I went to the gym because I wanted to get fit fast, but what I came away with was best friends.
Those two little words “I can’t” can get in your brain like a bad song you hear on the radio. (You know, the one you end up singing all day even though you hate that song.) “I can’t” is just like that! What if instead, you said to yourself, “Heck ya, I can do this”?
Struggle with feeling super low and just not wanting to do anything? The answer to getting out of it might surprise you. Ty shares his own super real story to help.
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.
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”
This is the first of a 3-part, interview-style series on women in strength sports featuring three of our nations top female athletes: Whitney Darchuk-Parenteau (CrossFit Regionals Athlete), Lana Price-Wright (Powerlifter), and Rachel Siemens (Olympic Weightlifter). All three of these ladies have accomplished incredible feats in their sport, and in life, and each of them offers a unique perspective on the issues of body image and strength as they relate to women.