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Recommended reading: Being a Woman in the gym: Diary of an Intern

18/02/2011

If you are a woman and if you go to the gym, please take 5 minutes to read this:

http://www.excelsiorgroup.co.uk/blog/being-woman-gym-diary-intern

Almost every other day I talk to a woman in work who refuse to do anything that does not involve little pink dumbells in fear of “turning into a man”.

Yesterday I had a lady in wanting to get ready for her first half marathon.  This needs a good level of conditioning/fitness, and healthy, injury-free legs.

But she refused point blank to go near a rower (a fantastic tool for conditioning/fitness), and refused to attempt any kind of lunge or squat (fantastic exercises to strengthen the leg muscles and joints, to help prevent injuries from pounding the road for miles).

Why?

In case it “made her legs big”.

It really does make me a bit sad when people knowingly risk crippling injury, in the mistaken belief that it will make them look hotter.

I can't think of many things less sexy than a dislocated knee

I can't think of many things less sexy than a dislocated knee

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