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Old 03-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #31
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

There is NOTHING better than having a man who not only appreciates the deadlift scrapes, the ripped up hands, the bruises, etc.. but thinks they're "hot" not because they look cool but because it's proof you're working hard. It's definitely part of CF culture though. Guys who just lift in the traditional bodybuilding style don't "get" it either. I've had said type tell me to wear gloves, "try not to bruise your legs", etc., etc.... Does your bf workout at all? Maybe if he saw how hard you were working then he'd understand how you got those battle scars and appreciate them more.

Here's what Chuck (my boyfriend) had to say about the issue:

"It's already hard enough to be a performance minded female as is. Everyone and everything in the media and the marketing world wants you to be a frail, pretty, skinny a** twig of a woman....f*** them and f*** anyone that doesn't fully support their partner in doing something extraordinary, something special, something difficult, and something that makes them happy."

Now, does it make you less feminine? Hell no! What's more attractive and feminine than doing what our bodies were MADE to do and having the body that goes with it? Yep, you're going to have some little injuries but I'll take that any day over being weak and incapable with the little Ethiopian arms and legs that accompany that.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:25 PM   #32
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There is NOTHING better than having a man who not only appreciates the deadlift scrapes, the ripped up hands, the bruises, etc.. but thinks they're "hot" not because they look cool but because it's proof you're working hard. It's definitely part of CF culture though. Guys who just lift in the traditional bodybuilding style don't "get" it either. I've had said type tell me to wear gloves, "try not to bruise your legs", etc., etc.... Does your bf workout at all? Maybe if he saw how hard you were working then he'd understand how you got those battle scars and appreciate them more.

Here's what Chuck (my boyfriend) had to say about the issue:

"It's already hard enough to be a performance minded female as is. Everyone and everything in the media and the marketing world wants you to be a frail, pretty, skinny a** twig of a woman....f*** them and f*** anyone that doesn't fully support their partner in doing something extraordinary, something special, something difficult, and something that makes them happy."

Now, does it make you less feminine? Hell no! What's more attractive and feminine than doing what our bodies were MADE to do and having the body that goes with it? Yep, you're going to have some little injuries but I'll take that any day over being weak and incapable with the little Ethiopian arms and legs that accompany that.

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:27 PM   #33
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Chuck is a smart man.

Unfortunately, I can't repeat what my BF had to say earlier when I told him about deadlift bruises
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:54 PM   #34
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Chuck is a smart man.

Unfortunately, I can't repeat what my BF had to say earlier when I told him about deadlift bruises
Oh COME ON! PM me!
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:00 PM   #35
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Oh COME ON! PM me!
then forward it to me!
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:20 PM   #36
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

Perhaps a *ahem* personal demonstration of the advantages of a well-developed posterior chain is called for here? Those *are* functional muscles, right?

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Old 03-11-2009, 04:32 PM   #37
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

Someone just said to me, "It's pretty sad that so much of your life revolves around lifting." I lift 4-5 times/week. I take pride in my results. I talk with people more knowledgeable than I about where my weakness are and what I can do to mitigate them or make them strengths. I talk with fellow lifters, congratulating them on their PRs and encouraging them when they need a boost on something. Is that really sad?
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:32 PM   #38
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Chuck is a smart man.

Unfortunately, I can't repeat what my BF had to say earlier when I told him about deadlift bruises
I better be in on this convo, too, while we're at it...
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:36 PM   #39
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Someone just said to me, "It's pretty sad that so much of your life revolves around lifting." I lift 4-5 times/week. I take pride in my results. I talk with people more knowledgeable than I about where my weakness are and what I can do to mitigate them or make them strengths. I talk with fellow lifters, congratulating them on their PRs and encouraging them when they need a boost on something. Is that really sad?
No. Everyone should have a positive focus in their life, and if lifting (and bikes) does that for you - then go ahead and dedicate yourself! Did you ask that person what they are dedicated to in their lives?

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Old 03-11-2009, 04:46 PM   #40
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

My BF doesn't do CF but he LOVES my muscles and my callouses. I hadn't seen him for a week recently and he was ribbing me that I was wasting away - where had my muscles gone! He loves that I have a pull up bar at home and of course also appreciates when I get dressed up to go out in my girly finest. I am a lucky girl!
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