Sunday 100425

Rest Day

The rain has stopped, time to dry out!

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Mike getting his Cindy on and Sully's wondering why these people do this to themselves every day!

We check out a lot of other affiliate's website every day. It's cool to see what other people are doing, and they often post some cool info. Sometimes we just don't have anything to write about, so we'll look for something cool that someone else posted, always giving full credit and a link to their site! So today, here's a post from CrossFit 801 (www.crossfit801.com). They quoted Mark Ripetoe, who we have quoted in the past because he has a way with words. Enjoy:

 I thought I would post a portion of an article written by Mark Rippetoe in 2006.  The article is written about how silly it is for women to think they should train differently than men.  In this article he talks about how women throughout time have thought and have been told that they shouldn't train hard or with heavy weight. Here he (in his comical way) dispells some funny myths about women and some of the ideas women seem to have about training:

  • Your muscles cannot get "longer" without some sort of radical orthopedic surgery.
  • Muscles don't get leaner- you do.
  • There is no such thing as "firming and toning".  There is only stronger and weaker.
  • The vast majority of women cannot get large, masculine muscles from barbell training.  If it were that easy, I would have them.
  • Women who do have them have taken some rather drastic steps in that direction that have little to do with their exercise program.
  • Women who claim to be afraid to train hard because they always "bulk up too much" are often already pretty bulky, or "skinny fat" (thin but weak and deconditioned) and have found yet another excuse to continue life sitting on their butts.
  • Only people willing to work to the point of discomfort will actually look like they have been other-than-comfortable most of the time.
  • You can thank the muscle magazines for these persistent misconceptions, along with the natural tendency of most normal humans to seek reasons to avoid hard physical exertion.
     

7 thoughts on “Sunday 100425”

  1. Happy birthday, Mike and Jon! I agree with you, Mike, about the ‘pretty’ comment, especially since the article has a large focus on women being able to lift without getting too bulky. Interesting choice for a picture to go with that…

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