The recent attention to the sexualization of women in CrossFit (and sport in general) is important, but I think it is missing the point. Current articles attribute the success of people like Christmas Abbott to their good looks, and blame women who promote their bodies for perpetuating inequality, stating that they are harming themselves and society. Writing suggests men also play a role in the process, stating we all have a responsibility in breaking the cycle.
True: inequality affects and is preserved by humankind, however, people don’t wait in line for hours to meet the gorgeous Christmas Abbott just because she is hot as hell (OK – not everyone in that line is standing there for that reason) – there is more to it than that, and I admonish you to dig deeper. Although Christmas’ beauty and bodacious booty are definitely assets (and she exploits them fully), this is only one aspect of the three-dimensional being she showcases to the world.
Are you someone who regularly hits the treadmill day in and day out, regardless of the dramas of everyday life? Maybe it is your way to destress after a daunting day at work? I commend you! Consistency is the key to results and you’ve already championed that area! However, what if I told you, you… Continue reading How to Spice up your Treadmill Workout and Sweeten your Results (with 6 Example Workouts to do Just That)
9 practices employed by peak performers about which people say, “I wish I had an ounce of your discipline.” Guess what? You can!
My journey in becoming who I am in fitness, strength, and performance with pictures and video.
You won’t find many people in the strength sports world as well-rounded as these three women: CrossFit Games athlete, Alex Parker; powerlifter, Amy Smith; and strongwoman, Tracey Halladay. As such, they offer interesting and impressionable views on the perception of women, in and outside of their sports. Alex Parker is a dedicated law student in… Continue reading Women in Strength, Strength in Women Part 3: “Life is Way too Short to Live it Uncomfortable in Your Own Skin”
“Do you have abs?” is often the first question asked of you when people notice you are fit, but you still have your t-shirt on. People have put me through this kind of examination, and until I actually achieved visible abs, I felt ashamed when quizzed. If this is you, or if you want to attain this physical characteristic that is the stamp of peak fitness, then first read 6 things I have learned along my journey towards a six-pack (you might reconsider your goal, or learn something about how to realistically achieve it).