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Old 01-27-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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The strange life of the fitness model

I thought this article discussing what fitness models do was interesting: http://www.slate.com/id/2281853/ (WFS)

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It can be especially challenging to find women who can do pull-ups. In some cases, a trainer holds the model up, then runs away quickly so the photographer can snap a shot before she falls.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: The strange life of the fitness model

I did not read the article yet but LOL at that quote. I understand pullups can be difficult for females but, in my opinion, you have no business being a fitness anything if you can't do a single pullup. Second, why doesn't she just jump?
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:00 AM   #3
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Re: The strange life of the fitness model

Just remember, she's a fitness "model"... not a fitness competitor or fitness athlete. They are not the same thing.
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Re: The strange life of the fitness model

Because it's all about looking fit, not actually being strong! But I'd think a fitness model would easily be capable of doing a pullup, if she'd just put in the effort to train it.

I think stumptous.com (WFS) puts it well:

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Most untrained females who are older than 10 and heavier than 50 lbs canít do them. The good news, though, is that most trained women CAN do them.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:15 PM   #5
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Re: The strange life of the fitness model

I have a good friend that does the fitness model thing and is an avid crossfitter. That woman works hard to stay in shape for her job, I am always amazed at how dedicated she is.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:20 PM   #6
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That's great to hear! Someone who not only looks the part, but actually can DO it!
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