the way to pros.
    but most people wouldn't even imagine that, and the women themselves at best are silent about it and deny it when asked, at worst they start throwing the usual "you are just intimidated", "you want to protect your fragile male ego" crap around. so a lot of men, when they hear that you are lifting, have a (from their point of view) reasonable thought that you might end up looking like the roiders.

    guess what: men don't find your average non-roiding female lifters ugly.
    now, if you spend A LOT of time in the gym, you might get a little more bulkier than most find "optimal", but you are still very far away from getting the "ew" effect from men and they will still find you attractive.
    aside from the issue of roids, the most common issue with attractiveness is the lack of boobs. many female have very low levels of bodyfat, and that makes their chest flat like a 12 year old boy's.

    men aren't intimidated by you. their egos are not even near as fragile as women's.
    how about instead of bashing them, and thus making things more complicated for the rest of us, you simply tell them that it's the roids that make women ugly and that the same amount of women use them as men and that's why there are that many unattractive female lifters.
    and if they just simply don't find it attractive, that's fine too, that doesn't make their personal preferences any less valid. many women genuinly don't find female lifters attractive either and they do not want to look like you. hell, a lot of women don't even find male lifters attractive. and while you might not care if men find you attractive, the wast majority of women do. wanting to be attractive to the opposite sex is natural.
    also, in my observation, the one actual thing most men find unattractive is the huge ego that most women develop even after barely a month of lifting. congratulations sweetie! you have managed to do something that hundreds of millions of men, from the ages of 8 to the day of their death havebeen doing since time eternal, but since you are a woman, you obviously deserve extra praise!

    and even if you do find some genuine douchebags, why do you extrapolate it to all the men? all i hear from you ladies is that everybody is different and you shouldn't stereotype people, yet that's the exact thing you do with men whenever it gives you the "feelgoodz". and then you wonder why, as time progresses, men in general avoid us more and more and take us less and less seriously. we aren't living in the 40s and 50s anymore, you can't blame all your crap on men anymore, time to put on your big girl panties and own your shit.

    and another little bit of info for you ladies: putting the issue of roiding and else aside, the wast majority (>95%) of people who want to bring you down are.... OTHER WOMEN! they just don't say it to your face. they do it covertly. and women in general have a hard time admitting it (they still belive in the mythical "Sisterhood") and by some twisted mental acrobatics asign the blame to men.
    other issue is that most women take men's honest (though sometimes misinformed) opinions as a deliberate attempt to bring them down if it makes them even ever so slightly uncomfortable.

    thank you dear author for "gifting" the internet with yet another pointless, stereotyping, man bashing article. i know it was intended as just some low iq clickbait, but it's yet another thing that will make my and other non-manhating women's relationship with men that much more strained.

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  46. @ hexjoe53

    What makes you think anyone cares what you find attractive. Here's a thought, what ever we women do or don't do in the gym (or anywhere for that matter, unless your lucky enough to find one to sleep with you) has absolutely NOTHING to do with you or your desires! Why don't you worry more about bettering yourself and stop worrying about what other people are doing. Clearly you need a life. :)

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  47. Im glad a post like this was finally put on , soooo tired of what others think, dont think. I couldnt care less if a "man" doesnt find me attractive because I lift weights. Thats his loss. maybe if they werent so judgmental and shallow they would see women are more than just something to sleep with and show off to their friends. And the looks we get from these "men" in the gym just got to show how weak minded some of them truly are. esp when we are lifting more than they are. Leave your ego at the door when you go to the gym, we have enough to juggle in life without the bs some of you like to project. I love lifting weights, I love the weight room, but some of the men in there need to realize not all women are living to please them....

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  48. Strong women are beautiful. I love strong athletic women.

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    1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is strength and courage.

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  49. Honestly, you'd never see an article defending why it's OK for men to lift. I've been lifting for 20 years in one form or another, and quite honestly I've never cared what any man, woman, or child thought of it. And I still don't. And I never will. I enjoy being 5'11" and I enjoy being strong. I enjoy being myself. So, while I do like this article and I find the humor in it. I understand it's here to defend women lifters, but I also believe it's sexist just in the fact it has to exist at all. What a shame. Maybe we can all just learn to shut up, be happy, and accept people for who they are.

