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  • Women - your body was built to kick ass

    http://jezebel.com/5689226/a-call-to...-and-shoulders

    I particularly like this sentence:

    "There's merit in finding something-anything- to do with your body that you love, and loving when your body is able to do it."

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    +1 Ladies of the world I beseech you to please stop being so skinny you look like the undead; unless by undead, I mean like Selene from Underworld.....if so please PM me IMMEDIATELY! Like now.

    I really liked the overall tone and message of the article, something about being so skinny that a woman begins to lose her periods seems incredibly unhealthy in my mind.
    My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

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    • #3
      You know that thing about men not liking women who are taller than them? Well I'm 6'6" and there's nothing I find less attractive than a woman who's skinnier than me.

      Yesterday my wife asked me to design her a workout - she said "I want to get really strong". I'm over the moon!
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      • #4
        Great article! I just posted it to my Facebook page.

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        • #5
          Great stuff, my gf also wants to "get strong" but I have a hard time not understanding why she doesn't want to do the workouts I do, or the progressions to get to where I am.

          She equates working out with doing a workout video, which may be more challenging than I give them credit for (we're supposed to do one together sometime soon) but I bet they lean more on the cardio side. I guess we'll see, maybe they're a decent starting point.
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          • #6
            That is pure awesomeness!!!!

            Thank you so much for sharing!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
              Great stuff, my gf also wants to "get strong" but I have a hard time not understanding why she doesn't want to do the workouts I do, or the progressions to get to where I am.

              She equates working out with doing a workout video, which may be more challenging than I give them credit for (we're supposed to do one together sometime soon) but I bet they lean more on the cardio side. I guess we'll see, maybe they're a decent starting point.
              I think a lot of women out there are still living under the CW mindset that lifting heavy will make them too bulky, and low weight high reps will tone them out.
              My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Adventure8410 View Post
                I think a lot of women out there are still living under the CW mindset that lifting heavy will make them too bulky, and low weight high reps will tone them out.
                I instil this first off in all of the women that I train or give advice to. There's alot of misinformation I want to dispel in regards to CW, like alot of people still think it's bad to go deep in a squat(flexibility permitted) *shakes head*
                Here's my resolve.

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                • #9
                  Great article! Think I'll go do some heavy-weighted chins and lunges later today! ;-)
                  On a mission to help others master movement, build unbreakable strength, & eat MORE food (can't beat that.) Weekly fitness, health & nutrition articles at indulgentfitness.com.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Adventure8410 View Post
                    I think a lot of women out there are still living under the CW mindset that lifting heavy will make them too bulky, and low weight high reps will tone them out.
                    She knows better from hearing me yap about it. She also has some strength goals that she doesn't tackle directly which confuses me. For instance, she wants to do a chin up, but doesn't work towards it consistently enough. I don't know, one thing at a time I'm working on her eating better first, hoping the rest follows.

                    I don't care how she works out honestly as long as she's enjoying herself at the end of the day you know? I found her doing thrusters with her water jug so it's a start!
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                    • #11
                      This is how we should set the example for our kids! I think its awesome when I ask my 2yo if she wants to go for a walk and she screams at the top of her lungs yes!!! our Daycare Provider - has told me that she gets so excited when the go out side and go for walks... she never gets tired like the other kids (Even the older ones) the only time she gets tired is when we go for 2 30+min walks a day (Which is usually on weekends) after
                      The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose. ~ Ayn Rand
                      What's your purpose? Mine is Optimal Health.

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                      SW 190lb
                      Leptin Reset Redux (1Sep 2011) SW 170lbs
                      25 Sep 2011 160lbs
                      1 Dec 2011 158lbs!
                      GW ~135lbs
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                      Mother of 2, and wife to a kick ass husband...trying to contain chaos and havoc on a daily basis

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                      • #12
                        Truly excellent article!! I will never be skinny, but that's not a bad thing. I have something for a partner to hang on to in the middle of any given activity and the strength to give as good as I get.
                        Christine
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                        • #13
                          This article made me cry.

                          I've already forwarded it to every person (men too) on my list.

                          Thank you, NMG. ::: mwah :::
                          "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                          • #14
                            This has been my mantra for the last year.

                            I will never have a picture perfect body. I WILL have a perfectly STRONG body. I WILL make the strongest body I possibly can.

                            Thank you for sharing this article!!!
                            The more I see the less I know for sure.
                            -John Lennon

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                            • #15
                              "Oprah-tastic," hee hee!
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