Originally Posted by Rayna McGinnis
Wow- I just looked at those standards as they would have applied to me as a woman. Way to go and tell girls that guys are stronger and girls are more flexible. Is there a reason guys can do more crunches than girls in a minute? I think these standards are wayyy too relaxed. The presidential award is supposed to be for the top 85 percentile and honestly, looking at the standards, I think that almost anyone who was willing to grit their teeth a little and I don't know... try?... would be able to achieve that award. Let alone the other two.
I get being encouraging, but come on. This is like telling the athletes that really deserve this award, they're too good and should stop trying so hard.
This is a really pessimistic viewpoint, geez.
Men are stronger than women, btw, whether you like it or not.