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  50. Thanks again Matt and Cornelia, definitely couldn't have done this without you! I'll be updating my report post over the next few days, including your pictures.The lessons learned continue to refine the hackathon-in-a-box material as well. All things considered, it was a good event.

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  51. Have to say, I'm attracted to all sorts of women. Tall, short, fat, thin, all the different colours and sizes you can imagine. For me, the sexiest part of a woman has always been her brain. Eat well, work hard and be good to others (don't bicker about why this is better than that!)

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  55. My name is Elizabeth, From USA ,and I’m happily married with a lovely husband and three children.I had a very big problem with my husband few months ago,to the extent that he even packed his things away from our house. He left I and and my kids for almost 1year, and i tried all my possible best and effort to bring him back.I discussed it with a very good friend of mine,and he gave me an advice concerning a spell caster, that he is the only one that can handle my situations and problem,that he’s always ready and able to do anything related to spell casting and helping of the needy, Please every every one i would like you all to contact him with his email address,which is as follows.”orikiolodumarespelltemple@gmail.com". I never believed in spell casting,but My friend convinced me and i had no choice than to follow my friend advice,because i never dreamed of loosing my lovely Husband. And i contacted him with his email address,and i discussed with him all my problems and worries and so surprisingly,he told me that I’ll get my husband back a day after. I didn't believed Him, until when i got home,the next day,my husband called me to inform me that he is coming back home…..So Amazing!! That’s how i got my back through spell casting and our relationship was stronger than ever. One of the price i was asked to pay was to tell it to the people around me that problems like this,can always be solved by Dr. Olodumare. So! my advice to you out there is to visit this same E-mail address,and tell him your problems too,if you are in any condition related to love issue or getting your ex back or and problem at all, please Contact him and have a happy life. you can contact him via email (orikiolodumarespelltemple@gmail.com )
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  56. Hello to you all here, i am Kirsten Wilson. and i here to share to you all my testimony about this man called Dr ABULU , last year i got married to my husband Wilson Jefferson and we both have a body so we were both living happily together ever since we got married until early this year when my husband traveled to Australia for business trip and he told me and kid that he will be coming in two months time and he left , it was just 2 weeks when my husband stopped calling me and the kid so i was surprise and i started to wonder what is wrong until i heard that he is with a lady there and he was even planing to marry her and push me and my child out so i reported to his family but they could not stop him this time he has send me message to live the house before he return so i was so confused and do not know what to do so a friend of my mummy directed me to this man DR ABULU of abuluspiritualtemple@gmail.com, for help and solution and i quickly rush to contact him through his mail and he told me what to do and i did it and after two days mu husband called me and started begging me to forgive and forget all that he must have done to be that he was not his self so that is how i manage to save my relationship so with this great work done for me by DR ABULU i promised to share this to the world in-case any one is there with similar problems should contact him as well for solution and i know you must be saved okay
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  57. Hello friends am Sofia Anna by name, i never thought i will happy in my life ever again, i want you all to thank DR GREAT he is a father that takes care of his children the spell caster of our time, he has saved me from a very ugly situation that almost made my life miserable and i want you all to thank him for me,my husband and i have be married for so many years now with children and the relationship was being treathened by a small girl in his working place,she was almost destroying my home i met so many spell casters but to no avail until i met a friend who came from africa and she told me about DR GREAT and i decided to contact him and try him out as i was losing faith in all spell casters, but he told me not to worry that now am in his temple everything will be alright he assured me 100% that his spell has no side effects and that it will work straight and save my home and my marriage and after he has performed the spell cast , my husband came back to us with love and affection and he loved us more and more and he never looked back or none did his love for me waiver, if you are also experiencing this sort of your situation in your home, if your husband is drifting away, if you are experiencing a broken home or you have lost your husband to a young woman outside there then look no further help is here is email (GREATLOVESPELL1@GMAIL.COM)OR GREATLOVESPELL@YAHOO.COM YOU CAN CALL HIS NUMBER ON +2347030770456 is ready to help you out okay

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