New Nike ad
The day of the Savage Race. The day I fell off a 10’ wall, the 10th obstacle of a 27 obstacle race. I was only able to complete one obstacle after that, a water one that I was able to rely on upper body weight for. I walked/limped 4 miles to cross the finish. After 5 months of training I refused to not get my medal.
This month, we’re tackling one of the toughest body weight exercises and really focusing on how to achieve consistent, full range of motion and good form PULL-UPS!
To achieve this, we’ve broken down the seemingly impossible exercise into a 31 day program including a mix of body weight exercises which will build your strength so at the end of the month you’ll be able to perform at least 1 full pull-up.
Zoe Smith can lift twice her body weight, set a British record for women’s weightlifting, and really doesn’t care if you find her attractive or not.
…we don’t lift weights in order to look hot, especially for the likes of men like that. What makes them think that we even WANT them to find us attractive? If you do, thanks very much, we’re flattered. But if you don’t, why do you really need to voice this opinion in the first place, and what makes you think we actually give a toss that you, personally, do not find us attractive? What do you want us to do? Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favourably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?! Cause you are clearly the kindest, most attractive type of man to grace the earth with your presence.
Oh but wait, you aren’t. This may be shocking to you, but we actually would rather be attractive to people who aren’t closed-minded and ignorant. Crazy, eh?! We, as any women with an ounce of self-confidence would, prefer our men to be confident enough in themselves to not feel emasculated by the fact that we aren’t weak and feeble.
And here’s some food for thought – maybe you should broaden your criteria for what you consider ‘attractive’ anyway, because these perfect, feminine women you speak of probably have no interest in you either.
(photo from Feministing)