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Old 11-24-2008, 07:14 AM   #9
Andrew James
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Re: Why 100 pushups?

Originally Posted by Rayna McGinnis View Post
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.
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